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Published on August 7th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 7, 2021



“A Southern Gothic,” Adia Victoria – Sept. 17

“Strength,” Unto Others – Sept. 24

“Half A Hundred Years,” Asleep At The Wheel – Oct. 1

“Liberté,” The Doobie Brothers – Oct. 1

“Optimist,” FINNEAS – Oct. 15

“The Atlas Underground Fire,” Tom Morello – Oct. 15

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“Happy Less (Deluxe),” Parti! – Sept. 10

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Soul Land Music Series: Volume 1,” various artists (a collection of live music inspired by the life of spiritual teacher and cultural icon, Baba Ram Dass; Soul Land)

“Namesake,” Them Coulee Boys (producer: Brian Joseph; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music; Them Coulee Boys)

“Sad Girl Disco Party,” Jessy Jones (three-song EP; new single: “Crying on the Dance Floor”; Hear here; Head Bitch Music)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

ABSUЯD, Guns N’ Roses
Take My Breath, The Weeknd
Redneck Be Like, Thomas Rhett
A Concert Six Months From Now, FINNEAS
Highway to Hell, Tom Morello feat. Bruce Springsteen & Eddie Vedder
Songs You Never Heard, Luke Bryan
if i were you, Switchfoot
Mimi, Big Red Machine feat. Ilsey
Animal, Noah Kahan
HIT IT, Black Eyed Peas feat. Saweetie & Lele Pons
Human Touch, Jimmy Cliff
Wishful Drinking, Ingrid Andress with Sam Hunt
Single at the Same Time, Erin Gibney
downtown, sunsetto
Hurts Like It Hit Me, LonelyTwin
Hopeless, Ryan Bourne
Small Talk, Lonely Avenue

Katiswe, Peter Mawanga & Trevor Bystrom
Lies, GUS
apricot skies, Nova Miller & Bankrol Hayden
Good Goodbye, Ashley Cooke feat. Jimmie Allen
Color Me Strange, CHAMEL3ON
Nowhere, The Black Fever
Smooth, Parti!
Eating Me Alive, Massie feat. Shayley Bourget
Next Year, Tidal Wave
miami, small dogs
Roses, Pieter Herweijer
’76, AI
The Rat, Plain Mister Smith feat. Jordan Klassen


Garrison Keillor (79)
Rodney Crowell (71)
Bruce Dickinson (63)
Jacqui O’Sullivan [Bananarama] (61)
Marcus Roberts (58)
Ian Dench [EMF] (57)
Raul Malo (56)
Kristin Hersh (55)
Barry Kerch [Shinedown] (45)

Getting caught up …

Aug. 6 Birthdays: Ella Jenkins (97), Pat MacDonald [Timbuk 3] (69), Randy DeBarge (63), Peggy and Patsy Lynn (57), Lisa Stewart (53), Geri Halliwell Horner (49), Travis McCoy [Gym Class Heroes] (40), Leslie Odom Jr. (40), Eric Roberts [Gym Class Heroes] (37)

Aug. 5 Birthdays: Rick Derringer (74), Samantha Sang (70), Eddie Ojeda [Twisted Sister] (66), Pat Smear (62), Mark O’Connor (60), Mike Nocito [Johnny Hates Jazz] (58), Terri Clark (53), Eicca Toppinen [Apocalyptica] (46), Whit Sellers [Old Dominion] (43)


David Berman (1967-2019)

Henry Stone (1921-2014)

Mike Seeger (1933-2009)

Eddie Calvert (1922-1978)

Aug. 6: Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012), Willy DeVille (1950-2009), Rick James (1948-2004), Domenico Modugno (1928-1994), Klaus Nomi (1944-1983)

Aug. 5: Reg Lindsay (1929-2008), Luther Perkins (1928-1968)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 7 IN … 1970 

“A Question of Balance,” The Moody Blues (their sixth album, featuring “Question,” “And the Tide Rushes In,” “Melancholy Man” and “Dawning Is the Day”; producer: Tony Clarke; Threshold)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 6 IN … 1974 

“Can’t Get Enough,” Barry White (his third album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, featuring “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” and “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything”; producer: White; 20th Century)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 5 IN … 1980 

“Crimes of Passion,” Pat Benatar (she won the 1981 Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance; featuring “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Treat Me Right,” “You Better Run” and “Hell Is for Children”; her video for “You Better Run” was the second music video to ever air on MTV; producer: Keith Olsen; Chrysalis)


Dennis “D.T.” Thomas (Kool & The Gang)

Paul Johnson (Chicago house music DJ)

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (rock journalist, author and partner of Jim Morrison)

Razzy Bailey (country singer-songwriter; “I Hate Hate,” “9,999,999 Tears,” “Loving Up a Storm,” etc.)


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