6/6/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – Tell Me Something Good (Soul Train 1974)

Rufus was an American funk band from Chicago, Illinois best known for launching the career of lead singer Chaka Khan. They had several hits throughout their career, including “Tell Me Something Good”, “Sweet Thing”, and “Ain’t Nobody”.
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5/16/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: MAXWELL-FORTUNATE

Fortunate is a Neo-Soul soundtrack from the motion picture Life. The song was written, composed, produced and arranged by R.Kelly and Maxwell. Fortunate was awarded Best R&B Single of the Year at the Billboard Music Award and Best R&B/Soul Single (Male) at Soul Train Awards. Continue reading

5/9/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Intruders “I’ll Always Love My Mama” (1973)

I’ll Always Love My Mama is a 1973 single by the Philly soul group The Intruders. Released from their album Save the Children, the song has become a Mother’s Day anthem. 

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4/25/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: AZ feat. Nas – Mo Money Mo Murder

Anthony Cruz better known by his initials AZ. He is known for being a longtime and frequent music partner of Nas and also a member of hip-hop group The Firm alongside Nas, Foxy Brown, Cormega and Nature Continue reading

3/28/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Ike and Tina Turner Revue- Proud Mary and River Deep Mountain High (original 1966 promo)

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Late in 1970, while on break from touring in Florida, the band recorded their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary. The song was released the following January and became the duo’s best-selling single, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling well over a million copies. The song earned the group a 1971 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.  Continue reading

3/14/19 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: LaBelle- Lady Marmalade

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Lady Marmalade, written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, is famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?”, which translates into English as “Do you want to sleep with me (tonight)?”  Continue reading

1/31/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Ingram- Just Once (Live in Korea)

James Ingram performs Just Once (Live in Korea) with introduction by Quincy Jones as part of Jones’ 80th birthday celebration. Continue reading

1/17/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK TUESDAY: O’Jays- Backstabbers, I Love Music, and For The Love Of Money


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The O’Jays are a R&B and originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The group is from Canton, Ohio and was formed in 1958. The O’Jays had their first chart appearance in 1963 with Lonely Drifter. Continue reading

1/10/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chappelle’s Show – R. Kelly’s Piss on You

Chappelle’s Show wasn’t above going low-brow, and Dave’s spoof on R.Kelly’s salacious legal battle was quite the topic to take aim at (no pun intended, of course). Becoming just as famous as the song it was based on (Ignition Pt. 2), Piss On You proved that Chappelle had a pretty bad ass R. Kelly impression, and he could carry a tune too. Drip, drip drip! Continue reading