[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]UPDATES / ADDITIONS[/su_highlight]

NEW RELEASES

“Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” Kendrick Lamar – May 13

Title TBA, BTS – June 10

“Janky Star,” Grace Ives – June 10

“In the Wild,” The Interrupters – Aug. 5

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REISSUES

“Civilian,” Gentle Giant – May 20

“NOW That’s What I Call Pride,” various artists – May 20

“Living In Clip (25th Anniversary Edition),” Ani DiFranco – July 29

VINYL

“Live at Glastonbury 2007,” Amy Winehouse – June 3

“Live At Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981,” Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones – Aug. 19

“Kenny Burrell,” Kenny Burrell – Oct. 7

“Feelin’ the Spirit,” Grant Green – Oct. 7

“Live from A&R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971,” The Allman Brothers Band – Oct. 14

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS[/su_highlight]

Mike Vickers [Manfred Mann] (82)
Robert Christgau (80)
Walt Richmond [The Tractors] (75)
Jim Scholten [Sawyer Brown] (70)
Les Pattinson [Echo & The Bunnymen] (64)
Mark Tremonti (48)
Trina (48)
Nathan Sykes (29)

Getting caught up …

April 17 Birthdays: Buster Williams (80), Jan Hammer (74), Michael Sembello (68), Afrika Bambaataa (65), Maynard James Keenan (58), Liz Phair (55), Redman (52), Victoria Beckham (48), Avi Kaplan (33)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]IN REMEMBRANCE[/su_highlight]

April 18:

Deon Jackson (1946-2014)

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

Storm Thorgersen (1944-2013)

Dick Clark (1929-2012)

Bernard Edwards (1952-1996)

April 17:

Danny Federici (1950-2008)

Kitty Carlisle (1910-2007)

Earl King (1934-2003)

Linda McCartney (1941-1998)

Felix Pappalardi (1939-1983)

Red Allen (1908-1967)

Eddie Cochran (1938-1960)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON APRIL 18 … IN 1975[/su_highlight]

“Fandango!,” ZZ Top (their fourth album was half live and half new studio recordings, featuring “Tush” and “Heard It on the X”; producer: Bill Haim; London)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RELEASED ON APRIL 17 … IN 1982[/su_highlight]

“Planet Rock,” Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force (producer: Arthur Baker; one of the most influential hip-hop records of all time; Tommy Boy)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]R.I.P.[/su_highlight]

David Freel (Swell)

Keith Grayson, aka DJ Kay Slay

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]MUSIC HEADLINES[/su_highlight]

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