5/24/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat (1941)

Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat is a 1941 hit boogie-woogie popular song written by Don Raye. A bawdy, jazzy tune, the song describes a laundry woman from Harlem, New York, United States, whose technique is so unusual that people come from all around just to watch her scrub. 

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2/25/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Caravans /The Soul Stirrers- TV Gospel Time (1962) 

Sample episode featuring Shady Grove Choir, The Caravans and Paul Foster of The Soul Stirrers. (Courtesy of Reelblack.) Continue reading

2/25/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Fugees – Vacob

Vocab is by Hip Hop group Fugees.Vocab was issued as the third single from the group’s debut album, Blunted on RealityThe song was co-produced by Pras and Wyclef Jean. Continue reading

2/24/21/ O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Milli Jackson – Something You Can Feel (Apollo Theater)

Milli Jackson is a singer, actress and comedian. She is especially known for her raucous “Blue Light” concerts

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10/20/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Queen Latifah- Action Hero


Academy Award nominee, rapper, actress, talk show host and now action hero Queen Latifah stars as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. 
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2/19/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Luther Vandross – A House Is Not A Home Live

The song was recorded by R&B artist Luther Vandross on his 1981 debut album Never Too Much.His performance of the song at the 1988 NAACP Awards telecast would bring Dionne Warwick to tears. Continue reading

2/18/21 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland

Boogie Wonderland is a single by Earth,Wind & Fire with The Emotions, released in April 1979 on  Columbia Records.The song peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.Boogie Wonderland was certified Gold in the USA. Continue reading

2/15/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Come Back Charleston Blue (1972)

 
Come Back, Charleston Blue is a 1972 comedy film starring Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques, loosely based on Chester Himes‘ novel The Heat’s On. It is a sequel to the 1970 film Cotton Comes to Harlem. Continue reading

2/14/21 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Soundies: Jazz And Jive (1940s)

Soundies were an early form of music video. Developed prior to television, they played on 16mm film projectors that were viewed on small screens like a video jukebox and captured some of the top artists of the day. Continue reading