8/8/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins Honored at 2021 Stellar Awards by Yolanda Adams and Tamela Mann

Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann and Avery*Sunshine pay tribute to Stellar Awards Aretha Franklin Icon Award recipient Tramaine Hawkins for her far-reaching impact on gospel music. Continue reading

7/18/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Dorothy Norwood – Victory Is Mine

Dorothy Norwood is an American gospel singer and songwriter. She began touring with her family at the age of eight, and in 1956, began singing with Mahalia Jackson. Continue reading

6/20/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: Tasha Cobbs Leonard ft. Kierra Sheard – Spirit

Natasha Tameika “Tasha” Cobbs Leonard is a gospel artist. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Cobbs won the Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. She has won 3 Stella Awards and 3 Dove Awards. Continue reading

5/30/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace ft. James Cleveland

 In 1972, Reverend James Cleveland collaborated with Aretha Franklin on her historic Grammy-winning and multi-million-selling album Amazing Grace, which is known as the Greatest Gospel Album of All Time. Recorded live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, California, with his Southern California Community Choir.
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4/4/21 O&A NYC EASTER GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs Leonard – You Know My Name ft. Jimi Cravity

Natasha Tameika  Tasha Cobbs Leonard is a Gospel artist. She released the extended play Grace in 2013 with EMI Gospel.The EP reached No. 61 on the Billboard charts. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Cobbs won the Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. Continue reading

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

2/7/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins – “Amazing Grace”

Tramaine Hawkins in a Rare Performance Live at The Symphony sings Amazing Grace. Continue reading

1/31/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson Documentary

Mahalia Jackson set the standard for gospel music and the Christain lifestyle. The undisputed queen of one of America’s most endearing music art forms born from the songs of sorrow, joy and praise of the African slaves.  Continue reading