1/8/21 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Janet Jackson – The Velvet Rope Tour: Live In Concert

The Velvet Rope Tour was the third concert tour by Janet Jackson. Launched in support of her sixth studio album The Velvet Rope (1997), the tour visited Europe, North America, Japan, New Zealand, Africa, and Australia. Jackson was inspired to create an autobiographical show using theatrical elements portraying her struggle with depression and self-esteem. Continue reading

11/14/21 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Miles Davis Quintet, Teatro dell’Arte, Milan, Italy, October 11th, 1964 (Colorized)

Trumpet- Miles Davis, Bass- Ron Carter, Piano- Herbie Hancock, Saxophones- Wayne Shorter, Drums- Tony Williams. Continue reading

6/3/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine

The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (1974) Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Temptations- Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972)



Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone is a song performed by Motown recording act The Undisputed Truth. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, and released as a single in May 1972. Later in 1972, Whitfield took Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone and remade it as a 12-minute track for the Temptations. Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Chris Rock- A “Pussy Strike” Only Works If Done Correctly

There are many complex politics to consider when doing a pussy strike. 25 minutes of all-new material from Chris Rock’s The Tambourine is now streaming on Chris Rock.  Continue reading

5/1/21 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Otis Redding (1966)

During the 1966 Stax/Volt European Tour Otis Redding was asked to host a very special episode of the teen dance show, Ready, Steady, Go! Continue reading

2/27/21 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Egypt 80 – Beasts Of No Nation

Fela Anikulapo Kuti October 15,1938 – August 2,1997 was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist and pan-africanist. He is regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat an African music genre combining traditional Yoruba and Afro-Cuban music with Funk and Jazz. Continue reading

2/16/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Grover Washington – Mister Magic Live

Mister Magic is the fourth album by jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., released in February 1975. The album topped both the soul and jazz albums chart and peaked at number ten on the pop chart. Continue reading

1/18/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Jennifer Hudson Performs Someday We’ll All be Free at the Obama White House

In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement is a concert hosted by President and Mrs. Obama featuring songs from the Civil Rights Movement as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings with participants including Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and more. Continue reading