2/2/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Regina Belle – Baby Come To Me

 

Baby Come to Me is a 1989 R&B/Soul single by Regina Belle. Released on October 2, 1989 on Columbia Records.The song was written by Narada Michael Walden and Jeffrey Cohen and produced by Narada Michael Walden. Continue reading

2/24/22 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Woman, No Cry Live

Bob Marley and The Wailers 1977 Live at the Rainbow Concert is now streaming in full on the late reggae legend’s official YouTube channel.The stream marks the first time the concert has been shown in the exact running order since it took place on June 4th, 1977. The 13 song set includes the classics I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman, No Cry and Jammin. Continue reading

2/25/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Fugees – Vacob

Vocab is by Hip Hop group Fugees.Vocab was issued as the third single from the group’s debut album, Blunted on RealityThe song was co-produced by Pras and Wyclef Jean. Continue reading

2/18/21 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland

Boogie Wonderland is a single by Earth,Wind & Fire with The Emotions, released in April 1979 on  Columbia Records.The song peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.Boogie Wonderland was certified Gold in the USA. Continue reading

2/7/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sade – No Ordinary Love

No Ordinary Love is a song by  Sade from their fourth Love Deluxe. Originally released in late 1992, the song was a modest success in Europe and New Zealand, reaching number five in Italy. Continue reading

2/17/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK TUESDAY: O’Jays- Backstabbers, I Love Music, and For The Love Of Money


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The O’Jays are a R&B and originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The group is from Canton, Ohio and was formed in 1958. The O’Jays had their first chart appearance in 1963 with Lonely Drifter. Continue reading

2/15/18 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come

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A Change Is Gonna Come is a song by Sam Cooke, released on December 22, 1964 by RCA Victor. Though only a modest hit for Cooke in comparison with his previous singles, “A Change Is Gonna Come” became an anthem for the American Civil Rights Movement. The song is widely considered Cooke’s best composition and has been voted among the best songs ever released by various publications. In 2007, the song was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress, with the National Recording Registry deeming the song “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.” Continue reading

2/8/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Prince – When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry by Prince, is the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain.
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2/2/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Continue reading