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Published on February 9th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Feb. 9, 2021



“Tender Vittles,” Bass Race – March 19

“Superwolves,” Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – April 30

“Monsters,” Sophia Kennedy – May 7

“Scatterbrain,” The Chills – May 14

“Human Safari,” Ora The Molecule – July 23


“Build Me Up From Bones,” Sarah Jarosz – April 9


“A Muffled Snore,” Friendly Rich (new single: “The Dainty Dandies”; See here; Friendly Rich)


I Hate Love, Melody Federer
Hate, Plush
Blue Day, The Collection
Native New Yorker, Lion Babe … this cover of the Odyssey hit is featured in Michael Kors’ new “Hello Gorgeous” campaign
Borderline, AI
Black Gold, Timaj Garad
For the Love of Life, Chin Injeti feat. Teon Gibbs
Ain’t Nothing Better, Stephanie Ryann
My Way Back Home, Olivia Farabaugh


Carole King (79)
Barbara Lewis (78)
Joe Ely (74)
Dennis “DT” Thomas [of Kool & The Gang] (70)
Holly Johnson (61)
Steve Wilson [saxophonist] (60)
Dave Rotheray [of The Beautiful South] (58)
Travis Tritt (58)
Rachel Bolan [of Skid Row] (55)
Chad Wolf [of Carolina Liar] (45)
Richard On [of O.A.R.] (42)


Tyrone Davis (1938-2005)

Brian Connolly (1945-1997)

James Cleveland (1931-1991)

Bill Haley (1925-1981)

Percy Faith (1908-1976)

Max Yasgur (1919-1973)

Sophie Tucker (1884-1966)

Eddy Duchin (1910-1951)

 RELEASED ON FEB. 9 … IN 1990 

“Blue Sky Mining,” Midnight Oil (featuring “Blue Sky Mine,” “Forgotten Years” and “King of the Mountain”; producers: Warne Livesey, Midnight Oil; Columbia)

Mary Wilson (co-founder of The Supremes)


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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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