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Published on June 26th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: June 26, 2021



“The Elektra Years 1990-1992,” Lynch Mob – Aug. 27

“The Complete Atco Recordings 1982-2004,” Vandenberg – Aug. 27

“Bear’s Sonic Journals: Live At The Carousel Ballroom, April 24, 1968,” Johnny Cash – Sept. 24

“I’m a Rainbow – Recovered & Recoloured,” Donna Summer – Oct. 8


“Feel Your Way Through: A Book of Poetry,” Kelsea Ballerini – Nov. 16

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“THE HUSTLE STILL CONTINUES (Deluxe),” Juicy J (2020 album; with 11 extra tracks; Hear/Read here; Trippy Music / eOne Music)

“Sin City The Mixtape,” Ski Mask The Slump God (Hear here; Victor Victor Worldwide / Republic)

“The Drifters’ Golden Hits (Mono),” The Drifters (Rhino / Atlantic)

“Space & Time,” Justine Skye (producer: Timbaland; guests: Justin Timberlake, Rema; Nynetineth LLC)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Bad Habits, Ed Sheeran
Red Light Green Light, DaBaby
Distorted Light Beam, Bastille
Nice and Easy, American Authors with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray
Checkered Flag, Brian Setzer
Tragic, Jazmine Sullivan
Mixtape : OH, Stray Kids
Don’t Be Afraid, Diplo & Damian Lazarus
Bird, Kirstie Kraus

 TOUR DATES  (just added)

» Angels & Airwaves
» Circles Around the Sun
» Switchfoot
» Yo La Tengo


Dave Grusin (87)
Billy Davis Jr. (83)
Georgie Fame (78)
Brenda Holloway (75)
Mick Jones [The Clash] (66)
Chris Isaak (65)
Patty Smyth (64)
Terri Nunn (62)
Harriet Wheeler [The Sundays] (58)
Eddie Perez [The Mavericks] (53)
Colin Greenwood (52)
Jeff Frankenstein [Newsboys] (47)
Gretchen Wilson (47)
Nathan Followill [Kings of Leon] (42)
Ryan Tedder (42)
Ariana Grande (28)

Getting caught up …

June 25 Birthdays: Eddie Floyd (84), Labi Siffre (76), Carly Simon (76), Ian McDonald (75), Tim Finn (69), David Paich (67), Richie Rich (54), Sean Kelly [Sixpence None the Richer] (50), Mike Kroeger [Nickelback] (49)

June 24 Birthdays: Arthur Brown (79), Jeff Beck (77), Colin Blunstone (76), Mick Fleetwood (74), John Illsley (72), Derrick Simpson (71), Astro [UB40] (64), Andy McCluskey [Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark] (62), Siedah Garrett (61), Curt Smith [Tears for Fears] (60), Glenn Medeiros (51), Solange Knowles (35)


Clifford Brown (1930-1956)

Richie Powell (1931-1956)


“King’s Record Shop,” Rosanne Cash (featuring “The Way We Make a Broken Heart,” “Tennessee Flat Top Box,” “If You Change Your Mind” and “Runaway Train”; producer: Rodney Crowell; guests: Steve Winwood, Crowell, Vince Gill, Mark O’Connor, Patty Smyth, Benmont Tench, Barry Beckett, Randy Scruggs, etc.; Columbia)


“Purple Rain,” Prince (his first No. 1 album spent 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200, featuring “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain,” “I Would Die 4 U” and “Take Me with U”; producers: Prince and the Revolution; Warner)


Ellen McIlwaine (Canadian blues singer-guitarist)

Don Hill (saxophonist with The Treniers)

Timothy J. Parker, aka Gift of Gab (Blackalicious)


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