[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]UPDATES / ADDITIONS[/su_highlight]

NEW RELEASES]

“Shine On,” Paul Oakenfold – Jan. 14, 2022

“Motherland Journey,” Blue Lab Beats – Feb. 25, 2022

“caroline,” caroline – Feb. 25, 2022

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REISSUES

“Sun Records’ 70th Anniversary Compilation, Vol. 1,” various artists – Jan. 21, 2022

“The Greatest Country Hits of 1956 (Expanded Edition),” various artists – Feb. 4, 2022

“The 1957 R&B Hits Collection,” various artists – Feb. 4, 2022

“I Love To See You Strut: More 60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets,” various artists – Feb. 25, 2022

VINYL

“Coco,” Colbie Caillat – Feb. 11, 2022

“Chicago II,” Chicago – April 1, 2022

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]JUST RELEASED[/su_highlight] (surprise releases + more)

“Magic,” Nas (producer: Hit-Boy; guests: A$AP Rocky, DJ Premier; Hear here; Apple Music)

“Moontan (Remastered & Expanded),” Golden Earring (1973 album, featuring “Radar Love”; two-CD set contains nine previously unreleased mixes/different versions, six bonus tracks, and a 32-page booklet; Hear here; Download; Red Bullet)

“Pilot Talk 4,” Curren$y (Hear here; Apple Music; Jet Life Recordings)

“Earth: Capricorn’s Songs,” Birdy (four-song EP; Hear here; Apple Music; Atlantic UK)

“Divine Feminine: Part Two,” Joey Alberona (20 songs; Hear here; Apple Music; Opal Original)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]NEW SONGS[/su_highlight] (click on title to stream)

Holy Water, Brett Eldredge |

Breaking Each Other’s Hearts, Joss Stone

Make Time, Cults

Home For The Holidays, The Divine Comedy |

Real Thing, Lights feat. Elohim |

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS[/su_highlight]

John Edwards [The Spinners] (77)
Jimmy Buffett (75)
Barbara Mandrell (73)
Joe Louis Walker (72)
Annie Lennox (67)
Steve Wariner (67)
Robin Campbell [UB40] (67)
Shane McGowan (64)
Noel Hogan (50)
Dido (50)
Mac Powell (49)
Alecia Elliott (39)
Jess and Lisa Origliasso [The Veronicas] (37)
Lukas Nelson (33)

Getting caught up …

Dec. 24 Birthdays: Mike Curb (77), Jan Akkerman (75), Ian Burden [The Human League] (64), Mary Ramsey [10,000 Maniacs] (58), Ricky Martin (50), Ryan Seacrest (47), Louis Tomlinson (30)

Dec. 23 Birthdays: Jorma Kaukonen (81), Robbie Dupree (75), Adrian Belew (72), Anthony Phillips (70), Dave Murray (65), Victoria Williams (63), Eddie Vedder (57), Carla Bruni (54), Irvin Mayfield (44), Esthero (43)

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]IN REMEMBRANCE[/su_highlight]

Dec. 25:

George Michael (1963-2016)

Vic Chesnutt (1964-2009)

Eartha Kitt (1927-2008)

James Brown (1933-2006)

Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005)

Dean Martin (1917-1995)

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

Dec. 24:

Rick Parfitt (1948-2016)

Buddy DeFranco (1923-2014)

Nick Massi [The 4 Seasons] (1927-2000)

Bobby LaKind (1945-1992)

Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)

Cortelia Clark (1907-1969)

Dec. 23:

Leslie West (1945-2020)

Ricky Lawson [Yellowjackets] (1954-2013)

Yusef Lateef (1920-2013)

Oscar Peterson (1925-2007)

Victor Borge (1909-2000)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]RANDOM LYRICS[/su_highlight]

“A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear”

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]NO. 1 ON DEC. 25 … IN 1970[/su_highlight]

“The Tears of a Clown,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]NO. 1 ON DEC. 24 … IN 1980[/su_highlight]

“Lady,” Kenny Rogers

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]NO. 1 ON DEC. 23 … IN 1990[/su_highlight]

“Because I Love You (The Postman Song),” Stevie B

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[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]R.I.P.[/su_highlight]

J.D. Crowe (bluegrass legend)

Joan Didion (writer who explored culture and chaos)

[su_highlight background=”#f29999″]MUSIC HEADLINES[/su_highlight]

> 3 Members of BTS Diagnosed With COVID-19 | The Associated Press

> The Rock Counterculture Had a Dark Side. Joan Didion Saw It Coming | Rolling Stone

> Eric Clapton’s Management Sort of Regrets Suing German Widow Over Attempted $11 Bootleg CD Sale | Variety

> How the Carpenters’ 1970s Christmas Song Became an Ageless Hit | The Wall Street Journal

> Rob Sheffield’s Top 20 Albums of 2021 | Rolling Stone

> The Soulful Revenge of ‘Last Christmas,’ Wham!’s Potent Yuletide Breakup Song | Salon