1/19/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson- Precious Lord Take My Hand

Precious Lord, Take My Hand was Martin Luther King Jr.’s favorite song, and he often invited gospel singer Mahalia Jackson to sing it at civil rights rallies to inspire crowds; at his request she sang it at his funeral in April 1968. Continue reading

12/15/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Total Praise – Richard Smallwood

Richard Smallwood wrote Total Praise during a dark time in his life. He was a caretaker for two people, one with Alzheimers and one with cancer. He originally sat down to write a “Woe is me” song , but this kept coming out instead. It’s what he called “Valley praise”. Continue reading

11/24/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins Sings Changed At Donnie McClurkin’s 60th Birthday Celebration!

During the culmination of Pastor Donnie McClurkin’s 60th Birthday all Star Tribute Concert, and Celebration; Pastor McClurkin began singing “Changed”, in homage to the legendary Tramaine Hawkins. This lead to a mic toss of epic proportion, featuring Lady Tramaine Hawkins, Pastor Marvin L Winans, Erica Campbell, and Kierra Sheard! Continue reading

10/27/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs Leonard – You Know My Name (Official Live)


Natasha Tameika “Tasha” Cobbs Leonard, a gospel musician and songwriter, won the 2014 Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and a 2015 Dove Award. Continue reading

10/13/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: David G – Yahweh

David G is here with another powerful and inspirational song from His album Pentecostal Power. He called this single Yahweh. This song, which is originally credited to Ghanaian gospel music singer Kofi Karikari.  Continue reading

9/29/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kanye West Sunday Service- Chicago (Full Stream)


On September 8th Kanye West and his infamous Sunday Service choir and crew turned to perform in Kanye’s hometown Chicago (Chi-Town), and they had many odds against them in terms of being able to deliver one “Hell” of a performance due to harsh weather. Continue reading

9/28/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985)

Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985) a star studded celebration of the 50th anniversary and re-opening of The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Proceeds from the concert went to the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund. The program received a 1985 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Program. Continue reading

(Repost) 9/15/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Anita Wilson- More Than Anything

Anita M. Wilson was raised in East St. Louis. After a 10 year career as a backup singer for contemporary gospel songwriter/producer Donald Lawrence, Wilson recorded her first solo album, Worship Soul in 2012. Continue reading

GOSPEL SUNDAY: Aretha Franklin- Amazing Grace

Aretha Franklin recorded Amazing Grace in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptish Church in Los Angeles. The Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir accompanied FranklinThis never-before-seen footage of Franklin’s legendary live-gospel-album recording is a profoundly moving and deeply soulful performance that transcends time.

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