1/19/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE / LOVE UNLIMITED

Love Unlimited was a female vocal trio that provided backing vocals for R&B artist Barry White on his albums and concert tours. They also found success with their own recordings. Continue reading

1/12/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Vanessa Williams – Dreamin

In 1988, actress and R&B artist Vanessa Williams recorded the song Dreamin and released it as the third single from her debut studio album, The Right Stuff.On the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, Dreamin peaked at number eight. Continue reading

1/5/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lionel Richie – Hello

Hello is by R&B artist Lionel Richie.Taken as the third single from his second solo album,Can’t Slow Down the song was released in 1984 and reached number one on three Billboard music charts: the pop chart for two weeks, the R&B charts for three weeks. Continue reading

1/2/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Jamie Foxx – DJ Play A Love Song ft. Twista

DJ Play a Love Song  by R&B artist Jamie Foxx. It was written by Sean Garrrett, Jamal Jones and Jason Perry for his second album, Unpredictable, while production was helmed by Garrett and Jones under his production moniker Polow Da Don. The song features additional vocals by rapper Twista. Continue reading

12/26/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Behani ft. Ne-Yo – Real Man

Behani is an R&B artist who is Italian and Persian, proves that R&B star Ne-Yo isn’t the only one with a stellar showing.Having a super producer like Scott Storch on the music helps the uptempo track push the message of what a man can do to be a real one.Behani enlists Ne-Yo for new single Real Man. Continue reading

12/16/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Anthony Hamilton ft. Rick Ross – Real Love

Rick Ross is known for delivering some of R&B’s best rap features, and he’s at it again on a track from Anthony Hamilton’s latest album.As the North Carolina born singer continues promoting his 2021 LP Love Is The New Black, he’s released a new visual for the Rozay-assisted cut, Real Love. Continue reading

12/12/22 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT- HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIONNE! : Dionne Warwick – That’s What Friends Are For

 

Dionne Warwick, the six time grammy award winner, music icon and Whitney Houston‘s cousin celebrates her 82 birthday today. Happy birthday Dionne! Continue reading

12/12/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: SZA – Nobody Gets Me

SZA has released a brand new music video for Nobody Gets Me.Track 14 is a moody number and tells the story of SZA reflecting on a past lover.The visual is simple and essentially shows her crooning on the top of a building somewhere in New York City as she rocks baggy jeans, a graphic tee, a trucker hat that bears an upside-down smiley face and a New York Jets leather jacket. Continue reading

12/7/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY:   The Jackson 5 On Hollywood Palace (1969)- First National Appearance

The Jackson 5 appear on Hollywood Palace Special for their first national TV appearance, performing with Diana Ross and Sammy Davis Jr., Oct 18, 1969. Continue reading

10/21/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Monica Ft. Ty Dolla $ign

Friends by R&B artist Monica. It was produced by Tasha Catour for Monica’s upcoming ninth studio album and features guest vocals by Hip Hop artist Ty Dolla Sign. The song was released as the album’s fourth single on July 15, 2022. Continue reading