Still Making History

Still Making History

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by Ana Popovic
     
 
Born in Belgrade in what is now Serbia, Ana Popovic is making her name in contemporary American blues circles, but it would be a mistake to simply fixate on her unconventional path to this music, because Still Making History is clear evidence of her genuine feel for the blues. It's a fair criticism that modern blues can often tilt toward the slick or the glib,

Overview

Born in Belgrade in what is now Serbia, Ana Popovic is making her name in contemporary American blues circles, but it would be a mistake to simply fixate on her unconventional path to this music, because Still Making History is clear evidence of her genuine feel for the blues. It's a fair criticism that modern blues can often tilt toward the slick or the glib, but Popovic's talent lies in her ability to use the musical form as a touchstone while pulling in other influences (a tendency that might cause fretting among purists). On "Hold On," the singer/guitarist/songwriter romps through a stop-on-a-dime funk arrangement that calls to mind James Brown. On the moving "Between Our Worlds" she pulls in enough reggae to cast an easy groove, but not enough to seem like an interloper or dilettante. Popovic is also a versatile vocalist who avoids the all-peaks, no-valleys brassiness that defines more than a few contemporary blues vocalists (and it certainly is interesting to hear her Serbian vowels occasionally wrap themselves around the Americana of her tunes). This is a solid effort that breaks some of the possible constraints of its genre, with Popovic proving her songwriting gifts on a host of originals.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2007
Label:
Eclecto Groove
UPC:
0850021001483
catalogNumber:
501

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ana Popovic   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Tony Braunagel   Drums,Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion,Conga,Tambourine
Jon Cleary   Piano,Vocals,Clavinet,Wurlitzer
Portia Griffin   Background Vocals
Jack Holder   Rhythm Guitar
Jacqueline Johnson   Background Vocals
Darrell Leonard   Trombone,Trumpet
Cynthia Manley   Background Vocals
Sam Shoup   Bass
Jim Spake   Saxophone
Terry Wilson   Bass,Vocals
Gamble   Hammond Organ
Dave Smith   Bass
Steve Potts   Drums

Technical Credits

Randy Chortkoff   Executive Producer,Author
David Z.   Producer,Engineer
Scott Dirks   Liner Notes
John Porter   Producer,Engineer,overdub engineer
Frank Roszak   Marketing
Dick Sims   Composer
James Edward Pryor   Composer
Willie Mae Thornton   Composer
Ana Popovic   Composer,Author
Doug Tyo   Engineer
Joshua Temkin   Artwork

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