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Published on July 11th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: July 11, 2021



“Sick Sesh!,” Teenage Bottlerocket – Aug. 27

“Starting Now,” Toad the Wet Sprocket – Aug. 27

“Posh Pop,” Toyah – Aug. 27

“Nocturnes: Music for 2 Pianos,” Craig Armstrong – Sept. 3

“Wonderful World,” Chris Standring – Sept. 3

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“Songs of Hope: The Essential Joe Hisaishi Vol. 2,” Joe Hisaishi – Aug. 20

“Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971,” The Beach Boys – new release date, Aug. 27

“The Wild, Exciting Sounds of Marshall Crenshaw: Live in the 20th and 21st Century,” Marshall Crenshaw – Aug. 27

“In It for the Money (Deluxe Expanded Edition),” Supergrass – Aug. 27

“The Early Columbia Recordings 1949-56,” Juilliard String Quartet – Sept. 3

“The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 2 (1968-1974),” Booker T. & The MG’s – Sept. 3


“Songs You Don’t Know By Heart,” Jimmy Buffett – Aug. 27

“Eden,” Everything But the Girl – Aug. 27

“Trio ’64” and “Trio ’65,” Bill Evans – Aug. 27

“Liberation in Swing: The Octave Records Story & Complete Symphony Hall Concert” and “Liberation in Swing: Centennial Collection,” Erroll Garner – Sept. 17


“Electric Wizards: A Tapestry of Heavy Music, 1968 to the Present,” JR Moores – Oct. 11

“Boogie Down Predictions: Hip-Hop, Time, and Afrofuturism,” Rob Christopher – Oct. 12

“I Dream He Talks to Me: A Memoir of Learning How to Listen,” Allison Moorer – Oct. 12

“The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics,” The Beatles – Oct. 19

“Tenement Kid: From the Streets of Glasgow in the 1960s to Drummer in Jesus and Mary Chain and Frontman in Primal Scream,” Bobby Gillespie – Oct. 26

“The Golden Road: The Recorded History of the Grateful Dead,” John Kilbride – Jan. 28, 2022

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde),” Yu Long and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Read here; Deutsche Grammophon)

“The Leap Year Sessions: Volume Zero,” Greensky Bluegrass (Big Blue Zoo)

“Only Human,” Luke LeBlanc (producer: Erik Koskinen; Luke LeBlanc)

“Love Is for Lovers,” Real Sickies (See here; Stomp)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Move Into the Light, Southern Avenue feat. Jason Mraz
Yabba dabba doo, Kosha Dillz x Jenya
3roken Soul, YTB TRENCH
Astor Place, Eric Harrison
Jungle, Strange Bones

 TOUR DATES  (just added)

> Tori Amos


Jeff Hanna (74)
Fern Kinney (72)
Peter Brown (68)
Peter Murphy (64)
Michael Rose [Black Uhuru] (64)
Kirk Whalum (63)
Richie Sambora (62)
Suzanne Vega (62)
Scott Shriner [Weezer] (56)
Lil’ Kim (47)
Lil’ Zane (40)
Alessia Cara (25)


Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

Rob Grill [The Grass Roots] (1943-2011)

Walter Hawkins (1949-2010)

Herman Brood (1946-2001)

Helen Forrest (1917-1999)

George Gershwin (1898-1937)


“Fleetwood Mac,” Fleetwood Mac (the first Mac album with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks; after debuting on the Billboard chart on Aug. 2, 1975, 58 weeks later it finally reached No. 1; featuring “Over My Head,” “Warm Ways,” “Rhiannon,” “Say You Love Me” and “Landslide”; producers: Fleetwood Mac, Keith Olsen; Reprise)


Byron Berline (fiddler played for Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, et al)


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