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Published on April 4th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: April 4, 2022



“LP.8,” Kelly Lee Owens – April 29

“Tales of a Miracle,” Miraa May – May 27

“i used to think i could fly,” Tate McRae – May 27

“Avondale Drive,” Nicki Bluhm – June 3

“Get On The Otherside,” Bobby Oroza – June 10

“Butterfly Mind,” Tim Bowness – June 17

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“A Message From the People,” Ray Charles – June 17

“Vulture Prince (Deluxe Edition),” Arooj Aftab – June 24


“The Complete Studio Albums,” Frank Black and The Catholics – July 8

“An Evening With Silk Sonic,” Bruno Mars + Anderson .Paak – Aug. 12

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Lullabies For Parents, Vol 1,” Rosie Thomas (five-song EP; new single: “I Will Carry You [Always Here For You]”; See here; SINGALONG)

“Step Down,” The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble (new single: “Step Down”; Hear here; Colemine)

“Get a Job: Music from the Original Broadcast Series Soul Dream,” The Greyboy Allstars (new single: “I’ve Got Reasons”; Knowledge Room Recordings)

“The Missing Fourth Guest,” Lia Hide (new single: “Proposal”; Conch Town)

“Disaster Medicine,” Sound&Shape (new single: “Sugar the Pill”; See here; Sound&Shape)

“Love or Dreams,” Brenda Cay (five-song EP; Hear here; Heart Songs Music Group)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

What It Takes, Trombone Shorty feat. Lauren Daigle |
Déjà Vu, Toro y Moi |
Revelation Man, Saliva |
Heart So Big, Matoma & A R I Z O N A |
Bored, Fancy Hagood
Blow, Jackson Wang |
Post, David Poe |
Bout to Be, Seth Michael |
Fall Short, Taylor Bennett |

Two Apartments, Keep Off the Grass |
I Promise, The Impliers
Good Side, Rachel Grae
Lovin’ From You, Sara Diamond feat. Nick Grant |
Listen Up!, Excuses Excuses
Naked Mystery, RitaKAS |
Secret Underwater Love, Roscoe Roscoe
Hate You, Shannon Quinn
Pop Star, Rock Star, C.K.G.
Golden, Noah Slee feat. Joy Denalane |
Music To Make A Dream Come True, Kety Fusco |
Good As Gospel, Clayton Mann
In Cologne, Lucas Laufen |


Steve Gatlin (71)
Craig Adams [The Cult] (60)
Clay Davidson (51)
Josh Todd (51)
Jill Scott (50)
Magnus Sveningsson [The Cardigans] (50)
Kelly Price (49)
Andre Dalyrimple (48)
Josh McSwain [Parmalee] (47)
Austin Mahone (26)

Getting caught up:

April 3 Birthdays: Jeff Barry (84), Wayne Newton (80), Tony Orlando (78)
Richard Thompson (73), Curtis Stone [Highway 101] (72), Mick Mars (66), Eddie Murphy (61), Mike Ness (60), Sebastian Bach (54), Drew Shirley [Switchfoot] (48), Leona Lewis (37), Hayley Kiyoko (31), Sam Kiszka [Greta Van Fleet] (23)

April 2 Birthdays: Emmylou Harris (75), Dave Robinson (73), Buddy Jewell (61), Keren Woodward (61), Billy Dean (60), Greg Camp [Smash Mouth] (55), Tony Fredianelli [Third Eye Blind] (53), Jesse Carmichael [Maroon 5] (43), Lee Dewyze (36), Chris Janson (36)


April 4:

Wayne Henderson (1939-2014)

Scott Columbus (1956-2011)

Kenny Everett (1944-1995)

Arthur Russell (1951-1992)

Red Sovine (1917-1980)

April 3:

Bob Burns (1950-2015)

Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith (1921-2014)

Lionel Bart (1930-1999)

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990)

Danny Rapp [Danny & The Juniors] (1941-1983)

Ray Noble (1903-1978)

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

April 2:

Bud Shank (1926-2009)

Edwin Starr (1942-2003)

Rob Pilatus (1965-1998)

Buddy Rich (1917-1987)


“I can swear there ain’t no Heaven
But I pray there ain’t no hell”


“Can’t Take Me Home,” P!nk (her debut album, featuring “There You Go,” “Most Girls” and “You Make Me Sick”; producers: Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs, Babyface, Kandi Burruss, Terence “Tramp Baby” Abney, Daryl Simmons, Tricky; LaFace / Arista)


“Bookends,” Simon & Garfunkel (their fourth LP, a concept album exploring the life journey from childhood to old age, featuring “Mrs. Robinson,” “A Hazy Shade of Winter,” “Fakin’ It,” “America” and “At the Zoo”; “Mrs. Robinson” later won the Grammy for Record of the Year; the album was released just 24 hours before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which set off a summer of social unrest; producers: Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Halee; Columbia)


“The Beatles 1962-1966” and “The Beatles 1967-1970,” The Beatles (released on the same day, and both compilations reached the Top 3 on the Billboard chart, with “1967-1970)” hitting No. 1; both are considered the definitive Fab Four collections; Apple)


Francisco González (Los Lobos founding member)

Pamela Rooke (the “Queen of Punk” and fashion icon known as Jordan)

Fitzroy “Bunny Diamond” Simpson (The Mighty Diamonds)

Roland White (bluegrass musician)


> 2022 Grammy Awards: The Full List of Nominees and Winners | NPR

> Joey Jordison Snubbed in Grammys’ In Memoriam Segment | NME

> Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Mainstream Sellout’ Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart | Billboard

> Film Of Prince At Age 11 Discovered In Archival Footage Of 1970 Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike | WCCO

> Generations Sing to Joni Mitchell in Pre-Grammys Tribute | NPR

> ‘SNL’ Pays Tribute To Late Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins | Deadline

> Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ Breaks Spotify Single-Day Streaming Record | Billboard

> The Real Yacht Rock: Inside the Lavish, Top-Secret World of Private Gigs | Rolling Stone

> Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘A Man Without Love’ Featured on Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ | Reybee Inc.

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