6/17/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY- HAPPY FATHER’S DAY: Fred Hammond- Yes My Father Is


Fred Hammond and Radical For Christ perform Yes My Father Is from the 2000 album Purpose By Design
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6/10/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams- This Too Shall Pass

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“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

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6/3/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kelontae Gavin – No Ordinary Worship

Kelontae Gavin, an energetic contemporary gospel vocalist from Ridgeville, South Carolina, unwittingly launched his career with a performance of the Rev. Paul Jones’ “I Won’t Complain.” Recorded in his high-school cafeteria in 2014 and uploaded to YouTube, the interpretation caught the attention of Atlanta-based pastor and music executive Marquis Boone. Continue reading

5/27/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers – For Every Mountain

Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers single For Every Mountain from his 1997 album No One Else featuring Yvette Williams lead vocal became a fiery gospel anthem.  Continue reading

5/20/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Charlie Wilson- I’m Blessed ( Showtime At The Apollo)

Charlie Wilson performs his song “I’m Blessed” featuring T.I live at the Apollo Theater. Continue reading

5/13/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Shirley Caesar- I Remember Mama

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Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar is considered the First Lady of Gospel Music. The singer, songwriter and recording artist career has spanned over six decades. Caesar is a multi-award winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards to her credit. 

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5/6/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Snoop Dogg – Blessing Me Again (feat. Rance Allen)

Snoop Dogg surprised many by releasing his first Gospel album The Bible Of Love, and then by reaching the #1 spot on the Gospel albums chart. His current single Blessing Me Again features the legendary Rance Allen, and the video is a lot of fun. Continue reading

4/22/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Caravans – Mary Don’t You Weep featuring Inez Andrews

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Robert Anderson started The Caravans in 1947. The group reached its peak popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, launching the careers of a number of artists, including: Albertina Walker, Delores Washington, Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Reverend James Cleveland, Dorothy Norwood, Bessie Griffin, Josephine Howard, and Loleatta Holloway.

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4/15/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kirk Franklin Salute To The Godfather Rev. Timothy Wright

The Kirk Franklin Salute to The Godfather Rev. Timothy Wright at the 2009 Stellar Awards. Continue reading

4/1/18 O&A NYC DANCE- GOSPEL SUNDAY EXTRA: I Wanna Be Ready- Matthew Rushing

On March 30, 1958, the dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) launched his company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, at a performance in New York City that forever changed the face of American dance. He was 27 years old.

In honor of the Company’s 60th anniversary, Matthew Rushing – a 25-year veteran of the Ailey company — performed the iconic solo “I Wanna Be Ready” from Mr. Ailey’s classic work, Revelations. Filmed in Rogers, Texas, where Mr. Ailey was born and lived as a young child, Mr. Rushing’s performance features live accompaniment by five local singers.

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