3/26/20 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT! THROWBACK THURSDAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Tina Turner- What Love Got To Do With It- 1985 Grammy Awards Show

 
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020112-grammy-performances-10-400Tina Turner taught the world how to walk in high heel shoes. At the 1985 Grammy Awards telecast Turner performed What’s Love Got To Do With It and made one of the biggest comeback in music history.   Continue reading

3/20/20 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace (1980)

diana-ross-standing-room-only-1Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace, the HBO special, first aired in early 1980 as part of the network’s Standing Room Only series. Continue reading

2/6/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Mary J. Blige – Be Without You

Be Without You is by R&B artist Mary J. Blige. It was written by John Austin, Bryan Michael Cox, Jason Perry and Mary J.Blige for her seventh studio album, The Break Through. Continue reading

1/9/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: War – Edwin Starr

On the day that Edwin Starr’s War was released in June 1970, two Detroiters in their twenties were jailed for five years for ransacking a Chicago draft board office and burning its records – yet another example of the anger and rebellion which America’s prosecution of the Vietnam war was continuing to stir among the country’s young. The artists of Motown were hardly known at that time for social commentary and controversial material, but Starr had no superstar reputation to put at risk when he cut the song in May 1970. Continue reading

1/2/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (A capella)

This rare A capella version of Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through The Grapevine really shows the magnificence of Marvin Gaye’s ability and range. 
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12/26/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack – I’ll Be Home For Christmas

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Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack sing I’ll Be Home for Christmas on the TV special David Foster’s Christmas Album (NBC, December 10, 1993). Originally written to honor soldiers overseas who longed for home at Christmastime, I’ll Be Home for Christmas has since gone on to become a Christmas standard. Continue reading

12/12/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Neither One Of Us – Gladys Knight And The Pips

Neither One of Us is a single by Gladys Knights & The Pips. Released on December 26, 1972 on Motown’s Soul Records, it became one of their biggest hit singles to date, and was also the last single the group released prior to them leaving Motown. Continue reading

10/31/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Fabolous ft. Tamia ‎- So Into You

So Into You is the third single by Hip Hop artist Fabolous  from his second studio album Street DreamsIt is also on Tamia album More.The song stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart throughout 2003. Continue reading

9/12/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jackson 5 Medley And Billie Jean At Motown 25 + (Complete & Restored)


The Jackson 5 performed a memorable medley of their hits at the legendary Motown 25 telecast. It was also the break out moment for Michael Jackson‘s solo career. Continue reading