6/28/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Maxwell Unplugged (1997)

Despite only having released only one album, the music video television channel MTV saw his burgeoning popularity and asked him to tape an episode of the concert series MTV Unplugged in New York City. 
Continue reading

SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: James Brown and Friends – Set Fire To The Soul (1987)

James Brown and Aretha Franklin perform together on stage for the first time. They are joined by Wilson Pickett, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, and Billy Vera who are interviewed with Franklin before the concert. Taped at the Taboo Club, Detroit.
Continue reading

5/30/20 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Otis Redding (1966)

Otis Redding, while visiting Europe for the very first time as part of the Stax/Volt tour, is asked to host a very special episode of The teen dance show, Ready, Steady, Go! The rest is history. Featuring Chris Farlowe and Eric Burdon (of The Animals).
Continue reading

5/24/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Miles Davis Quintet Live at Teatro dell’Arte in Milan, Italy (October 11, 1964)

 Miles Davis Quintet live at Teatro dell’Arte in Milan, Italy, October 11, 1964. Continue reading

(Repost) 5/24/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Didn’t It Rain-Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Gospel Music’s First Crossover Artist)

GOSPEL SUNDAYSister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, is a pioneer of twentieth-century music. Tharpe attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings that were a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic/early rock accompaniment.  She became gospel music’s first crossover artist and its first great recording star. Continue reading

  5/17/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins Performs Coming Home and Going Up Yonder- Albertina Walker Memorial Concert

Tremaine Hawkins honors Dr. Albertina Walker by singing Coming Home and Going Up Yonder the Queen’s memorial service on Oct. 14, 2010.
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

3/8/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT: Lena Horne- The Lady and Her Music (1982)

JAZZ OB-IL416_lena9_H_20100510163318

Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, a Broadway musical revue, written for and starring American singer and actress Lena Horne. The show opened on May 12, 1981, and after 333 performances, closed on June 30, 1982, Horne’s 65th birthday. Continue reading

3/4/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Millie Jackson- Phuck U Symphony

wildin out wednesdaymed_1427987385_imagePhuck U Symphony is one of the best-known tracks on Millie Jackson’s 1892 live album, Live And Outrageous. Jackson continues to include it in her live shows to this day. Continue reading

2/29/20 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Michael Jackson- Live At The Madison Square Garden (2001 Full Show)

The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration was a 2001 concert show by Michael Jackson.  It was staged in Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 7 and 10, 2001. Continue reading