Blog Blog 8.12.2022

Published on August 12th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 12, 2022

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Super Freaky Girl, Nicki Minaj |
Make Me Say It Again, Girl, Ronald Isley and The Isley Brothers feat. Beyoncé
One Day Longer, Richard Marx (co-written with Keith Urban) |
Seamless, Babyface & Kehlani |
Foxglove Through the Clearcut, Death Cab for Cutie |
Out of My Head, First Aid Kit |
Popular, M.I.A. |
THREAT, Rex Orange County |
Hoodie, Ari Lennox |
Charlie, Tones and I |
Day N Night, Afrojack & Black V Neck feat. Muni Long |
Sunshine, Tyga, Jhené Aiko & Pop Smoke |
Girl in Mine, Parmalee |
Forever Drunk, Peach PRC |
Echo Party, Sylvan Esso |
Freight Train // A Wall, Night Swimming
Every Time Africa Plays, Sonia Stein |

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Traumazine,” Megan Thee Stallion (guests: Dua Lipa, Future, Jhené Aiko, Rico Nasty, Lucky Daye, Pooh Shiesty, et al; Hear here; 1501 Certified Entertainment / 300 Entertainment)

“DRILLMATIC Heart vs. Mind,” The Game (30-track album; guests: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Pusha-T, Roddy Ricch, Fivio Foreign, YG, A$AP Rocky, et al; Hear here; 100 Entertainment)

“Brexit at Tiffany’s,” The Streets (three-song EP; Hear here; Mike Skinner)

“SIDE B,” Junior Varsity (six-song EP; Hear here; Warner)

“ACT II: EXILE,” Young the Giant (four-song EP; Hear here; Jungle Youth / AWAL Recordings)

“13: The Musical (Soundtrack From the Netflix Film),” Jason Robert Brown & Ensemble (Trailer; Sh-K-Boom Records / Atlantic)

“Acoustic Sessions EP,” Morgan Wade (five songs; Hear here; Ladylike / Sony Music Entertainment)

All Things Under $10. »



“Sunny Side of the Street,” Herb Alpert – Sept. 30

“When I Go I Ghost,” Cory Branan – Oct. 14


Ron Mael (77)
Mark Knopfler (73)
Kid Creole (72)
Pat Metheny (68)
Danny Shirley (66)
Roy Hay (61)
Sir Mix-A-Lot (59)
Tanita Tikaram (53)

Getting caught up …

Aug. 11 Birthdays: Mike Hugg (80), Kenny Gamble (79), Jim Kale (79), John Conlee (76), Eric Carmen (73), Bob Mothersbaugh (70), Bryan Bassett (68), Joe Jackson (68), Jah Wobble (64), Juan María Solare (56), Enrique Bunbury (55), Charlie Sexton (54), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (52), Ben Gibbard (46), Gemma Hayes (45), Heath Fogg (38), J-Boog (37), Asher Roth (37)


Aug. 12:

Richie Hayward (1946-2010)

Les Paul (1915-2009)

Merv Griffin (1925-2007)

Luther Allison (1939-1997)

John Cage (1912-1992)

Kyu Sakamoto (1941-1985)

Aug. 11:

Trini Lopez (1937-2020)

Jani Lane (1964-2011)

Mike Douglas (1920-2006)

Phil Harris (1904-1995)


“You’re my sun, my moon, my guiding star
My kind of wonderful, that’s what you are”

 RELEASED ON AUG. 12 … IN 1968 

“Cheap Thrills,” Big Brother and the Holding Company (their second album and their last with Janis Joplin as lead singer; featuring “Piece of My Heart,” “Summertime,” “Combination of the Two” and “Ball and Chain”; the album spent eight weeks at No. 1 in the U.S.; producer: John Simon; Columbia)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 11 … IN 1997 

“Backstreet’s Back,” Backstreet Boys (their second album, featuring “Everybody [Backstreet’s Back],” “As Long As You Love Me” and “All I Have to Give”; released internationally as “Backstreet’s Back,” but in the U.S., it was issued as the compilation “Backstreet Boys,” containing songs from 1996’s “Backstreet Boys” and “Backstreet’s Back”; producers: Timmy Allen, Larry Campbell, P.M. Dawn, Full Force, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Brian Littrell, Kristian Lundin, Max Martin, Mookie, Denniz PoP, “Fitz” Gerald Scott; Jive)


Frederick Waite Jr. (Musical Youth drummer)


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