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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:49am
Single Stories: Gerry and the Pacemakers, “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying”

53 years ago this month, the Liverpudlian lads known as Gerry and the Pacemakers made their debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single that truly broke them in America.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2xjQOixp5YLkhVDcAh8MY0
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:49am
Happy Birthday: Jewel

You may only know her by her first name – and that’s fair enough, since it’s how she’s always been billed – but since it’s the day of her birth, we’ll refer to her by both first and last name:

Please wish Jewel Kilcher a happy birthday, won’t you?

https://open.spotify.com/album/72ssildvYLP6ZyVg0Jn20m
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:45pm
Happy 40th: Roy Buchanan, LOADING ZONE

40 years ago this month, Roy Buchanan released the second album of the three-record stint he did with Atlantic Records in the ‘70s.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4kbngJyU8rvNZN5mJbzlIu
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:40pm
This Day in 2014: Christine McVie is awarded the Novello Lifetime Award

Three years ago today, Christine McVie was the recipient of one of the most prestigious awards in the British music industry: the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award.

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/0JdgjxpE1NCVR46x2cgerK
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:43am
The King And I

Rap love stories don’t come much more famous than the one between Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G., but it was a romance that was cut all too short as a result of Biggie’s murder. It’s been 20 years since that fateful day, but it’s all still fresh in Evans’s mind, hence the release of THE KING & I, a 25-track effort that tells the Faith & Biggie story with the help of some previously-unreleased material from Biggie’s vault, along with guest appearances from – among others – Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Snoop Dogg.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3Ezv8bXs9vS908aaKdWrQ3
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:38am
Now Available: Jethro Tull, SONGS FROM THE WOOD: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Over the course of their career, Jethro Tull’s music has been variously described as rock, prog, and folk, but nowhere did the full trifecta come into play more wonderfully than on the band’s 10th album, SONGS FROM THE WOOD. Although it hasn’t always been viewed as a stone-cold classic, time has been quite kind to the LP, which has remained a fan favorite while also inching its way up the ranks of the critics’ list of Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time, as well it should.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:20pm
Out Tomorrow: Depeche Mode Reissues
Whenever a band releases a new album, it generally inspires fans to take a step back and give a good listen to all of the other albums in the band’s back catalog. As such, since Depeche Mode released their latest LP, SPIRIT, a few months ago, we’re sure you’ll agree this is a perfect time for us to reissue their first three albums.
https://open.spotify.com/album/2sGZjTDJpotZ9bxBzoTqBq
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:02pm
Out Tomorrow: Stax Classics

Stax Records turns the big 6-0 this year, which is an anniversary well worth celebrating, so we’ve teamed up with the fine folks from the Concord Music Group in order to pay tribute to Soulsville, USA in a big way.

This grand celebration kicks off tomorrow with the release of 10 new best-of collections from 12 of the biggest names in Stax Records’ history. Who’s in the mix? We’re glad you asked, because it gives us the perfect opportunity to tell you!