4/22/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Caravans – Mary Don’t You Weep featuring Inez Andrews

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Robert Anderson started The Caravans in 1947. The group reached its peak popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, launching the careers of a number of artists, including: Albertina Walker, Delores Washington, Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Reverend James Cleveland, Dorothy Norwood, Bessie Griffin, Josephine Howard, and Loleatta Holloway.

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4/19/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Edwin Starr – War

Edwin Starr’s version of “War” was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and is not only the most successful and well-known record of his career, but it is also one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded Continue reading

4/16/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Jason Derulo – Colors The Coca-Cola Anthem 2018 World Cup

FIFA released its official Coca-Cola sponsored anthem sung by U.S. pop star  Jason Derulo. The song track is titled Colors  which was also written by Jason Derulo — emphasizes the excitement that greets the arrival of the FIFA World Cup. Continue reading

4/12/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Onyx – Slam

Slam is the second single released from Onyx’s debut album, Bacdafucup.Released on May 11, 1993, Slam was Onyx’s breakthrough single, making it to number 4 on the US  Billboard 100 and was the group’s second straight single to make it to number 1 on the Rap Charts. Continue reading

4/11/18 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Earl Sweatshirt featuring Vince Staples & Casey Veggies – Hive

Hive is by Hip Hop artist Earl Sweatshirt featuring Casey Veggies and Vince Staples. This is the third single from his debut studio album Doris. The writing, recording, production and engineering of the track took place at Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martains  old home, and it was recorded in three hours. Continue reading

4/9/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Cuppy & Tekno – Green Light

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola , professionally known as DJ Cuppy, is a Nigerian disc jockey and producer. She is the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola. Continue reading

4/4/18 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Drake – God’s Plan

God’s Plan is by Hip Hop artist Drake from his EP Scary Hours. God’s Plan became the 29th song in history to debut at number one on the US Billboard 100, making it Drake’s fourth US number one, and second as a lead artist. Continue reading

3/30/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Clowning Around

Clowning Around, Jamari Amour Choreographer featuring  Jamari Blahnik, DeShawn Lanvin, TJ Blahnik, Amoya Prodigy, Torie Blahnik, Shady 007, and more.  Continue reading

3/30/18 O&A NYC GOOD FRIDAY SONG OF THE DAY: Calvary- Richard Smallwood

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Richard Smallwood’s Calvary, led by Maurette Brown Clark, Darlene Simmons, and Carolene Hatchet, combines good compositional form with strong dramatic narrative elements creating a true gospel classic. 

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3/29/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Gloria Gaynor- I Will Survive

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I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor’s certified double platinum disco anthem, has remained popular. The song’s lyrics describe the narrator’s discovery of personal strength following an initially devastating breakup. It received heavy airplay in 1979, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks. Continue reading