9/24/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Genius Of Richard Smallwood

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Richard Smallwood is the Black Brahms of Gospel music. His lush orchestrations and choral arrangements are the hallmarks of his signature sound. An accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, vocalist and choral conductor Smallwood graduated cum laude from Howard University with degrees in both vocal performance and piano, and  graduate work in the field of ethnomusicology. He finished his Masters degree in Divinity from Howard University in 2004 and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006. 
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5/8/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Shirley Ceasar- I Remember Mama

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Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar is known as First Lady of Gospel Music. The singer, songwriter and recording artist career has spanned over six decades. Ceasar is a multi-award winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards to her credit.  Continue reading

11/28/15 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday Holiday Series: CeCe Winans- Jesus, You’re Beautiful from Live In The Throne Room (2005)

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Jesus, You’re Beautiful is featured on Throne Room, the sixth studio album by multiple Grammy-winning gospel artist CeCe Winans. In comparison to Winans’ previous projects, this one is more inspirational, with more traditional songs.  In 2004, the 25-city tour Throne Room with the group Anointed performed free admission concerts. The DVD of the concert was recorded in Tennessee near Winans’ home.  Continue reading

10/11/15 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday (Repost): Oh Happy Day- Edwin Hawkins Singers

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Oh Happy Day is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th-century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969. Hawkins’ arrangement quickly became a “standard” and has been recorded by hundreds of artists. It was included on the RIAA Songs of the Century list and won Hawkins a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1970.  Continue reading

10/11/15 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday: The Edwin Hawkins Singers- Happy Day (In Concert)

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Oh Happy Day is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th-century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969. Hawkins’ arrangement quickly became a “standard” and has been recorded by hundreds of artists. It was included on the RIAA Songs of the Century list and won Hawkins a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1970.  Continue reading