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Published on January 20th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Jan. 20, 2022



“IMPERATIVE,” Ghost – March 11


“Emotional Eternal,” Melody’s Echo Chamber – April 29

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“Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums,” Ornette Coleman – March 25


“Sixteen Tons: The Merle Travis Story,” Merle Travis & Deke Dickerson – May 24

“Why Patti Smith Matters,” Caryn Rose – May 31

“Goodnight Boogie: A Tale of Guns, Wolves & The Blues of Hound Dog Taylor,” Matt Rogers – June 28

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

London Is Lonely, Holly Humberstone |
Call Me Little Sunshine, Ghost |
Head on Fire, Griff x Sigrid |
Far From Perfect, Excuses Excuses
Ooh Child, 7Descent … a cover of The Five Stairsteps |
PUNISH, Pussy Riot


Eric Stewart (77)
George Grantham (75)
Paul Stanley (70)
Ian Hill [Judas Priest] (70)
Greg K. (57)
John Michael Montgomery (57)
Nicky Wire (53)
Edwin McCain (52)
Gary Barlow (51)
Questlove (51)
Rob Bourdon [Linkin Park] (43)
Bonnie McKee (38)
Brantley Gilbert (37)
Kevin Parker [Tame Impala] (36)
Joey Badass (27)


Etta James (1938-2012)

Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996)

Alan Freed (1922-1965)


“You’re the right kind of sinner to release my inner fantasy”

 RELEASED ON JAN. 20 … IN 1977 

“Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” Jimmy Buffett (the seventh and biggest album of his career, featuring his biggest hit, “Margaritaville,” plus the title track; producer: Norbert Putnam; ABC)


Elza Soares (Brazilian samba singer)


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