2/19/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Luther Vandross – A House Is Not A Home Live

The song was recorded by R&B artist Luther Vandross on his 1981 debut album Never Too Much.His performance of the song at the 1988 NAACP Awards telecast would bring Dionne Warwick to tears. Continue reading

2/4/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY BLACK HISTORY MONTH: George Benson – Give Me The Night

Give Me the Night is a song recorded by Jazz and R&B musician George Benson, which he released from his 1980 studio album of same title. It was written and composed by Heatwave’s keyboard player Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones. Continue reading

2/1/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: SZA – Hit Different x Good Days

Hit Different is a single by Pop-Acoustic Vocals R&B artist SZA. It is expected to serve as the lead single to her upcoming second studio album. The song features guest vocals artist Ty Dolla Sign. Both singers co-wrote the song with Rob Bisel along with its producers, Neptunes. Continue reading

1/5/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Jennifer Lewis- Georgia, let’s flip the Senate!

Jennifer Lewis the mother of Black Hollywood share some mother wit- Georgia, let’s flip the Senate! Continue reading

12/21/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The Weeknd – Faith ‘Live Performance’

Faith is by The Weeknd from his fourth studio album After Hours. The track was teased multiple times throughout the pre-release promotional material for the album, with the song’s intro first being shown on February 13, 2020.
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12/15/20 O&A NYC HOLIDAY DIVA ALERT: A Maya Angelou Christmas With Ashford & Simpson (2005)

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12/3/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Ike & Tina Turner- Proud Mary (1971)

The song Proud Mary was written by John Fogerty of American roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song is about an old steamboat on the Mississippi River — typically “down home” lyrics like so many songs by CCR. Over the years the song has been covered by various artists. Continue reading

10/13/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Miguel – Funeral

Miguel Jontel Pimentel is a songwriter, producer and actor. Raised in San Pedro, California he began pursuing a music career at age thirteen. After signing to Jive Records in 2007, Miguel released his debut studio album All I Want Is You, in November 2010. Continue reading

10/12/20 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT!: Knight, Labelle and Warwick- Sisters In The Name Of Love (1986)

R&B divas Gladys Knight, Pattie LaBelle, and Dionne Warwick share an evening of music and girl talk in this 1986 television special.  Continue reading