1/1/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Diana Ross- Missing You (In Memory of Hector)

Missing You performed by Diana Ross and written, composed and produced by Lionel Richie as a tribute to Marvin Gaye shortly after his untimely death.  Continue reading

8/4/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: We are the World- USA for Africa

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We Are the World is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (with arrangements by Michael Omartian) and produced by Quincy Jones for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide. Continue reading

8/4/16 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: USA for Africa – We are the World

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We Are the World is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (with arrangements by Michael Omartian) and produced by Quincy Jones for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide. Continue reading

2/22/16 O&A NYC ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Natalie Cole’s Family Outraged Over GRAMMYs’ ‘Disrespectful’ Tribute to Late Singer

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Robert Yancy, Natalie Cole’s son says the first African-American to win a Grammy for Best New Artist deserved a better tribute. Yancy says he’s outraged his mom didn’t get a star-studded tribute. “She has deserved so much more than that because she has done so much,” he said. “It was really insulting,” he added. Sisters Timolan and Casey Cole agreed. “Not even verbally mentioned. It was not something we felt was worthy of such an iconic star.” Continue reading

2/12/16 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Endless Love- Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey

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Endless Love cover by Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey the duet was originally recorded by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. The song appeared on Vandross’ Epic Records-released album Songs, and it is known for being Carey’s first “high-profile” duet. At the 1995 Gramwas with the then-unknown background singer Trey Lorenz). At the 1995 Grammy Awards, the song was nominated in the new category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Continue reading

6/11/15 O&A Throwback Thursday: Missing You- Diana Ross

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Missing You, written, composed, and produced by Lionel Richie as a tribute to Marvin Gaye, who had died earlier that year. The video includes, as well as still photographs and tribute clips of Gaye himself, tribute clips of former Supremes singer Florence Ballard and of Paul Williams of The Temptations, both Motown artists who had died in the 1970s. Continue reading