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Published on February 27th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Feb. 27, 2022



“Flower Shops (The Album),” ERNEST – March 11

“Serpentina,” BANKS – April 8

“Old Rodriguez,” Tody Castillo – April 8

“Shape Up,” Leikeli47 – April 15

“Sex, Drugs & Country Music,” Wheeler Walker Jr. – April 15

“Becca Stevens | Attacca Quartet,” Becca Stevens | Attacca Quartet – April 22

“Urskog,” KAIPA – April 29

“Misery Made Me,” Silverstein – May 6

“A Heartless Portrait (The Orphéan Testament),” Evergrey – May 13

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 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Strawberry,” Caroline Loveglow (L.A.-based dreampop songwriter and producer’s debut album; Hear here; 100% Electronica)

“Future Self,” Filligar (their first album in seven years; Hear here; Decade)

“Showin’ Up,” Brooke Josephson (seven-song EP; Hear here; Brooke Josephson)

“The Only Way Out Is Through,” King Michael Coy (Delicious Vinyl)

“Walking Sideways,” Vakili Band (new single: “Father’s Son”; Vakili Band)

“Daisy Glaze,” Daisy Glaze (debut album; new single: “Call Me Midnight”; The Sound of Sinners)

“Lost & Found,” Joshua Roberts (producer: Chris Castaneda; Hear here; Millport Arts)

“Oddities & Prodigies,” Caroline Romano (Hear here; Hashtag Entertainment)

“Gramppappies,” Grampfather (Hear here; Grampfather)

“Little Fire,” Elle Sera (four-song EP; producer: Asher Condit; Hear here; Looking Glass Studios)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Zatoichi, Denzel Curry feat. slowthai |
West Virginia, The Builders and The Butchers |
Lust for Life / Sixteen, JD McPherson |
Come Around, Bastards of Soul |
Bad Idea, Blind Channel |
I Hit the Road (And the Road Hit Back), Dallas Wayne |
My Way Home, RainCrowd |
House of Cards, John Orpheus |
Fake ID / Kodak Moments, Keep Off the Grass |
Hip Like Cohen, Lynne Hanson
Your Permission, Tamar Berk |


Neal Schon (68)
Adrian Smith (65)
Paul Humphreys (62)
Johnny Van Zant (62)
Leon Mobley (61)
Mike Cross (57)
Chilli (51)
Jeremy Dean (50)
Roderick Clark (49)
Cyrus Bolooki (42)
Bobby V (42)
Josh Groban (41)
Noam Pikelny (41)
Jared Champion (39)

Getting caught up …

Feb. 26 Birthdays: Mitch Ryder (77), Jonathan Cain (72), Michael Bolton (69), Tim Commerford (54), Erykah Badu (51), Rico Wade (50), Kyle Norman (47), Chris Culos (43), Corinne Bailey Rae (43), Nate Ruess (40), Natalia Lafourcade (38)


Feb. 27:

Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

Fred Rogers (1928-2003)

Ray Ellington (1916-1985)

Frankie Lymon (1942-1968)

Feb. 26:

Buddy Miles (1947-2008)

Cornell Gunter (1936-1990)

Roy Eldridge (1911-1989)


“I love the music and I love to see the crowd,
Dancing in the aisles and singing out loud”

 RELEASED ON FEB. 27 … IN 1984 

“Human Racing,” Nik Kershaw (his debut album, featuring “Wouldn’t It Be Good,” “I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me,” “Dancing Girls” and “Human Racing”; producer: Peter Collins; MCA)

 RELEASED ON FEB. 26 … IN 2002 

“Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones (her debut album, featuring “Don’t Know Why,” “Come Away With Me” and “Feelin’ the Same Way”; it reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart, sold more than 27 million copies worldwide and won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album; “Don’t Know Why” also won Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance; producers: Arif Mardin, Jay Newland, Jones, Craig Street; Blue Note)


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