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

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

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

12/23/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Tracy Morgan “Call Simone” (parody on Erykah Badu’s Call Tyrone)

Comedian Tracy Morgan in his 2010 Comedy Central Special where he shares a parody of Erykah Badu‘s song Call Tyrone. Continue reading

12/15/20 O&A NYC HOLIDAY DIVA ALERT: A Maya Angelou Christmas With Ashford & Simpson (2005)

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11/13/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: CARMEN and GEOFFREY

CARMEN and GEOFFREY, an intimate documentary, which was awarded Best Film at Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2009, follows the astonishing five-decade marriage and careers of two legends of the stage: Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder

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6/16/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Maya Angelou- We Wear The Mask

Back in 1988, Maya Angelou described to a predominantly white crowd in Salado, Texas, how a maid’s smile inspired one of her most enduring poems. She says she wrote it to honor a maid she once watched ride the bus in New York City. Continue reading

6/4/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Come Back, Barack (2017) – SNL

Come Back, Barack reliving the 90’s R&B Boy Band, starring De-Von-Tré featuring Chance the Rapper, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd. The video wishes President Barack Obama would come back. [Season 43, 2017]
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9/1/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Cheeto Christ Stupid Czar A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Randy Rainbow brings us another song parody with this Sunday morning tribute to Donald Trump- The Chosen One with his rendition of Cheeto Christ Stupid Czar.

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7/14/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Sammy Davis Jr – Mr. Bojangles (Live in Germany 1985)

Mr. Bojangles, is a song written and originally recorded by American country music artist Jerry Jeff Walker for his 1968 album of the same title.  The song, however, is most widely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. who made the song part of his stage shows and live television performances for nearly two decades. Continue reading