(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

5/20/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat (1941)- Racially Banned Cartoon

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

5/20/20 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Vado – Politics Feat. Dave East

Dave East is a Hip Hop artist and actor from Harlem,NewYork. Dave East started rapping in 2010 and sold drugs throughout Harlem to support himself and his music, releasing over six mixtapes.He gained attention in 2014 from his eighth mixtape, Black Rose Continue reading

5/14/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Janet Jackson – Alright featuring Cyd Charisse, The Nicholas Brother and Cab Calloway

The music video for Alright, filmed in February 1990, was styled to resemble a 1930s and 1950s musical, featured Cyd Charisse, The Nicholas Brother and Cab Calloway in one of his last on-screen appearances. Continue reading

5/10/20 O&A NYC MOTHER’S DAY SONG OF THE DAY: The Intruders- I’ll Always Love My Mama (1973)

A Mother’s Day Song of the Day featuring The Intruders classic I’ll Always Love My Mama (1973) performed on Soul Train.
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5/7/20 THROWBACK THURSDAY: Spiral Staircase- More Today Than Yesterday

Spiral Staircase is best known for their 1969 Top 10 hit single (One Hit Wonder) More Today Than Yesterday. Pat Upton is the band’s songwriter and lead singer who died July 27, 2016 at age 75. Continue reading

5/2/20 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Davido – D & G ft. Summer Walker

A Good Time is Davido second studio album. It was released on November 22, 2019, through Davido Music Worldwide, RCA Records and Sony Music.The album features guest appearances from Chris Brown, Summer Walker, Gunna, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Dremo, Peruzzi, Popcaan, Zlatan, Yonda, Wurld and Naira Marley. Continue reading

4/29/20 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Dub Aura – New Ways

Dub Aura is storming through the clouds of being an uprising Hip Hop artist. Directed by Oni-Honesty and produced by Automatik Beatz. Look out for Dub Aura. Continue reading

4/26/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price, Fantasia, Tyrese & More Take Us to Church With “I Smile”

Kirk Franklin brings out Kelly Price, Fantasia, Jonathan McReynolds, Tyrese, Le’Andria Johnson, and Melvin Crispell III to kick off the “Saving Our Selves: BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” special. Continue reading

4/24/20 O&A NYC WITH SONG OF THE DAY: Black Coffee & David Guetta – Drive feat. Delilah Montagu

Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo who stage name is Black Coffee is a well renowned South African DJ, music producer, singer and songwriter. Black Coffee became prominent after participating in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. In September 2015, he won the Breakthrough DJ of the Year award. Continue reading