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Published on December 21st, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 21, 2021



“NOW That’s What I Call Punk & New Wave,” various artists – Jan. 21, 2022

“The 1000th Billboard Chart 7th September 1959,” various artists – Feb. 4, 2022


“For Django,” Joe Pass – Feb. 4, 2022

“Rough & Tumble,” Stanley Turrentine – Feb. 4, 2022

“The Best of Brandy,” Brandy – Feb. 11, 2022

“Cut Loose,” Paul Rodgers – March 18, 2022

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“Boris Blank, Dieter Meier: Oh Yeah – Yello 40,” Yello – April 19, 2022

“I’ll Be There: My Life with the Four Tops,” Duke Fakir – May 5, 2022

“Mudhoney: The Sound and the Fury from Seattle,” Keith Cameron – May 5, 2022

“Harry Styles: The Making of a Modern Man,” Sean Smith – May 31, 2022

“This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick,” Brian J. Kramp – June 21, 2022


“Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, et al – Feb. 1, 2022

“Clifford the Big Red Dog,” Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, Tony Hale, et al – Feb. 1, 2022

“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, et al – March 1, 2022

“Scooby Doo, Where Are You! The Complete Series,” Don Messick, Casey Kasem, et al – March 1, 2022

“Supergirl: The Sixth and Final Season” and “Supergirl: The Complete Series,” Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Julie Gonzalo, et al – March 8, 2022

“Magnum P.I.: The Complete Series,” Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, et al – March 22, 2022

“The Last Waltz (The Criterion Collection),” The Band, et al – March 29, 2022

“Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, et al – March 29, 2022

“RoboCop,” Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O’Herlihy, et al – March 29, 2022

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“GhostToven,” Ghostluvme & Zaytoven (guests: Lil Gotit, Lil Keed, Tiffany Bleu, Slimelife Shawty, Mad Marcc; Hear here; High and Mighty Entertainment)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Highway Women |
Elaine, Working Class Hussys
Magenta, TACHYS |


Carla Thomas (79)
Albert Lee (78)
Gwen McCrae (78)
Nick Gilder (71)
Lee Roy Parnell (65)
Christy Forester (59)
Murph [Dinosaur Jr.] (57)
Gabrielle Glaser [Luscious Jackson] (56)
Kiefer Sutherland (55)
Brad Warren (53)
Natalie Grant (50)
Brett Scallions (50)
Lukas RossiI (45)
Anna Bulbrook [The Airborne Toxic Event] (39)

Getting caught up …

Dec. 20 Birthdays: Kim Weston (82), Bobby Colomby (77), Peter Criss (76), Gigliola Cinquetti (74), Alan Parsons (73), Anita Ward (65), Billy Bragg (64), Mike Watt (64), Jackie Fuchs (Fox) (62), Mike Keneally (60), Kris Tyler (57), Chris Robinson (55), David Cook (39), JoJo (31)


Dec. 21:

Udo Jürgens (1934-2014)

Albert King (1924-1992)

Dec. 20:

Brittany Murphy (1977-2009)

Hank Snow (1914-1999)

André Jolivet (1905-1974)

Bobby Darin (1936-1973)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 21 … IN 1999 

“… And Then There Was X,” DMX (his third album, featuring “What’s My Name” and “Party Up [Up in Here]”; producers: Swizz Beatz, PK, Dame Grease, Irv Gotti, Nokio, DJ Shok; Ruff Ryders / Def Jam)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 20 … IN 1971 

“The Concert for Bangladesh,” George Harrison & Friends (live triple album, recorded Aug. 1 at Madison Square Garden, featuring Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, etc.; it won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year; producers: Harrison, Phil Spector; Apple)


Billy Conway (former Morphine / Treat Her Right drummer)

Toby Slater (lead singer of ’90s Britpop band Catch)


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