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Published on December 27th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 27, 2021



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“Sonancy,” Loop – March 11, 2022

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“Cry Just a Little: The Best Of,” The Beau Brummels – Jan. 14, 2022

“Buzz Buzz Buzz: The Singles Collection 1950-62,” The Hollywood Flames – Jan. 14, 2022

“The Rare Albums Collection,” Gerry Mulligan – Jan. 14, 2022

“The Chart Years: Selected Singles 1949-62,” Mel Tormé – Jan. 14, 2022

“The Tall Texan: Selected Singles 1949-62,” Billy Walker – Jan. 14, 2022

“The Albums 1985-1990,” The Vibrators – Feb. 25, 2022

“Dick’s Picks Volume Four: Fillmore East 2/13-14/70” and “Dick’s Picks Volume Sixteen: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 11/8/69,” Grateful Dead – March 11, 2022


“His Ultimate Collection,” John Denver – Feb. 25, 2022

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Ruthless,” Nonpoint (five-song EP; new single: “Back in the Game”; Hear here; 361 Degrees Records / Amuse Music Distribution)

“Back to Basics,” The Silvers (producer: Doug Diamond; first single: “Out of This World”; Hear here; REVLIS Records)


Mick Jones [Foreigner] (77)
Tracy Nelson (77)
T.S. Monk (72)
Karla Bonoff (70)
David Knopfler (69)
Jeff Bryant [Ricochet] (59)
Darrin Vincent (52)
Matt Slocum (49)
James Mead [Kutless] (39)
Hayley Williams (33)
Shay Mooney (30)

Getting caught up …

Dec. 26 Birthdays: Abdul “Duke” Fakir (86), Bob Carpenter [Nitty Gritty Dirt Band] (75), George Porter Jr. [The Meters] (74), Steve Witherington [Ace] (68), James Kottak [Scorpions] (59), Brian Westrum [Sons of the Desert] (59), Lars Ulrich (58), Audrey Wiggins (54), J [White Zombie] (54), Peter Klett [Candlebox] (53), James Mercer (51), Jared Leto (50), Chris Daughtry (42), Jade Thirlwall [Little Mix] (29)


Dec. 27:

Stevie Wright (1947-2015)

Lloyd Charmers (1938-2012)

Delaney Bramlett (1939-2008)

Hank Garland (1930-2004)

Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981)

Bob Luman (1937-1978)

Chris Bell (1951-1978)

Dec. 26:

George S. Irving (1922-2016)

Fontella Bass (1940-2012)

Teena Marie (1956-2010)

Curtis Mayfield (1942-1999)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 27 … IN 1967 

“Songs of Leonard Cohen,” Leonard Cohen (his debut album, featuring “Suzanne” and “So Long, Marianne”; producer: John Simon; Columbia)


Janice Long (pioneering BBC disc jockey and first female presenter on “Top of the Pops”)

Harvey Evans (actor-singer starred in the original Broadway productions of “West Side Story,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Gypsy”)


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