O&A Throwback Thursday: Issac Hayes- Shaft

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Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was an singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others. Hayes is also a 2002 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Continue reading

1/29/15 O&A Throwback Thursday: Mariah Carey- My All and Vision Of Love

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mariah-carey-1-jpgMariah Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Carey possesses a five-octave vocal range, and has the ability to reach notes beyond the 7th octave She is referred to as the “songbird supreme” Mariah Carey by the Guinness World Records. Continue reading

1/24/15 O&A Its Saturday- Anything Goes: “Earned It” From Fifty Shades of Grey

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Earned It music video shows singer Abel Tesfaye enjoying quite an eyeful of Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson)  and several other scantily clad ladies. Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Wood directed the music video, and if it’s any bit indicative of what the movie will be like, fans can expect to see some serious skin. There are ladies with taped-up bums, X’s on their boobs and a multitude of other BDSM-style constraints sure to please the one and only Christian Grey. Continue reading

1/22/15 O&A Throwback Thursday: Anita Baker

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Anita Denise Baker started her career in the late-1970s with the funk band Chapter 8.  In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which included the Grammy-winning single Sweet Love. To date, Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has five platinum albums and one gold album to her credit. Baker’s vocal range is contralto. 

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1/15/14/ O&A Music- Song Of The Day: Fabolous- Young OG

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Fabolous is trying to grab and hold your attention with some new music. Young OG is the track and he just flows effortlessly. Fabolous is definitely one of those names that will rarely hold disappointment, so let’s all hope that this new album is a banger.

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1/15/15 O&A Throwback Thursday: Amy Winehouse

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Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, Frank, was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the general field “Big Four” awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.  Continue reading

1/12/15 O&A Music: Childish Gambino – Sober

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Childish Gambino’s video for Sober, one of the best tracks from his great STN MTN/Kauai mixtape, is equally bizarre. In it, an inebriated Childish Gambino dances like a fool in a take-out restaurant while relentlessly trying to hit on a woman waiting for her food. Continue reading

1/10/14 O&A DIVA ALERT! Lady Gaga- Telephone Featuring Beyonce

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lady_gaga_feat__beyonce_telephone_cd_cover_by_gaganthony-d6cjf19Telephone is a song recorded by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé for Gaga’s third EP, The Fame Monster (2009). The song was written by Gaga, Rodney Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Lazonate Franklin and Beyoncé. Inspired by her fear of suffocation. The music video is a continuation of the video for her 2009 song, Paparazzi, and is also shot as a short film. Continue reading

1/8/15 O&A Throwback Thursday: Usher – You Make Me Wanna and My Way

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Usher Terry Raymond IV is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit. Continue reading

12/25/14 O&A Throwback Thursday R&B Christmas Finale- Boyz II Men, Chris Brown, Luther Vandross and Patti LaBelle

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We decided to give you once last dose of Christmas Throwbacks R&B style featuring Boyz II Men, Chris Brown, Luther Vandross and Patti LaBelle
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