9/28/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985)

Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985) a star studded celebration of the 50th anniversary and re-opening of The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Proceeds from the concert went to the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund. The program received a 1985 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Program. Continue reading

9/5/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jackie Wilson Baby Workout on Shindig 1965


Jackie Wilson was called Mr. Excitement for good reason. With dazzling stage moves and a soaring voice that handled soul, rhythm & blues, rock ‘n roll, standards and more with power, passion & panache, it’s no surprise that generations of artists like Elvis Presley, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Usher and Bruno Mars have cited him as a huge influence. Continue reading

8/24/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: James Brown Dance Class

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, shares a few of the latest dance moves- How many do you know? Continue reading

8/20/19 O&A NYC MUSIC TRIBUTE: James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World (Official Animated Video)

An animated tribute to James Brown‘s 1966 Mega-hit It’s A Man’s World. Continue reading

8/1/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Brown- Please Please Please ( Live at the TAMI Show)

Please, Please, Please was written by James Brown and Johnny Terry and released as a single on Federal Records in 1956, it charted #6 R&B. It was the group’s debut recording and first chart hit, and became their signature song.
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11/4/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Old Landmark featuring James Brown from The Blues Brothers 

James Brown, The Godfather of Soul, leads his flock through a spirited version of The Old Landmark( look for an angelic Chaka Khan is the choir).  Continue reading

8/22/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Eddie Murphy- James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party


James Brown (Eddie Murphy) sings about a hot tub in this classic SNL sketch from 1983 (season 9). Murphy captures Brown’s soul style before disrobing and getting into the water. Continue reading

9/24/17 O&A NYC COMEDY- THE SUNDAY MORNING FUNNIES: Eddie Murphy- James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party

James Brown (Eddie Murphy) sings about a hot tub in this classic SNL sketch from 1983 (season 9). Murphy captures Brown’s soul style before disrobing and getting into the water. 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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9/21/16 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Eddie Murphy- James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party

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James Brown (Eddie Murphy) sings about a hot tub in this classic SNL sketch from 1983 season 9. Murphy captures Brown’s soul style before disrobing and getting into the water. Continue reading