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Published on April 21st, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault

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Pause & Play Today: April 21, 2021

 UPDATES / ADDITIONS 

NEW RELEASES

“Where the Soul Never Dies,” Mike Block + Sandeep Das – June 11

“Now Serving: Royal Tea Live From The Ryman,” Joe Bonamassa – June 11

“Queen of the In Between,” K.C. Jones – June 18

“Hellbound,” Buckcherry – June 25

“Sometimes I Might Be Introvert,” Little Simz – Sept. 3

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REISSUES

“Gold,” Rubettes – May 28

VINYL

“American Dreamer” (box set), Laura Nyro – July 30

MUSIC BOOKS

“Ska Boom! An American Ska & Reggae Oral History,” Marc Wasserman – July 5

“Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic,” John French – Sept. 2

“Most Dope: The Extraordinary Life of Mac Miller,” Paul Cantor – Jan. 18, 2022

DVD / BLU-RAY

“Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Series,” Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, et al – May 25

“Bringing Up Baby (The Criterion Collection),” Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, et al – July 6

 JUST RELEASED 

“Smoke Sessions Vol. 3,” Lord Apex (guests: Smoke DZA, Wiki, Finn Foxell, Louis Culture, Maverick Sabre; Lord Apex)

“Civilisation II,” Kero Kero Bonito (three-song EP; Polyvinyl)

“Drowning in Blue,” Until the Sun (Unit 233 Media)

“Raised on Rock and Roll,” Cricketbows (producer: Mike Montgomery; Mosquito Hawk Exquisite Recordings)

“Will I Always Feel This Way?,” CANNXN (three-song EP; CANNXN Music)

 NEW SONGS 

I Need Some of That, Weezer
Miami Drive, Tim Ayre
Happy (God’s Own Country), Sports Team
Life Is Beautiful, The Oak Ridge Boys
New Age Millennial Magic, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
Introvert, Little Simz
In the Ditch, Helmet … a cover of Gang of Four
Train Down Memory Lane, David Haerle
White Piano, Beverlee
The Songwriter, Stacey
Movie Stars, Cody Crump
You Get Me, Vaness Alegacy
More Like Midnight, Nathan Merovich
Storm Chaser, Beth Crowley
Smile, Nelson Elle
Birds & Wine, Gawain and the Green Knight

 TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS 

Iggy Pop (74)
Alan Warner [The Foundations] (74)
Patti LuPone (72)
Nickey Barclay [Fanny] (70)
Robert Smith (62)
Michael Timmins (62)
Michael Franti (55)
Glen Hansard (51)
David Brenner [Theory of a Deadman] (43)
Sydney Sierota [Echosmith] 24

 IN REMEMBRANCE 

Prince (1958-2016)

Christy Amphlett [Divinyls] (1959-2013)

Al Wilson (1939-2008)

Nina Simone (1933-2003)

Sandy Denny (1947-1978)

Earl Hooker (1930-1970)

 RELEASED ON APRIL 21 IN … 1975 

“ABBA,” ABBA (their third album featured “SOS,” “Mamma Mia” and “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”; producers: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus; Atlantic)

 R.I.P. 

Joe Long (a member of The Four Seasons from 1965 to 1975)

 MUSIC HEADLINES 

> Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue Shot During Attempted Robbery in Davie, FL (WPLG)

> Five Years After His Death, Prince’s Beloved Minneapolis Has Been in Turmoil (CNN)

> Ezra Furman Comes Out: ‘I’m a Trans Woman and a Mom. This Is Possible’ (Rolling Stone)

> Jim Steinman, Master of the Power Ballad, Gave Pop an Operatic Energy (The Guardian)

> Flashback: The Flying Burrito Brothers Cut ‘Wild Horses’ Before the Rolling Stones (Rolling Stone)

> 50 Websites to Waste Your Time On (Mashable)

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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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