10/13/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY- MOTHER RUTLEDGE’S PICKS: Mahalia Jackson- How Great Thou Art

Mahalia Jackson sings How Great Thou Art. From her first million-copy seller in 1946 until her death in 1972 Mahalia Jackson (born 1911) was the face and voice of gospel music for millions around the world. These television appearances from 1957 to 1962 catch her at her vocal and interpretive peak.  Continue reading

10/7/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY (MOTHER RUTLEDGE PICKS): The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi – Leaning On The Everlasting Arms


The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi was a post-war gospel quartet. With lead singer Archie Brownlee,  their single “Our Father” reached number ten on the Billboard R&B charts in early 1951. It was one of the first gospel records to do so. Continue reading

9/30/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: It Is Well- Smokie Norful, Donnie McClurkin, and the Martins

It Is Well (With My Soul)– Smokie Norful sings with Donnie McClurkin and the Martins as he ministers It Is Well (With My Soul) live on the Praise the Lord program of the Trinity Broadcasting Network on 2/5/2015
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9/23/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: CeCe Winans- Alabaster Box (Live)

Alabaster Box is the 1999 album by award winning gospel artist CeCe Winans.  This was the first album on Winans’ own label, Wellspring Gospel (later renamed Puresprings Gospel). Winans described the album as an “experimental” album for the label before any new artists were signed. Continue reading

9/16/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Koryn Hawthorne – Won’t He Do It

Koryn Hawthorne rewrites the record for the longest reign on Billboard‘s Hot Gospel Songs chart by a woman, as Won’t He Do It logs its 26th week at No. 1. Continue reading

9/9/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams- How Great Thou Art

Gospel music star Yolanda Adams performs How Great Thou Art, a hymn that has become deeply rooted in American music at the White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement. Continue reading

9/9/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams-How Great Thou Art

Gospel music star Yolanda Adams performs How Great Thou Art, a hymn that has become deeply rooted in American music at the White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement. Continue reading

9/2/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Blessed Assurance- CeCe Winans and Terrence Blanchard


CeCe Winans and Terrence Blanchard serenades Cicely Tyson with a rendition of Blessed Assurance at the Kennedy Center Honors. Continue reading

8/19/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY GOSPEL: Aretha Franklin – Precious Lord

Aretha Franklin performs Precious Lord, a favorite song of her father Reverend  C. L. Franklin and Dr. Martin Luther King.   Continue reading