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

6/29/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Teddy Pendergrass – Close The Door

Close The Door was a hit song for Teddy Pendergrass in 1978 and written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. It was released from his second solo album, Life Is Worth Singing Continue reading


By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

Push It by Hip Hop Salt-n-Pepa was released as the B-side of the Tramp single in 1987, and as its own single in 1988. Continue reading

2/27/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez BLACK HISTORY MONTH SONG OF THE DAY: Sade – The Sweetest Taboo

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

The Sweetest Taboo by Sade is taken from her second album Promise (1985).  While the song peaked at #31 on the UK Singles Chart, it fared considerably better in the United States, where it reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1986, remaining in the Top 40 for 13 weeks. Continue reading

2/17/17 O&A NYC WHAT THE FUNK: James Brown – Say It Loud I’m Black And I’m Proud

Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud performed by James Brown and written with his bandleader Alfred Pee Wee Ellis was released as a two-part single in 1968. The single held the number-one spot on the R&B singles chart for six weeks, and peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

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1/26/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Johnny Gill – Rub You the Right Way

Rub You the Right Way by Johnny Gill is the first single from the artist’s debut album under Motown Records, the hit song spent one week in May 1990 at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. Continue reading