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

11/8/18 O&A NYC SPECIAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Wu-Tang Clan – Can It Be All So Simple

Can It Be All So Simple is the fourth and final single on Wu Tang Clan’s critically acclaimed debut album Enter The Chamber It features production from RZA that samples Glady’s Knight & Pips cover of The Way We Were. Continue reading

11/1/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Maxwell – Sumthin’ Sumthin’


Sumthin’ Sumthin is a mid uptempo song by neo soul singer Maxwell. The third single from Urban Hang Suite. The woman featured in the song’s music video is French fashion model Chrystele Saint-Louis Augustin. Continue reading

10/25/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Baby Face – Whip Appeal

Whip Appeal is by R&B mogul Baby Face. It served as the third single from his second album, Tender Love.Written by Babyface and Perri Reid, Whip Appeal was released on February 22, 1990 by SOLAR Records and Epic Records. Continue reading

10/4/18 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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Tina 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

9/13/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: TLC – Red Light Special

Red Light Special by TLC and released as the second single from their second studio album, Crazy Sexy Cool. Written by Cindy Herron of En Vogue, the song reached number one on the Billboard Rhythmic Top  40 chart. Continue reading

9/6/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aretha Franklin Think!!! The Blues Brothers 1980

 

 

 

Think is a song performed by Aretha Franklin. It was released as single 1968, from her Aretha Now album. The song reached No. 7 on Billboard Hot 100 becoming Franklin’s seventh top 10 hit in the United States. The song also reached number 1 on the magazine’s Hot Rhythm & Blue Singles,becoming her sixth single to top the chart. Continue reading