11/18/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Caravans- Oh Mary Don’t You Weep ( Caravans Reunion- 1988 Stellar Awards)


The Caravans reunion featuring  Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Delores Washington with James Cleveland perform Oh Mary Don’t You  Weep at the 1988 Stellar Awards. 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

5/28/15 O&A Gospel Sunday: Vickie Winans

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Vickie Winans’ solo album, Be Encouraged was released in 1987 and became a major gospel hit. The LP included a cover of Dottie Rambo’s, We Shall Behold Him. Be Encouraged netted a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album, a Stellar Award for Album of the Year, and an Excellence Award for Best Female Contemporary Artist. Continue reading