5/13/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Wilson Pickett – Land of a Thousand Dances

The late Wilson Pickett recorded his cover of “1000 Dances” at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. “Wicked Pickett” was backed by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and the Memphis Horns. Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Keri Hilson ft. Kanye West, Ne-Yo – Knock You Down

Knock You Down is by R&B artist Keri Hilson, recorded for her debut album, In a Perfect World. The song features Ne-Yo and Kanye West. All three artists co-wrote the song with its producer Nate Danja Hills, as well as Kevin Cossom and Marcella Aracia. Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Temptations- Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972)



Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone is a song performed by Motown recording act The Undisputed Truth. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, and released as a single in May 1972. Later in 1972, Whitfield took Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone and remade it as a 12-minute track for the Temptations. Continue reading

4/8/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) is the 1965 Four Tops classic hit.
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4/6/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Temptations Perform My Girl at David Ruffin’s Funeral

 The Temptations sing My Girl at David Ruffin’s Funeral on June 10,1991 in Detroit Michigan. Members Ali-Ollie Woodson, Richard Street, Damon Harris, Dennis Edwards, Otis Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Ricky Owens performed the Tempation’s classic. A little know fact former Motown superstar Michael Jackson paid for the funeral. Continue reading

3/18/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chris Brown – Say Goodbye

Say Goodbye by R&B artist Chris Brown.Released on August 8, 2006, from his self titled debut album, the song is also featured in the movie Step Up. It became Chris Brown’s third top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number ten on October 31, 2006 and the second single of his career to top the R&B charts. Continue reading

3/11/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Toni Braxton – Just Be A Man About It

Toni Michele Braxton born October 7, 1967, R&B artist, songwriter, pianist, actress, and television personality. She has sold over 70 million records worldwide as of 2020, including 41 million albums, and is one of the highest-selling female R&B artists in history.  Continue reading

3/9/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: SZA – Good Days

Good Days is by SZA featuring additional vocals by Jacob Collier. It was released on December 25, 2020, through Top Dawg and RCA and is expected to appear on her upcoming second studio album.The song was written and produced by SZA, Jacob Collier, Carlos Munoz, Carter Lang and Christopher Ruelas and mixed by Shawn Everett. Continue reading

3/5/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open

Leave the Door Open is the debut single by the band Silk Sonic, consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak. It was released on March 5, 2021, alongside the track “Intro” from the band’s upcoming debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic. Continue reading