2/7/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sade – No Ordinary Love

No Ordinary Love is a song by  Sade from their fourth Love Deluxe. Originally released in late 1992, the song was a modest success in Europe and New Zealand, reaching number five in Italy. Continue reading

1/31/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Ingram- Just Once (Live in Korea)

James Ingram performs Just Once (Live in Korea) with introduction by Quincy Jones as part of Jones’ 80th birthday celebration. Continue reading

1/17/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK TUESDAY: O’Jays- Backstabbers, I Love Music, and For The Love Of Money


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The O’Jays are a R&B and originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The group is from Canton, Ohio and was formed in 1958. The O’Jays had their first chart appearance in 1963 with Lonely Drifter. Continue reading

1/10/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chappelle’s Show – R. Kelly’s Piss on You

Chappelle’s Show wasn’t above going low-brow, and Dave’s spoof on R.Kelly’s salacious legal battle was quite the topic to take aim at (no pun intended, of course). Becoming just as famous as the song it was based on (Ignition Pt. 2), Piss On You proved that Chappelle had a pretty bad ass R. Kelly impression, and he could carry a tune too. Drip, drip drip! Continue reading

12/13/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Canibus – Second Round K.O.

Second Round K.O. is a single from  Canibus. The song was produced by Wyclef Jean  and his cousin Jerry Wonder and featured spoken vocals from boxer Mike Tyson.Second Round K.O. is a diss track by Canibus directed at  LL Cool J. Continue reading

12/6/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY HOLIDAY GREETING: Eartha Kitt- Santa Baby

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Eartha Mae Kitt was an actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist.  Known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of C’est Si Bon and the enduring Christmas novelty smash Santa Baby. Both songs became US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the most exciting woman in the world.
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11/28/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY HOLIDAY GREETING: Nat ‘King’ Cole- The Christmas Song (Live Performance)


The Nat King Cole Trio first recorded the song early in 1946. At Cole’s behest – and over the objections of his label, Capitol Records– a second recording was made later the same year utilizing a small string section, this version becoming a massive hit on both the pop and R&B charts. Continue reading

11/22/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

Say Say Say is written and performed by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson released in 1983. The track was produced by George Martin  for McCartney’s album, Pipes Of Peace. Continue reading

11/17/18 O&A (REPOST) NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Mandingo (1975)- Ken Norton Rape Scene

In Mandingo, big black buck Mede (boxer Ken Norton) is raped by his owner’s wife Blanche (Susan George).  Continue reading