“The Stars,” iskwē – March 5

“Alone With My Faith,” Harry Connick Jr. – March 19

“Course in Fable,” Ryley Walker – April 9

“education entertainment recreation,” New Order – May 7

“Never Will: Live From a Distance,” Ashley McBryde – May 28

“All. Right. Now.,” Satsang – June 4

“Mammoth WVH,” Mammoth WVH – June 11


“Your Life Is a Record (Deluxe),” Brandy Clark – March 5

“Young Shakespeare,” Neil Young – March 26

“In the Running (Deluxe Edition),” Howard Jones – April 30


“Good Feeling,” Travis – April 2

“Too Much Pressure (40th Anniversary Edition),” The Selecter – April 30


“Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition),” Dua Lipa (2020 album; with eight bonus tracks, including new single “We’re Good”; See here; CD and Vinyl out March 26; Warner)

“Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album,” various artists (Hear/read here; Six Course Music Group / RCA)

“PINK PLANET,” Pink Sweat$ (new single: “Heaven”; See here; Atlantic)

“EP2!,” JPEGMAFIA (seven-song EP; new single: “PANIC ROOM!,” co-produced by James Blake; See here; EQT Recordings / Republic)

“Table For Two,” Lucky Daye (guests: YEBBA, Tiana Major9, Mahalia, Ari Lennox, Joyce Wrice, Queen Naija; new single: “Falling in Love”; See here; Keep Cool / RCA)

“Three Little Words,” Dominique Fils-Aimé (new single: “Mind Made Up”; Hear here; Ensoul)

“In Spite Of,” For Your Health (Columbus post-hardcore band’s debut album; Hear/read here; Twelve Gauge)

“By No Means,” Jim Keller (Hear/read here; Download; Orange Mountain Music)

“The Valley Sessions,” Brad Byrd (three-song EP; Elusive Tiger)

“Ted Tapes 2021,” Goose (16-track instrumental album; Goose)

“Realize,” Niceness (producers: Koral Delatierra, Jim Fox; Hear here; Rebel Sound)

“Stuck in the Sky,” María Isabel (Dominican-American artist’s debut EP; Hear here; María Isabel)

“Snowblind,” Dirty Snowman Society (five-song EP; Hear here; Dirty Snowman Society)

“SelfMade,” LVTee (new single: “Green Light”; See here; LVTee)

“silver rain,” She Her Her Hers (four-song EP; Conditioner)


Softly and Tenderly, Carrie Underwood
First Thing I Reach For, Ashley McBryde
Lovers, Roosevelt
Sagittarius Superstar, COIN feat. Faye Webster
Right Now, Sophie and the Giants
dating myself, sad alex
Go Wrong, Hauskey
Mystic Lover, Adeline
Shiesty, Guwop Reign
Don’t Prove Me Wrong, Londin Thompson
Money, The Shindellas
Tunnels, Glitchers
Breathe, Crashing Wayward
Blackbird, Alicia Blue
Hadal Ahbek, Issam Alnajjar
Whiskey, DL Rossi
Got To Get To Know You, Lenci
After My Heart, The Color
Little Ms. Crazy, Razorbats
Liquorish, Brady Lee
What a Day, Niceness
My Love, Vanessa Silberman
Hear not Say, Western Column
Wouldya Bee?, Kelseidoscope
Peripheral, BISCAY


Razzy Bailey (82)
Eric Andersen (78)
Maceo Parker (78)
Roger Fisher (71)
Renée Fleming (62)
Dwayne Wiggins [of Tony! Toni! Toné!] (60)
Ricky Wolking [of The Nixons] (55)
Kevin Baldes [of Lit] (49)
Rob Thomas (49)
Dwele (43)


Louis Jourdan (1921-2015)

George Shearing (1919-2011)

Doug Fieger (1952-2010)

Lynden David Hall (1974-2006)

Mick Tucker (1947-2002)

Buddy Knox (1933-1999)

Baby Dodds (1898-1959)


“Bits and Pieces,” The Dave Clark Five (producer: Adian Clark; Columbia)


Louis Clark (conducted and arranged music for Electric Light Orchestra and Hooked On Classics)

Johnny Rogan (music biographer)

Rupert Neve (audio equipment pioneer)

Chick Corea (jazz keyboard legend)


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