6/14/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- DIVA ALERT!: Diana Ross – Muscles

Muscles (1982)  written and produced by Michael Jackson, and performed by Diana Ross.  Continue reading

5/31/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: L.T.D.- Love Ballad

Love Ballad, the hit song for R&B/Funk band L.T.D Released from their album Love to the World. The single spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart in November 1976. Continue reading

5/17/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sir Mix-a-Lot- Baby Got Back

Baby Got Back“, also known as “I Like Big Butts“, the hit song written and recorded by rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot from his album Mack Daddy.  The song samples the 1986 Detroit techno single “Technicolor” by  Channel One. Continue reading

5/10/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Intruders- I’ll Always Love My Mama

Happy Mother’s Day Throwback Thursday enjoy The Intruders 1973 hit single I’ll Always Love My Mama. Continue reading

4/19/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Edwin Starr – War

Edwin Starr’s version of “War” was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and is not only the most successful and well-known record of his career, but it is also one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded Continue reading

4/12/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Onyx – Slam

Slam is the second single released from Onyx’s debut album, Bacdafucup.Released on May 11, 1993, Slam was Onyx’s breakthrough single, making it to number 4 on the US  Billboard 100 and was the group’s second straight single to make it to number 1 on the Rap Charts. Continue reading

3/29/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: John Starks Dunks On The Bulls NBA Playoffs 1993

John Levell Starks  professional basketball shooting guards. John Starks was listed at 6’2 and 190 lb during his NBA playing career. Although he was not drafted in the 1988 NBA draft after attending four colleges in his hometown Oklahoma, including Oklahoma State University, he gained fame while playing for the NewYork Knicks of the National Basketball Association in the 1990s. Continue reading

3/29/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Gloria Gaynor- I Will Survive

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I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor’s certified double platinum disco anthem, has remained popular. The song’s lyrics describe the narrator’s discovery of personal strength following an initially devastating breakup. It received heavy airplay in 1979, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks. Continue reading

3/22/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Ashford and Simpson – Found A Cure (Live 1979)

Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, the successful songwriting duo and recording artists, met at Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church in 1964.   Continue reading

3/15/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Total – “Can’t You See”

Can’t You See  by R&B group Totalreleased as their debut single. The track was released from the New Jersey Drive soundtrack and also later appeared on their debut album Total. Continue reading