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Published on August 11th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 16, 2021



“Weekends Look A Little Acoustic These Days,” Brett Young – Sept. 3

“Walkman,” Bad Bad Hats – Sept. 17

“Protest Songs 1924-2012,” The Specials – Sept. 24

“Closer,” Claptone – Nov. 12

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“Mary Chapin Carpenter: One Night Lonely,” Mary Chapin Carpenter – Oct. 12

“Maude: The Complete Series,” Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Adrienne Barbeau, et al – Oct. 19

“Menace II Society (The Criterion Collection),” Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Jada Pinkett, Samuel L. Jackson, et al – Nov. 23

“Citizen Kane (The Criterion Collection),” Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane, et al – Nov. 23

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

"Queendom - The 6th Mini Album," Red Velvet (six-song EP; See here; Apple Music; SM Entertainment)

"This World or the Next," Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin guitarist's solo debut album; new single: "Fractured"; See here; eOne)

"Motion Sick," Pip Millett (five-song EP; producers: Joice, Josh Crocker; guests: Gaidaa, Ghetts; new single: "Sad Girls"; Hear here; Dream Life / Sony Music UK)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Mmm Hmm, NLE Choppa
Dissolved, Gone to Color feat. Martina Topley-Bird
Sad Sad Sad, Rosie
Coffee Cheques, King Park
Going Ghost, Jeris Johnson
I Could Fall in Love, Tony Glausi
How Many, Saleka
We Can Be Heroes, Jeffrey James
Alive, Red Devil Vortex
Dionysian State, Mild High Club
Rainbow Sherbet Sky, Desert Liminal

Wildflowers, Valerie Broussard
No Tears, Red Farrow & Dex Donoe
Come Together, Talia Lava & Diwon
Land of the Free, Lance Curtis
Wrong, ZAVA
racetrack, carwash
High Hopes, The Pairs
Somnia, The Crowleys
Stayed Here, Brandon Hart
Balboa, Blind Channel
Melody, Eric Harrison


Ketty Lester (87)
Gordon Fleet [The Easybeats] (76)
Barry Hay [Golden Earring] (73)
Joey Spampinato (73)
Bill Spooner [The Tubes] (72)
James "J.T." Taylor (68)
Tim Farriss (64)
Madonna (63)
Matt Lukin [Mudhoney] (57)
Maria McKee (57)
Emily Robison (49)
Vanessa Carlton (41)
Bob Hardy [Franz Ferdinand] (41)
Taylor Goldsmith [Dawes] (36)
Ashton Shepherd (35)
Dan Smyers [Dan + Shay] (34)
Young Thug (30)
Greyson Chance (24)


Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

Ronnie Drew (1934-2008)

Vassar Clements (1928-2005)

Mark Heard (1951-1992)

Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

Robert Johnson (1911-1938)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 16 IN ... 1966 

"Last Train to Clarksville," The Monkees (their first single topped the Billboard chart in November 1966; producers and songwriters: Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart; Colgems)


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