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Published on April 18th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: April 18, 2021



“Shenanigans Nite Club,” Goose – June 4

“Moments in Between,” Ruth B. – June 11

“Parallel Timeline,” Slothrust – Sept. 10

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“Saginaw Michigan / The Sad Side of Love / Puttin’ On,” Lefty Frizzell – May 21


“The Best of Philadelphia International Records,” various artists – May 28

“Electric Mud,” Muddy Waters – May 28

“Without the Aid of a Safety Net,” Big Country – July 2


“Beast: John Bonham and The Rise of Led Zeppelin,” C.M. Kushins – Sept. 7

“Ode to a Tenor Titan: The Life and Times and Music of Michael Brecker,” Bill Milkowski – Oct. 1

“King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King,” Daniel de Vise – Oct. 5

“Didn’t We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston,” Gerrick Kennedy – Feb. 1


“New Age Filth,” Hail The Sun (producer: Kris Crummett; new single: “Misfire”; See here; Equal Vision)

“Kid 90 (Original Score),” Linda Perry (soundtrack to Soleil Moon Frye’s new Hulu documentary; Hear/Read here; Linda Perry)

“EK,” Manika Kaur (Six Degrees)

“Keeping Me Sane,” Zack Joseph (six-song EP; Hear here; Zack Joseph)

“The Leap Year Sessions: Volume Two,” Greensky Bluegrass (See/Read here; Big Blue Zoo)


Small Town Hypocrite, Caylee Hammack feat. Chris Stapleton
Shinin’, FCG Heem
Flames [Acoustic], MOD SUN feat. Avril Lavigne
Sun Comes Up on You, ARMNHMR & Anki feat. Amidy
BUZZCUT, LoveLeo @ blackwinterwells
West Side, Lil West
Over You, Bailey James
dancing in the kitchen, Zachary Knowles
Like the Weather, Hand Made House
Illinois Boy, River Kittens
Back to the Memories, Breena Rose
Don’t Explain, Gretchen Lieberum
Run Like Hell, Ava Rowland
Burn to Ashes, Black Velvet Butterfly
White Noise, Bitterwood
Choked Out, M.A.G.S.


Mike Vickers [Manfred Mann] (81)
Walt Richmond [The Tractors] (74)
Jim Scholten [Sawyer Brown] (69)
Les Pattinson [Echo & The Bunnymen] (63)
Shirlie Holliman [Wham!] (59)
Greg Eklund [Everclear] (51)
Fredro Starr [Onyx] (50)
Mark Tremonti (47)
Trina (47)
Nathan Sykes [The Wanted] (28)


Deon Jackson (1946-2014)

Storm Thorgerson [album cover artist] (1944-2013)

Dick Clark (1929-2012)

Cordell “Boogie” Mosson [Parliament-Funkadelic] (1952-2013)

Bernard Edwards (1952-1996)


“Fandango!,” ZZ Top (half-live, half-studio album, featuring “Tush” and “Heard It on the X”; producer: Bill Ham; London)


Mike Mitchell (founding guitarist for The Kingsmen)


> Taylor Swift’s Re-Recorded ‘Fearless’ Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Year’s Biggest Week (Billboard)

> Alma Wahlberg, Mother of Donnie and Mark, Dead at 78, Family Says (WCVB)

> A Letter to the Music Industry, From Someone Who No Longer Has A Ticket (Living the Fest Life)

> Apple Music Tells Artists It Now Pays Double Than Spotify Per Stream (NME)

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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