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Published on January 7th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Jan. 7, 2022


“¡Caramba!,” Lee Morgan – Feb. 18

“Inner Urge,” Joe Henderson – Feb. 18

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“DS4EVER,” Gunna (guests: Young Thug, Kodak Black, Lil Baby, G Herbo, Future, Roddy Ricch, etc.; Apple Music; Young Stoner Life / 300 Entertainment)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Sacrifice, The Weeknd
People disappear here, Halsey
Titanic, Earl Sweatshirt
Circles Around This Town, Maren Morris
Unsung Hero, for KING & COUNTRY
Absolute, Foxes
Up in the Sky (from the Apple TV+ series “El Deafo”), Waxahatchee
Numero Uno, Sage the Gemini
Love Talking, Eli Young Band
Strangers, Maddie & Tae
Damn I’m Tired, Sports
Brave, Ella Henderson
Living My Best Life, Ben Rector
Run, Morgan Wade
Miserable Man, David Kushner


Mike McGear (78)
Jann Wenner (76)
Kenny Loggins (74)
Marshall Chapman (73)
David Lee Murphy (63)
Kathy Valentine (63)
John Ondrasik (57)
Doug E. Doug (52)
John Rich (48)
Aloe Blacc (43)


Neil Peart (1952-2020)

France Gall (1947-2018)

Kitty Kallen (1921-2016)

James Carr (1942-2001)

Omar Bradley (1915-1998)


“We’re not gonna sit in silence
We’re not gonna live with fear”


Flavio Etcheto (Argentine electronic music pioneer)


> 5 Takeaways From the Weeknd’s New Album ‘Dawn FM’ | Pitchfork

> John Legend Sells His Music Catalog to KKR, BMG | The Wall Street Journal

> After a Star’s Killing, Sweden Struggles With ‘Gangster Rap’ | The New York Times

> Esperanza Spalding: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert | NPR

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