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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4/21/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: April 22 Through April 29, 2019

Happy Easter and Passover New Yorkers will be out and about in their Easter bonnets!  This week we have dance at Lincoln Center and R&B legends are at the legendary Apollo. Orchids are in bloom in The Bronx and a Creole Food Festival in lower Manhattan. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About.

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4/7/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: April 7 through April 14, 2019

Its beginning to feel a lot like springtime, and New Yorkers are out and about!  And this week we have a new film about the Queen of Soul and a Fosse muse on Broadway. America’s mother of modern dance turns 93 in Chelsea and Arthur Mitchell’s dream turns 50. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

3/31/19 O&A NYC FILM/PREVIEW: Amazing Grace- Aretha Franklin

The new documentary about the “Queen of Soul” features never-aired footage of Franklin recording her legendary gospel album that’s been hidden for half a century. Continue reading

9/6/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aretha Franklin Think!!! The Blues Brothers 1980

 

 

 

Think is a song performed by Aretha Franklin. It was released as single 1968, from her Aretha Now album. The song reached No. 7 on Billboard Hot 100 becoming Franklin’s seventh top 10 hit in the United States. The song also reached number 1 on the magazine’s Hot Rhythm & Blue Singles,becoming her sixth single to top the chart. 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

8/16/18 O&A NYC MILESTONES: Aretha Franklin- Queen of Soul Dies (Video)

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think, I Say a Little Prayer and her signature song, Respect, and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer. Continue reading

8/16/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aretha Franklin- Rock Steady

The undisputed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin performs her R&B classic Rock Steady from her 1971 album Young, Gifted and Black 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

7/20/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aretha Franklin- I Say A Little Prayer


I Say a Little Prayer also returned to the Pop & R&B Top Ten in the fall of 1968 via a recording by Aretha Franklin taken from her 1968 album Aretha Now. Continue reading