Daily Archives: April 16, 2015

New Releases 4/21: MAVIS STAPLES, RYAN ADAMS & More…

The list of new releases coming out on Tuesday is a little shorter than over the last couple of weeks, none-the-less it is also a pretty sweet one. With new albums being released by Mavis Staples, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, They Might Be Giants, Built To Spill and Great Lake Swimmers, this is going to be a hard decision as to which album to review this week.

  • Alabama Shakes- “Sound & Color”
  • A Silent Film- “New Year” (ep)
  • Atomic Bitchwax- “Gravitron”
  • Built To Spill- “Untethered Moon”
  • Carolyn Wonderland- “Live Texas Trio”
  • Dustin Kensrue- “Carry The Fire”
  • Great Lake Swimmers- “A Forest Of Arms”
  • Impellitteri- “Venom”
  • John Morehand- “High On Tulsa Heat”
  • Joywave- “How Do You Feel Now?”
  • Mavis Staples- “Your Good Fortune”  (ep)
  • Ryan Adams- “Live At Carnegie Hall”
  • The Ballroom Thieves- “A Wolf In The Doorway”
  • They Might Be Giants- “Glean”
  • 10 Years- “From Birth To Burial”

From this list I will pick one album to review. It may be a tough decision, but I will make it and post my review on Wednesday. Check-back then to read the review. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!


1924- Henry Mancini (composer/conductor; died in 1994)

was Henry Mancini,

1924- Rudy Pompilli (saxophonist w/ Bill Haley & The Comets; died in 1976)

Rudi Pompilli

1929- Roy Hamilton (singer; “Unchained Melody”; died in 1969)

Roy Hamilton.

1935- Bobby Vinton (singer; “Blue Velvet”)        80 yrs.


Bobby Vinton “Mr. Lonely” live video link here.

1939- Dusty Springfield (singer; “Son Of A Preacher Man”; died in 1999)

Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield “Son Of A Preacher Man” video link here.

1947- Gerry Rafferty (singer, songwriter w/ Steelers Wheel; solo career; died in 2011)

gerry rafferty

Stealer’s Wheel w/ Gerry Rafferty “Stuck In The Middle With You” video link here.

1949- Bill ‘Sputnick’ Spooner (guitarist w/ The Tubes)     70 yrs.

Bill Spooner (known for

1951- John Bentley (bassist w/ Squeeze)         64 yrs.

John Bentley from Squeeze

1953- Peter Garrett (singer w/ Midnight Oil; musician, environmentalist, activist + lawyer)       62 yrs.

rock legend Peter Garrett

Midnight Oil w/ Peter Garrett “The Dead Heart” live video link here.

1959- Stephen Singleton (member of ABC; “The Look Of Love)             56 yrs.

Stephen Singleton

1964- Dave Pirner (vocalist + guitarist w/ Soul Asylum; “Runaway Train”)        51 yrs.

Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner,

Soul Asylum w/ Dave Pirner “Cartoon” video link here.

1971- Selena Quintanilla-P’rez a.k.a. Selena (Grammy winning Tejano singer; died in 1995)

Latin superstar Selena ('Amor

Selena “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” video link here.

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for several of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!