2/26/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The Weeknd, Madonna, Playboi Carti – Popular

Popular is by The Weeknd, Playboy Carti and Madonna. It was released on June 2, 2023, through XO and Republic Records, originally serving as the second single from The Idol Vol.1the now scrapped soundtrack album to the Weeknd’s HBO’s television series,The Idol. Continue reading

2/22/24 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: If Lovin You Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right

Luther Thomas Ingram was R&B and Soul artist. His most successful record,If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right, reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Chart and No. 3 on the Hot 100 in 1972. Continue reading

2/18/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Carrie Underwood – Great Is Thy Faithfulness ft. CeCe Winans

Listen to this beautiful rendition of the popular hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness performed by Carrie Underwood and CeCe Winans. It will give you chills! Continue reading

2/17/24 SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Nina Simone Live in Holland ’65 & England ’68


Our O&A NYC Saturday Morning Jazz Concert features the legendary the jazz pianist/vocalist Nina Simone. It was filmed in Holland for the VARA television Dutch television,  Dec. 25, 1965, and in England for the ITN television program, Sound of Soul, Sept. 14, 1968.  Continue reading

2/17/24 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Flavour – Big Baller

Nigerian highlife artist Flavour has released his much-anticipated single Big Baller.Big Baller is the lead single on the Flavour’s upcoming album, African Royalty. Continue reading

2/15/24 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Stylistics – You Make Me Feel Brand New (Soul Train)

In 1966, The Stylistics was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by combining local high school rivel singing groups, The Percussions and The Monarchs. When members from each of the groups answered the then United States draft call and higher education endeavors after graduation, the remaining members under the guidance of English teacher, Beverly Hamilton joined forces and officially created the name The Stylistics. Continue reading

2/13/24 O&A NYC VALENTINE’S SONG OF THE DAY: Bob Marley – No Woman, No Cry (Official Video)

One of Bob Marley’s most enduring songs, “No Woman No Cry” is a call to a woman in his life to be positive and not to worry about the bad times originally from the 1974 album Natty Dread.   Continue reading

2/12/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Usher – Nice and Slow

Nice and Slow is by R&B artist Usher’s second album, My Way. Released on January 6, 1998 by LeFace and Arista, the song became Usher’s first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.The song was written by Usher, Brian Casey of the R&B group Jagged Edge, Manuel Seal Jr. and Jermaine Dupri. Continue reading