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Published on May 18th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 18, 2021



“JEM Records Celebrates Brian Wilson,” various artists – July 16

“Downhill from Everywhere,” Jackson Browne – July 23

“For Free,” David Crosby – July 23

“Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night,” Bleachers – release date, July 30

“A Residency in the Los Angeles Area,” Naia Izumi – July 30

“Start Again,” Lakes – July 30

“Hope,” Jim Lauderdale – July 30

“Carolina Child,” Ric Robertson – July 30

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“The Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann,” Bernard Herrmann – July 23

“Live At The Comedy Store, 1973,” Richard Pryor – July 23

“Careless Love (Deluxe Edition),” Madeleine Peyroux – Aug. 27


“Radio Free Europe (Original Hib-Tone Single),” R.E.M. – July 23


“Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax,” Frank Bello – Oct. 12

“Kraftwerk’s Computer World (33 1/3),” Steve Tupai Francis – March 10


“Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection,” Harrison Ford, et al – June 8

“Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series,” Amy Poehler, Jim O’Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Rashida Jones, et al – June 15

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“CONMIGO,” TRI.BE (singles EP featuring “RUB-A-DUM” and “LORO”; See here; Universal)

“DR. EV4L,” Young Nudy (guests: Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, G Herbo; new single: “2Face”; Hear here; PDE / RCA)

“Dim Mak Presents New Noise, Vol. 18,” various artists (12 songs; Dim Mak)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Pollyanna, Green Day
Stop Making This Hurt, Bleachers
Saturday, twenty one pilots
The Last Benedict, Lambchop
One Voice, The Crew (new punk supergroup featuring members of Rancid, Pennywise and Suicidal Tendencies)
Taliat, Mdou Moctar
The Great Blue Heron (Song of Solomon), St. Lenox
Headfirst, Atomic Bronco
Nice Night to Get Lost, Sean Watson Graham
Country Heart City Roots, Bree Jaxson
Inevitable, Charlotte OC
B.O.M.B., Emlyn
Dirty Ice, MAGELLA
The World is a Goner, Diane and the Gentle Men
The View of Earth From Mars, Proud Father


Rodney Dillard (79)
Albert Hammond (77)
Joe Bonsall (73)
Butch Tavares (73)
Rick Wakeman (72)
Mark Mothersbaugh (71)
George Strait (69)
Wreckless Eric (67)
Jim Moginie [Midnight Oil] (65)
Michael Cretu [Enigma] (64)
Toyah Willcox (63)
Page Hamilton (61)
Barry Graul [MercyMe] (60)
Russell Senior [Pulp] (60)
Michael Tait (55)
Martika (52)
Jem (46)
Jack Johnson (46)
David Nail (42)
Darryl Allen [Mista] (41)
Kevin Huguley [Rush of Fools] (39)
Francesca Battistelli (36)


Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

Jerry Vale (1930-2014)

Elvin Jones (1927-2004)

Clint Warwick [original Moody Blues bassist] (1940-2004)

Augusta Pablo (1954-1999)

Andy Capps [Built to Spill] (1969-1998)

Ian Curtis (1956-1980)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

 RELEASED ON MAY 18 IN … 1976 

“Warren Zevon,” Warren Zevon (his second studio album, featuring “Hasten Down the Wind,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Mohammed’s Radio,” “Carmelita” and “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”; producer: Jackson Browne; guests: Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Phil Everly, Carl Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bobby Keys, David Lindley, Rosemary Butler, J.D. Souther, Waddy Wachtel, etc.; Asylum)


Franco Battiato (Italian singer)

Patsy Bruce (songwriter and widow of Ed Bruce)


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