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Published on July 31st, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: July 31, 2021



“The Beautiful Liar,” X Ambassadors – Sept. 24

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »


“Turn Around: The Complete Recordings 1964-1970,” The Beau Brummels – Oct. 29

“The Last Domino?,” Genesis – Nov. 19


“Never Trust a Happy Song (10 Year Anniversary Green Vinyl),” Grouplove – Nov. 26

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“True Blue (35th Anniversary Edition),” Madonna (Download; 1986 album, featuring “Live to Tell,” “Papa Don’t Preach,” “True Blue,” “Open Your Heart” and “La Isla Bonita”; with bonus remixes and instrumentals; See here; Apple Music; Rhino / Warner)

“Bobby Tarantino III,” Logic (Hear/Read here; Apple Music; Def Jam)

“Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack),” Mark Ronson (See here; Apple Music; Mark Ronson / Sony Music UK)

“See the World,” Brett Dennen (See here; Apple Music; Mick Music)

“It’s Gonna Be OK,” BANNERS (five-song EP; Apple Music; Island)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Skate, Silk Sonic (Bruno M+ Anderson .Paak)
Austin (Amazon Original), Blake Shelton
Remember Her Name, Mickey Guyton
Stubborn Pride (feat. Marcus King) / Paradise Lost On Me, Zac Brown Band
Beers On Me, Dierks Bentley feat. BRELAND & HARDY
Okay, X Ambassadors
Fisherman’s Blues, Dawes
Atone, Jerry Cantrell
Stop Draggin’ Your Boots, Danielle Bradbery
PMA, All Time Low feat. Pale Waves
Monster, PVRIS
for a night like this, Darren Criss
Drive, Clean Bandit x Topic feat. Wes Nelson
Box of Bones, Third Eye Blind
Crazy, Home Free
Drive Away With You, Jill Andrews
What Is a Life?, Third Lung


Kenny Burrell (90)
Peter Charles Green, aka Daniel Boone (79)
Lobo (78)
Gary Lewis (76)
Russell Morris (73)
Michael Wolff (69)
Daniel Ash (64)
Bill Berry (63)
Stanley Jordan (62)
Chad Brock (58)
Fatboy Slim (58)
Jim Corr [The Corrs] (57)
John 5 (50)
Zac Brown (43)
Will Champion [Coldplay] (43)
Lil Uzi Vert (27)

Getting caught up:

July 30 Birthdays: Buddy Guy (85), Paul Anka (80), David Sanborn (76), Phil Fearon (65), Kate Bush (63), Nea McCoy (63), Dwayne O’Brien [Little Texas] (58), Brad Hargreaves [Third Eye Blind] (50), Seth Avett (41)


Harold Prince (1928-2019)

Tony Sly (1970-2012)

Bud Powell (1924-1966)

Jim Reeves (1923-1964)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)


“Groovin’,” The Young Rascals (featuring the title track, “You Better Run,” “A Girl Like You” and “How Can I Be Sure”; producers: The Young Rascals; Atlantic)


> ZZ Top Play First Concert Since Bassist Dusty Hill’s Death | Rolling Stone

> Biz Markie’s Celebration of Life Set for Monday in New York City | TMZ

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