8/15/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Al Green – For The Good Times

For the Good Times written by Kris Kristofferson, first recorded by singer Bill Nash in 1968.  The song became a staple of soul singer Al Green‘s concert repertoire in the 1970s,  also featured as a studio recording on his 1972 album I’m Still In Love With You 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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7/4/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whitney Houston – Star Spangled Banner (Live ‘Welcome Home Heroes’ 91)

Superstar Whitney Houston sings the USA National Anthem live at her special televised concert “Welcome Home Heroes With Whitney Houston” (1991).
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6/20/19 (REPOST) O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY PRIDE MONTH: RuPaul- Supermodel (You Better Work)

Supermodel (You Better Work) is a 1992 mainstream hit by dance music singer, drag queen and international gay icon RuPaul. It was the third single (but first major label single) from his album Supermodel of the World.

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6/6/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – Tell Me Something Good (Soul Train 1974)

Rufus was an American funk band from Chicago, Illinois best known for launching the career of lead singer Chaka Khan. They had several hits throughout their career, including “Tell Me Something Good”, “Sweet Thing”, and “Ain’t Nobody”.
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5/16/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: MAXWELL-FORTUNATE

Fortunate is a Neo-Soul soundtrack from the motion picture Life. The song was written, composed, produced and arranged by R.Kelly and Maxwell. Fortunate was awarded Best R&B Single of the Year at the Billboard Music Award and Best R&B/Soul Single (Male) at Soul Train Awards. Continue reading

5/9/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Intruders “I’ll Always Love My Mama” (1973)

I’ll Always Love My Mama is a 1973 single by the Philly soul group The Intruders. Released from their album Save the Children, the song has become a Mother’s Day anthem. 

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4/25/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: AZ feat. Nas – Mo Money Mo Murder

Anthony Cruz better known by his initials AZ. He is known for being a longtime and frequent music partner of Nas and also a member of hip-hop group The Firm alongside Nas, Foxy Brown, Cormega and Nature Continue reading

3/28/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Ike and Tina Turner Revue- Proud Mary and River Deep Mountain High (original 1966 promo)

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Late in 1970, while on break from touring in Florida, the band recorded their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary. The song was released the following January and became the duo’s best-selling single, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling well over a million copies. The song earned the group a 1971 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.  Continue reading