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Published on September 12th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Sept. 12, 2021



“Richard Carpenter’s Piano Songbook,” Richard Carpenter – Oct. 22

“Whiskey and the Dog,” Creed Fisher – Oct. 22

“Priestess,” YULLOLA – Oct. 22

“Dear Monsters,” Bad Wolves – Oct. 29

“Hushed and Grim,” Mastodon – Oct. 29

“The Season,” Steve Perry – Nov. 5

“The Lady in the Balcony: Lockdown Sessions,” Eric Clapton – Nov. 12

“Phantom Island,” Smile – Nov. 19

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »


“Breaking Bad (Music From the Original TV Series),” various artists – Oct. 1

“The Raincoats (40th Anniversary Remaster),” The Raincoats – Feb. 11, 2022

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Dawn,” Yebba (producer: Mark Ronson; guests: A$AP Rocky, Smino; Read here; Apple Music; RCA)

“The Melodic Blue,” Baby Keem (guests: Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, etc.; Hear here; See/Read here; pgLang / Columbia)

“No Way Out but Through,” Face To Face (producer: Seigfried Meier; Hear here; Fat Wreck Chords)

“Neon Nights,” Annie (five-song EP; guest: Jake Shears; Hear here; Apple Music; Annie Melody)

“Eyes Off Me,” Stella Mwangi (producers: Tom Roger Rogstad, Dwhit, Kairo; Hear here; Position Music)

“ADI OASIS,” Adeline (seven-song EP; Hear here; Unity)

“Someone I Used to Know,” The Nearlys (new recordings of previously unreleased and limited release songs written in the 1980s and 1990s; Hear here; Everyday Records)

“Jon Randall,” Jon Randall (his first solo album in 15 years; producers: Randall, Brandon Bell; Hear here; Lonesome Vinyl)

“No Fear,” Jonathan Paull Gertler (producers: Gertler, Jon Chase; new single: “I Wish I Knew”; Hear here; Rock Ridge Music)

“UFO,” Baby Cate (four-song EP; Hear here; Apple Music; Baby Cate)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

One Day, MONSTA X |
Fancy Like, Walker Hayes feat. Kesha |
God Is Good, Francesca Battistelli |
Have Mercy, Chlöe |
You Don’t Get to Go, Amanda Shires |
Girl You’ve Got My Heart, Planningtorock |
Only Seeing God When I Come, Sega Bodega |
Raspberries, Fractures feat. Jade Alice |
Yippy Ya Yo Yippy Ya Yay, Teek Royal T |
Loving You, Emma Kelly
Las Vegas, Danny Golden
Hit N’ Run, Goodboy Noah |


Maria Muldaur (79)
Gerry Beckley (69)
Nina Blackwood (69)
Norwood Fisher [Fishbone] (56)
Ben Folds (55)
Larry LaLonde [Primus] (53)
Kenny Thomas (53)
Jennifer Nettles (47)
2 Chainz (44)
Michael Paget [Bullet for My Valentine] (43)
Ruben Studdard (43)
Jennifer Hudson (40)
Kelsea Ballerini (28)
RM [BTS] (27)

Getting caught up …

Sept. 11 Birthdays: Lola Falana (79), Mickey Hart (78), Leo Kottke (76), Julie Covington (75), Tommy Shaw (68), Jon Moss (64), Mick Talbot (63), Moby (56), Harry Connick Jr. (54), Bart van der Zeeuw [K’s Choice] (54), Jeremy Popoff (50), Brad Fischetti [LFO] (46), Mr. Black (44), Jon Buckland (44), Ludacris (44), Charles Kelley (40)

Sept. 10 Birthdays: Roy Ayers (81), Danny Hutton (79), José Feliciano (76), Joe Perry (71), Siobhan Fahey (63), David Lowery (61), Robin Goodridge [Bush] (56), Stevie D. [Buckcherry] (55), Miles Zuniga [Fastball] (55), Big Daddy Kane (53), Sara Groves (49), Mikey Way [My Chemical Romance] (41), Matthew Followill [Kings of Leon] (37), Ashley Monroe (35)


Sept. 12:

Joe Sample (1939-2014)

Bobby Byrd (1934-2007)

Johnny Cash (1932-2003)

Stanley Turrentine (1934-2000)

Sept. 11:

Bob Crewe (1930-2014)

Jim Carroll (1949-2009)

Joe Zawinul (1932-2007)

Peter Tosh (1944-1987)

Lorne Greene (1915-1987)

Sept. 10:

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (1924-2005)

George Henschel (1850-1934)

 RELEASED ON SEPT. 12 IN … 1975 

“Wish You Were Here,” Pink Floyd (their ninth studio album, featuring “Shine on You Crazy Diamond,” “Welcome to the Machine,” “Have a Cigar” and “Wish You Were Here”; it reached No. 1 in the U.S. and U.K.; producers: Pink Floyd; Harvest / Columbia)

 RELEASED ON SEPT. 11 IN … 1973 

“The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle,” Bruce Springsteen (his second studio album, featuring “Rosalita [Come Out Tonight],” “4th of July, Asbury Park [Sandy]” and “The E Street Shuffle”; producers: Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos; Columbia)

 RELEASED ON SEPT. 10 IN … 1985 

“Knee Deep in the Hoopla,” Starship (featuring No. 1 hits “We Built This City” and “Sara,” “Tomorrow Doesn’t Matter Tonight” and “Before I Go”; producers: Peter Wolf, Jeremy Smith; Grunt / RCA)


María Mendiola (Baccara)

Mick Brigden (tour manager for The Rolling Stones and many others)


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