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Published on August 8th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 8, 2022



“Fifty,” The Manhattan Transfer – Sept. 23


“Endless Motion,” Press Club – Oct. 14

“Waging Peace,” Alex Williams – Oct. 21

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“Japanese Singles Collection,” Janet Jackson – Sept. 2

“Kissing to Be Clever (40th Anniversary Edition),” Culture Club – Sept. 9

“Blue Train: The Complete Masters,” John Coltrane – Sept. 16

“Feels So Real: The Complete Elektra Recordings 1978-1984,” Patrice Rushen – Sept. 16

“Lost Album,” The Smithereens – Sept. 23

“The Golden Age of Peter Bogdanovich,” various artists – Sept. 30

“Zeroes and Ones: The Best of Jesus Jones,” Jesus Jones – Oct. 28


“Macadelic (10th Anniversary Edition),” Mac Miller – Oct. 7

“No Way Out (25th Anniversary Edition),” Puff Daddy & The Family – Nov. 4

“Getting Ready …,” Freddie King – Nov. 11

“Rumble (1956-62),” Link Wray – Nov. 18

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“The King and Queen of Gasoline,” Hot Milk (six-song EP; Hear here; See here; Music for Nations)

“Neon Lightning,” Pamela McNeill (producer: Matthew Kirkwold; Hear here; Farm to Table / The Orchard)

“Classic,” Madame Daley (four-song debut EP; Madame Daley)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Best Friends (Remix), The Weeknd feat. Summer Walker |
Yen, Slipknot |
Silver Tongue, Alter Bridge |
Party4One, dwi |
How It’s Always Been, Chudi Harris | See here
Only, VENNA |
When I Die, Wanaka
Lovely, Kelly & Kyle |
Bluebird, RiverGhost
Ain’t Gonna Be Mine, Emily Myers
Gone for the Summer, Rainy Day Café |
Trials, NGHTMRE |
Playground, Sirena


Connie Stevens (84)
Phil Balsley (83)
Keith Carradine (73)
Anton Fig (69)
Ali Score (67)
Chris Foreman (66)
David Grant (66)
Dennis Drew (65)
The Edge (61)
Rikki Rockett (61)
Kool Moe Dee (60)
Scott Stapp (49)
Mark Wills (49)
Brian Harvey (48)
Tom Linton (47)
JC Chasez (46)
Drew Lachey (46)
Marsha Ambrosius (45)
Eric Howk (41)
Shawn Mendes (24)

Getting caught up …

Aug. 7 Birthdays: Garrison Keillor (80), Lana Cantrell (79), Rodney Crowell (72), Bruce Dickinson (64), Marcus Roberts (59), Ian Dench (58), Raul Malo (57), Kristin Hersh (56), Barry Kerch (46)

Aug. 6 Birthdays: Ella Jenkins (98), Pat MacDonald (70), Randy DeBarge (64), Peggy and Patsy Lynn (58), Lisa Stewart (54), Geri Halliwell Horner (50), Travie McCoy (41), Eric Roberts (38)


Aug. 8:

Glen Campbell (1936-2017)

“Cowboy” Jack Clement (1931-2013)

Félix Leclerc (1914-1988)

Cannonball Adderley (1928-1975)

Johnny Dodds (1892-1940)

Aug. 7:

David Berman (1967-2019)

Henry Stone (1921-2014)

Mike Seeger (1933-2009)

Esther Phillips (1935-1984)

Eddie Calvert (1922-1978)

Aug. 6:

Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Willy DeVille (1950-2009)

Rick James (1958-2004)

Larry Adler (1914-2001)

Domenico Modugno (1928-1994)

Klaus Nomi (1944-1983)

Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931)


“Self preservation is what’s really going on today”

 RELEASED ON AUG. 8 … IN 1970 

“Runt,” Todd Rundgren (Runt was Rundgren and drummer Hunt Sales and bassist Tony Fox Sales; the entire album was written and produced by Rundgren; their first single, “We Gotta Get You a Woman,” reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100; Ampex)

 NO. 1 ON AUG. 7 … IN 1976 

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” Elton John & Kiki Dee (John and Bernie Taupin originally intended this duet to be with Dusty Springfield but she was ill at the time, so they went with his Rocket label mate; the result was a massive hit around the world: it spent six weeks at No. 1 in the U.K. and four weeks in the U.S.; producer: Gus Dudgeon; Rocket / MCA)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 6 … IN 1965 

“Help!,” The Beatles (their fifth album was the soundtrack to their film of the same name; seven of the 14 songs were used in the film, including the title track and “Ticket to Ride”; it was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1966 Grammy Awards but lost to Frank Sinatra’s “September of My Years”; producer: George Martin; Parlophone)


Olivia Newton-John (1970s-’80s pop superstar and actress) + See playlist below

David Muse (Firefall)

Judith Durham (The Seekers lead singer)

Gord Lewis (Teenage Head)


> Whitesnake Pull Out of North American Tour With Scorpions Due to Health Issues | NME

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> Where I’m Coming From: 60 Years of Jamaican Music in 60 Songs | Rolling Stone

> Los Macorinos, the Unsung Heroes of Latin and Mexican Music | NPR

> Sunday Conversation: Gilbert O’Sullivan On His New Album, The Art of Songwriting And More | Forbes

> The Cosmic American Legacy of Gram Parsons | Wide Open Country

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