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Published on February 11th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault

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Pause & Play Today: Feb. 11, 2022

 UPDATES / ADDITIONS 

NEW RELEASES

“Echoes & Cocoons,” Brandon Boyd – March 11

“Bronco,” Orville Peck – April 8

“Every Shade of Blue,” The Head and the Heart – April 29

“A Beautiful Time,” Willie Nelson – April 29

“Headful of Sugar,” Sunflower Bean – May 6

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VINYL

“Go West,” Go West – May 6

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“BODR,” Snoop Dogg (guests: Nas, T.I., The Game, Wiz Khalifa, DaBaby, Nate Dogg, Sleepy Brown, October London, etc.; new single: “Coming Back”; Hear here; Apple Music; Death Row)

“FUTURE PAST (Deluxe),” Duran Duran (2021 album; with three additional songs: “LAUGHING BOY,” “VELVET NEWTON” and “INVOCATION”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music; Tape Modern / BMG Rights Management)

“Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe,” Jazmine Sullivan (2021 album; with 10 bonus tracks; Hear here; Apple Music; RCA)

“Slut Pop,” Kim Petras (seven-song EP; Hear here; Apple Music; Amigo / Republic)

“WEDNESDAY’S CHILD (SIDE A),” Aiyana-Lee (R&B/pop singer’s seven-song debut EP; she is the granddaughter of the late Jimmy Ruffin; Hear here; Apple Music; HITCO)

“Heterosexuality,” Shamir (new single: “Caught Up”; Hear here; AntiFragile Music)

“The Life of Margaret Cornelius,” Tuelo (new single: “Trouble”; Hear here; Minah Management, LLC)

“Windows,” Melina Coolen (four-song EP; guests: Sarah Frank, Jade Bennet; new single: “I Believe in You and Me”; Hear here; Apple Music; Melina Coolen)

“No Vacancy Hotel,” Krooked Tongue (four-song EP; Hear here; Apple Music; Krooked Tongue)

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 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

The Joker and the Queen, Ed Sheeran feat. Taylor Swift |
Bussin, Nicki Minaj & Lil Baby |
Fear of the Dawn, Jack White |
Background Music, Maren Morris |
Worst Day, Future |
Celebrity Skin, Doja Cat |
What, Me Worry?, Portugal. The Man |
2am, Foals |
Q4, Father John Misty |

Don’t Forget My Love, Diplo & Miguel |
Closer, Saweetie feat. H.E.R. |
Virginia (Wind in the Night), The Head and the Heart |
i h8 that i still feel bad for u, Claire Rosinkranz |
C’mon Baby, Cry, Orville Peck |
Don’t Fade, Vance Joy |
Ducks in a Row, Lucianblomkamp w/ Ijale |
Presidential, Slump6s |
Heaven Is Everywhere, JOHNNYSWIM |
Do Better, Haley Smalls |
Whiskey in a Teacup, Angie Goeke |
Say That You Love Me, 28. & The.Blind.Monkey
Three Quarter Time, Abbie Gardner |

 TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS 

Jimmy Carter [Blind Boys of Alabama] (90)
Sérgio Mendes (81)
Derek Shulman [Gentle Giant] (75)
David Uosikkinen [The Hooters] (66)
Sheryl Crow (60)
D’Angelo (48)
Mike Shinoda (45)
Brandy (43)
Jon Jones [Eli Young Band] (42)
Kelly Rowland (41)
Aubrey O’Day (38)
Khalid (24)

Getting caught up …

Feb. 10 Birthdays: Leontyne Price (95), Roberta Flack (85), Jimmy Merchant (82), Bob Spalding [The Ventures] (75), Nigel Olsson (73), Cory Lerios [Pablo Cruise] (71), Lionel Cartwright (62), Dude Mowrey (50), Don Omar (44), Eric Dill [The Click Five] (40), Ben Romans [The Click Five] (40), Vic Fuentes [Pierce the Veil] (39)

 IN REMEMBRANCE 

Feb. 11:

Vic Damone (1928-2018)

Rick Huxley (1940-2013)

Whitney Houston (1963-2012)

Estelle Bennett (1941-2009)

Lord Kitchner (1922-2000)

Feb. 10:

J Dilla (1974-2006)

Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002)

Buddy Tate (1913-2001)

Brian Connolly [Sweet] (1945-1997)

Billy Rose (1899-1966)

 RANDOM LYRICS 

“Work it harder, make it better
Do it faster, makes us stronger”

 RELEASED ON FEB. 11 … IN 1985 

“Meat Is Murder,” The Smiths (their second album, featuring “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore,” “Well I Wonder” and “Barbarism Begins at Home”; producers: The Smiths; Rough Trade)

 RELEASED ON FEB. 10 … IN 1971 

“Tapestry,” Carole King (her second LP is one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, featuring “It’s Too Late,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “So Far Away” and “You’ve Got a Friend”; it spent 15 straight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, and she won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; producer: Lou Adler; Ode)

 R.I.P. 

Ian McDonald (founding member of Foreigner and King Crimson)

Blake Mevis (country songwriter-producer)

 MUSIC HEADLINES 

> Billie Eilish, Responding to Kanye West’s Demands to Apologize to Travis Scott, Says She ‘Was Just Helping a Fan’ | People

> Sting Sells Songwriting Catalog of Solo Work and Hits by The Police | The Wall Street Journal

> 10 Years After Whitney Houston’s Death, the Singer’s Estate Sees Quadruple Growth in Earnings | Variety




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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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