11/25/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton- Oh, Happy Day


Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton perform the Edwin Hawkins gospel classic Oh, Happy Day.  Continue reading

4/1/18 O&A NYC EASTER GOSPEL SUNDAY: Daryl Coley- When Sunday Comes

When Sunday Comes performed by Daryl Coley was featured on Donald Lawrence‘s 1995 gospel narrative album Bible Stories (1995).  Continue reading

4/1/18 O&A NYC EASTER GOSPEL SUNDAY: Daryl Coley- When Sunday Comes

When Sunday Comes performed by Daryl Coley was featured on Donald Lawrence‘s 1995 gospel narrative album Bible Stories (1995).  Continue reading

4/16/17 O&A NYC EASTER GOSPEL SUNDAY: Daryl Coley- When Sunday Comes

When Sunday Comes performed by Daryl Coley was featured on Donald Lawrence’s 1995 gospel narrative album Bible Stories (1995).  Continue reading

11/6/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Ain’t It Like Him (That’s Just Like Jesus): Edwin Hawkins & the Edwin Hawkins Singers Featuring Walter and Tramaine Hawkins

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Ain’t It Like Him (That’s Just Like Jesus): Edwin Hawkins & the Edwin Hawkins Singers featuring Walter and Tramaine Hawkins –  Piano: Edwin Hawkins Organ: Daniel Hawkins Continue reading

3/19/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY IN MEMORIUM: Daryl Coley

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Daryl Coley began performing with Edwin Hawkins in the Edwin Hawkins Singers. He played keyboards for The Hawkins Family from 1977 until he left to collaborate with James Cleveland in 1983. Later, he served as musical director for Tramaine Hawkins when she launched her solo career. Concurrently, Coley branched out in secular circles, singing in jazz clubs, working with artists like Sylvester, Pete Escovedo, and others. He would later collaborate with jazz artists such as Nancy Wilson and Rodney Franklin, and pop artists such as Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire fame. Continue reading

12/27/15 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday: Hallelujah Chorus- Various Artists at the 1992 Stellar Awards

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 The Hallelujah Chorus (Hallelujah!) from Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration, performed by various artists at the 1992 Stellar Awards. Arranged and produced by Take 6 alumnus Mervyn Warren, Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 1992, and a Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year. Continue reading

Apollo Gala: Honors The Place Where Stars Are Born And Legends Are Made

By Walter Rutledge

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The annual Apollo Gala has become one of the premiere uptown events. The star studded casts and celebrity laden audience recalls the glamor of the original Harlem Renaissance. This year the format was slightly different; instead of paying homage to a music legend, we were invited to honor the legendary Apollo Theater on the concert hall’s 80th anniversary. Continue reading