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Published on December 28th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 28, 2020

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“The Song Garden,” Will Downing – Jan. 29

“Ghost Tapes #10,” God Is An Astronaut – Feb. 12


“Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-75,” Byzantium – Jan. 29

“Birth of Soul: Los Angeles Special,” various artists – Jan. 29

“His Finest Recordings,” Charlie Parker – Feb. 5

“Shake the Devil: The Lost Sessions,” Tommy Bolin – Feb. 12

“Plan B” and “Soulsville,” Huey Lewis and The News – Feb. 12


“Ciao! Best of Lush,” Lush – Jan. 29

“Pink World,” Planet P Project – Jan. 29

“Sleepless in Seattle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” various artists – Feb. 5

“Fade Away Diamond Time,” Neal Casal – Feb. 12

“The Bride of Frankenstein (The 1935 Original Soundtrack Recording),” Franz Waxman – Feb. 12


Say Your Prayers, BigBob & Solomon Child feat. Shyheim
Big Town Banky Blaine’s Rockabilly BBQ, Bear Ghost
Pure Spirit, Dario Margeli
Spending All My Love, Dirty Picks


Edgar Winter (74)
Richard Clayderman (67)
Martha Wash (67)
Nigel Kennedy (64)
Mike McGuire [of Shenandoah] (62)
Ana Torroja (61)
Marty Roe [of Diamond Rio] (60)
Anita Doth [of 2 Unlimited] (49)
Jocelyn Enriquez (46)
John Legend (42)
Frank Turner (39)
David Archuleta (30)


Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016)

Lemmy (1945-2015)

John Bradbury [of The Specials] (1953-2015)

Frankie Randall (1938-2014)

Billy Taylor (1921-2010)

Jerry Orbach (1935-2004)

Dennis Wilson (1944-1983)

Max Steiner (1888-1971)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Eduard Strauss (1835-1916)


Armando Manzanero (Mexican ballad singer and composer)

Randy Alexander (longtime music publicist)

Antonio Seixas (Brazilian conductor)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 28 IN … 1999 

“Vol. 3 … Life and Times of S. Carter,” Jay-Z (featuring “Do It Again [Put Ya Hands Up],” “Things THat U Do,” “Anything” and “Big Pimpin'”; Roc-a-Fella / Def Jam)


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