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Published on January 26th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Jan. 26, 2022



“How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars,” The Weather Station – March 4

“Universal Deluge,” Ethan P. Flynn – March 11

“Perfectly Imperfect,” Chip Z’nuff – March 18

“Persona,” Selah Sue – March 25

“Bellringer,” Linqua Franqa – April 22

“GET ON BOARD: The Songs of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee,” Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder – April 22

“MAHAL,” Toro y Moi – April 29

“Does It Make You Happy?,” Rowan – May 6

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 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Nakama,” Steve Gunn (five-song EP; reinterpretations of five songs from the guitarist’s recent full-length, “Other You”; featuring Mikey Coltun and Ahmoudou Madassane of Mdou Moctar, and Natural Information Society, as well as remixes by Circuit des Yeux and Bing & Ruth; Hear here; Matador)

“Letting Go, Moving Still,” SUGARFUNGUS (six-song debut EP; new single: “What’s a Used One Worth?”; Hear here; Apple Music; SUGARFUNGUS)

“Night Window,” Abe Grossman (Hear here; Abe Grossman)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Never Gonna Rain, Bryan Adams |
Australia, Ny Oh |
cheetos n coke, Lisa Heller |
what if i love you, Nurdjana |
Space Case, Move Like Creatures
Bananas 4 God, Sidow Sobrino |
AminA, Jørgen Dretvik |
Follow, William Beckmann
The Final Vision, Strange Horizon |
SPACEman, Sleep Nation feat. Daisy Dead |


Huey “Piano” Smith (88)
Jean Knight (79)
Merrilee Rush (78)
Corky Laing (74)
David Briggs (71)
Lucinda Williams (69)
Norman Hassan [UB40] (64)
Charlie Gillingham [Counting Crows] (63)
Tom Keifer (61)
Andrew Ridgeley (59)
Jazzie B [Soul II Soul] (59)
Kirk Franklin (52)
Chris Hesse [Hoobastank] (48)
Michael Martin [Marshall Dyllon] (39)


Michel Legrand (1932-2019)

Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner [Ohio Players] (1943-2013)

Gladys Horton [The Marvelettes] (1945-2011)

Charlie Louvin (1927-2011)

Kenny Clarke (1914-1985)

John Lomax (1867-1948)


“And if I only could,
I’d make a deal with God,
And I’d get him to swap our places”

 RELEASED ON JAN. 26 … IN 1970 

”Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel (their fifth and final album spent 10 weeks at No. 1 and was Billboard’s top-selling LP of the year; worldwide, the album has sold more than 25 million copies; similarly, the title track logged six weeks at No. 1 and was the year’s best-selling song; the follow-up singles, “Cecilia” and “El Condor Pasa [If I Could],” peaked at No. 4 and 18 respectively; it was a big Grammy winner as well, taking home seven awards, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year; producers: Roy Halee, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel; Columbia)


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