Published on November 8th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Nov. 8, 2022



“The Family,” BROCKHAMPTON – Nov. 18

“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” “Weird Al” Yankovic, et al – Jan. 27, 2023

“My 21st Century Blues,” RAYE – Feb. 3, 2023


“Silver Bells,” André Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra – Nov. 18

“Step Into Christmas,” Elton John – Dec. 16

Holiday Gift Guide. »

Early Black Friday Deals. »


“Sail On Sailor – 1972,” The Beach Boys – new release date, Dec. 2

“Queen Radio: Volume 1,” Nicki Minaj – Dec. 2

“Live: Cookin’ with Blue Note at Montreux,” Donald Byrd – Dec. 9


“Sheer Heart Attack,” Queen – Dec. 2

“Poetry for the Beat Generation,” Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen – Dec. 9

“A Day at the Races,” Queen – Dec. 9

“Karma,” Pharoah Sanders – Dec. 16

“The Complete Reprise Studio Albums – Volume II,” Eric Clapton – Jan. 13, 2023

“Express,” Love and Rockets – Jan. 13, 2023

“Chicago VI,” Chicago – Jan. 20, 2023

“Live At Montreux 1969,” Ella Fitzgerald – Jan. 20, 2023

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“What I Didn’t Tell You,” Coco Jones (seven-song debut EP; High Standardz / Def Jam)

“On the Ranch,” Emily Nenni (producer: Mike Eli; See here; Normaltown / New West)

“Memento,” Jes (28-track-strong, career-spanning collection; Black Hole Recordings)

“Lipstick of the Brave,” Tripping Jupiter (producer: Barb Morrison; guests: Gail Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Gilbert; See here; Tripping Jupiter)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Stranger Things, Billy Porter | See here
Santa Train, Paige King Johnson
Hopscotch, The Greeting Committee | See here
One of Those, Tucker Beathard | See here
Trash Talk, Taleen Kali | See here
Why (Spare Me Tears), Elmiene


Today’s Birthdays


Jeff Cook (guitarist and co-founder of Alabama)

Dan Cafferty (Nazareth lead singer)

Tyrone Downie (keyboardist/pianist and member of Bob Marley and The Wailers)

Mimi Parker (vocalist and drummer of Low)

Aaron Carter (singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter)

Noel McKoy (British soul singer)

Joe Tarsia (Philly soul recording engineer)

Jerry Whitehurst (longtime “Hee-Haw” and Grand Ole Opry pianist)


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> Amazon Music Users Mad After Losing Ability to Select Songs | Insider

 TOUR NEWS  (see more Tour Dates)

> Don McLean Announces 2023 Australian, New Zealand Tour Dates | The Music Universe

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