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Published on December 15th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 15, 2021



“Northern Songs: Leo Sayer Sings The Beatles,” Leo Sayer – Jan. 28, 2022

“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 81,” various artists – Jan. 28, 2022

“Everything Except Desire,” William Ryan Key – Feb. 11, 2022

“Cold As Weiss,” Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Feb. 11, 2022

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“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 2000’s Hip-Hop,” various artists – Jan. 28, 2022

“The Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits: Volume One – The Singles,” Goo Goo Dolls – Feb. 4, 2022

“Twelve Inch Singles 1981-1984,” Ministry – Feb. 4, 2022

“Open Our Eyes – The Anthology,” Nazz – Feb. 4, 2022

“Forever On My Mind,” Son House – March 18, 2022


“Daddy Plays the Horn,” Dexter Gordon – Jan. 28, 2022

“Golden Butter: The Best of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band,” The Paul Butterfield Band – Feb. 4, 2022

“Flamingo Serenade,” The Flamingos – Feb. 4, 2022

“For You,” “Prince,” “Controversy,” “1999,” “Sign O’ the Times,” “Lovesexy,” “The Hits 1,” “The Hits 2,” “Come,” “The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale,” Prince – Feb. 4, 2022

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“versions of you,” Neon Trees (five-song EP; Hear here; UMe)

“BACK IN ACTION 2.0,” midwxst (guests: BabySantana, Slump6, DC The Don, Xhulooo, Onlybino!, ericdoa, KA$HDAMI; Hear here; Simple Stupid / Geffen)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Gene’s Song, Shooter Jennings
Sheist, Kur |
#TOYLAND, Ray Angry feat. Marcus King, Liv Warfield, Questlove and Black Thought
Rain, Ches Anthony |
Real Life, Andrew Bees |
Let It Slide, Sage. |
Close to Perfect, Livia & The Rosebuds
Life Like This, New Medicine |
Born in the Light, Talia Keys


Cindy Birdsong (82)
Dave Clark (79)
Carmine Appice (75)
Don Johnson (72)
Paul Simonon (66)
Tim Reynolds (64)
Doug Phelps (61)
Nick Beggs (60)
Clint Lowery (50)
Kito Trawick [Ghostown DJs] (44)
Alana Haim (30)

Getting caught up …

Dec. 15 Birthdays: Abbe Lane (90), Jane Birkin (75), Joyce Vincent-Wilson [Tony Orlando & Dawn] (75), Cliff Williams (72), John Lurie (69), Mike Scott [The Waterboys] (63), Peter “Spider” Stacy (63), Tim Sköld (55), Beth Orton (51), Brian Dalyrimple (46), Justin Furstenfeld (46), Offset (30), Tori Kelly (29)


Dec. 15:

Bob Brookmeyer (1929-2011)

Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Glenn Miller (1904-1944)

Fats Waller (1904-1943)

Dec. 14:

Irene Dalis (1925-2014)

Billie Jo Spears (1937-2011)

Ahmet Ertegun (1923-2006)

Kurt Winter (1946-1997)

Dinah Washington (1924-1963)


“Feel the rhythm, check the rhyme
Come on along and have a real good time”

 RELEASED ON DEC. 15 … IN 1967 

“The Who Sell Out,” The Who (their third album, featuring “I Can See for Miles”; producer: Kit Lambert; Decca)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 14 … IN 1992 

“Incesticide” Nirvana (released on Dec. 14 in the U.K. and Dec. 15 in the U.S.; compilation album features the non-album single “Sliver,” B-sides, demos, outtakes, cover versions, and radio broadcast recordings; DGC)


Ken Kragen (organizer of “We Are the World” and “Hands Across America,” and manager of Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie)

Phil Chen (session bassist for Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, etc.)

Joe Simon (1960s-’70s R&B great)


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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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