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Published on May 24th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 24, 2022



“After Hours,” Delicate Steve – July 8

“‘I’ll Tell You What’s Gonna Happen’,” Kimberly Kelly – July 8

“Nightside,” Witchery – July 22

“The Myth of the Mostrophus,” Ryo Okumoto – July 29

“Take It Like a Man,” Amanda Shires – July 29

“SING ALONG! with Eric Hutchinson,” Eric Hutchinson – Aug. 5

“The Bad Plus,” The Bad Plus – Sept. 30

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“Greatest Hits (and Near Misses),” Nelson – July 8

“30 Years Shot to Hell: An Anthology,” Tommy Womack – July 8

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“How to Forget,” Paul Bender (of Hiatus Kaiyote; new single: “Sometimes I Wonder”; See here; Dreamlake International Visions)

“Blood Orange EP,” Poster Paints (four songs; Hear here; Ernest Jenning Record Co.)

“Wellswood,” Thomas Dollbaum (new single: “All Is Well”; Hear here; Big Legal Mess)

“Folklore,” Dario Acosta Teich Quintet (Hear here; Tiger Turn)

“A White Horse Will Take You Home,” Melt Motif (Hear here; Apollon)

“The Black and Blue EP,” And The Broken (three songs; Hear here; Indian Summer)

“Porchlight,” Everett Wren (Hear here; Everett Wren)

“Spaces,” Pete Muller (new single: “Tin Palace”; Hear here; Two Truths / Santa Barbara)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Other Side, Wynonna & Waxahatchee |
In the Clouds, O.A.R. |
The Curse, Vera Blue |
The Greatest Show on Hurt, Tommy McLain … co-written with Nick Lowe
Bohanna, Crush Club feat. Amazonian Rockstar |
Halfway / Brooklyn Baby, flipturn |
off the grid, Yot Club |
Fallin’, Chelsea Rose | See here
Tie Me Up, Raynes
For a Lifetime, Sirop |
Blue Was the Feeling, Okabe |
Light My Fire, Mapache


Archie Shepp (85)
Tommy Chong (84)
Bob Dylan (81)
Patti LaBelle (78)
Al Bouchard (75)
Mike Reid (75)
Waddy Wachtel (75)
Cerrone (70)
Rosanne Cash (67)
Larry Blackmon (66)
Guy Fletcher (62)
Jimmy Ashhurst [Buckcherry] (59)
Vivian Trimble [Luscious Jackson] (59)
Rich Robinson (53)
Big Tyme (41)
Cody Hanson [Hinder] (40)
Billy Gilman (34)
G-Eazy (33)


Jay Bennett (1963-2009)

Jimmy McGriff (1936-2008)

Gene Clark (1944-1991)

Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

Sonny Boy Williamson II (1908-1965)

Elmore James (1918-1963)


“You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand”

 RELEASED ON MAY 24 … IN 1968 

“Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake,” Small Faces (their third album, featuring “Lazy Sunday” and “Afterglow of Your Love”; it spent six weeks at No. 1 in the U.K.; producers: Ronnie Lane, Steve Marriott; Immediate)


Thom Bresh (guitarist-singer and son of Merle Travis)


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