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Published on February 15th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Feb. 15, 2021



“Elasticity,” Serj Tankian – March 19

“Head Up High,” FITZ – March 26

“VIISIONS,” Motorbike James – April 9

“Dance Songs for Hard Times,” Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band – April 9

“Fatal Mistakes,” Del Amitri – new release date, May 14

“Spiritual,” Nigel Hall – May 14

“The Waylon Sessions,” Shannon McNally – May 28


“The Best of Saga,” Saga – April 30

“The Monty Alexander Trio: Live! At The Montreux Festival,” The Monty Alexander Trio – June 18


“Moanin’,” Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers – April 9

“Soul Station,” Hank Mobley – April 9

“Exclusively For My Friends,” Oscar Peterson – June 4

“Release,” Henry Gross – June 25


“100% Free,” Donell Jones (his first album since 2013; a portion of the proceeds will go to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; Candyman Music Inc.)

“1-800-HIT-EAZY,” Eric Bellinger & Hitmaka (YFS [Your Favorite Song] / EMPIRE)

“PROXIMA: ALPHA,” Little Bird (Mega Hot)

“Let Go,” Rob Kovacs (new single: “Reach You”; See here; Apple Music; Rob Kovacs)

“Moon Faces,” Giolì & Assia (five-song EP; Hear here; Ultra)

“These Are the Days,” Sanya N’Kanta (six-song EP; Cash Hill)

“The History of Heavy Metal,” Slaves to Fashion (FishFarm)

“Make it Happen!,” Stacey Peasley (See here; Stacey Peasley)

“Is This What It’s Like,” Bodies of Water (new single: “Women in Love”; See here; Thousand Tongues)


Rolls Royce Umbrella, CLEVER feat. Chris Brown
Loneliness (Resurrected), Demon Hunter
Peaches, Frankie Animal
Looking Down, Youth Code & King Yosef
Sing You to Sleep, Bandits on the Run
Bombs Away, Dessa
Sweet Little Mystery, CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE
What You’re Looking for, I’ve Already Found, Hot Breath
johnny & june, Zachary Knowles
Fixable, Theo Tams
Right of Asylum / Where I Be, THe LYONZ
Venus, Neonfly feat. Dani Divine

Pick It Up, Bruza x Silencer
Talk You Down, Nano Talrose
Missing Out, Syd
Forever, Eighty Ninety
This Time, MBG
A Second of Your Time, Silk Tonic
Gotuję się, Wound Machine
Milonga del Trovador, Juan Ramos
Kissing Strangers, Simone
Rest of My Life, Kicking Sunrise
Feeling So Down, Flora Cash
Out of Order, I Ya Toyah
Starting Over, Mauve
Miss You, Zac Dex
Hey Cupid, Gabrielle Metz
She Got Her Heartbreak On, Ryan Price


Brian Holland (80)
Glyn Johns (79)
Mick Avory (77)
Henry Threadgill (77)
Denny Zager (77)
John Helliwell [of Supertramp] (76)
Melissa Manchester (70)
Hugh Padgham (66)
Jake E. Lee (64)
Ali Campbell (62)
Mikey Craig (61)
Michael Reynolds [of Pinmonkey] (57)
Jane Child (54)
Mr. Lordi (47)
Brandon Boyd [of Incubus] (45)
Ronnie Vannucci [of The Killers] (45)
Adam Granduciel [of The War on Drugs] (42)
Conor Oberst (41)
Matt Hoopes [of Relient K] (40)
Gary Clark Jr. (37)
Ravi (28)
Megan Thee Stallion (26)


Vanity (1959-2016)

Karl Richter (1926-1981)

Mike Bloomfield (1943-1981)

Nat King Cole (1919-1965)

 RELEASED ON FEB. 15 IN … 1975 

“Fly by Night,” Rush (featuring the title track and “Anthem”; it was their second album and the first with new drummer Neil Peart; producers: Rush, Terry Brown; Mercury)


Cedrick “Swab” Cotton (former Ideal singer)

Ari Gold (pioneering LGBTQ singer-dancer)


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> Hayley Williams Says She’s Ready to Restart Paramore: ‘Let’s Go!’ (NME)

> Chick Corea: His 10 Greatest Recordings (The Guardian)

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