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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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

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

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

9/10/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Billie Holiday And Her All-Star Band ” Fine And Mellow ” (1957)

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 — July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Continue reading

8/13/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Prince and Beyoncé perform Prince Medley (2004 Grammy Awards)

Beyoncé had a very good Feb. 8, 2004. She won five out of the six Grammy awards for which she’d been nominated, including Best R&B Song with “Crazy In Love” — and she spent five spirited minutes performing with Prince.
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8/6/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bewitched Pilot Episode

In the pilot episode of Bewitched (premiered September 17, 1964) Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) and Darrin (Dick York) get married and it’s time for Sam to let him know her secret… she is a witch! Continue reading

7/23/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Patti LaBelle- Over The Rainbow (2014 Live)

Patti LaBelle sings her iconic version of Over The Rainbow for president Barack Obama live at the White House on March 2014 as part of the Divas of Soul concert. LaBelle first recorded the song for her 1966 album entitled Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Continue reading

(Repost) 7/23/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jamison, Rotardier, and Faison Perform Revelations Excerpts- Hollywood Palace (1968)

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performed two excerpts from his masterwork Revelations on the weekly television variety show The Hollywood Palace (1968). The episode hosted by Diahann Carroll helped give the then fledgling dance company national attention. The cast included Judith Jamison, George Faison and Kelvin Rotardier Continue reading

7/9/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK TUESDAY: A Day at the Races- Lindy Hop Scene (Colorized)

An excerpt from the Marx Bros. comedy A Day at the Races (1937) featuring Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers dancing to All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm performed by Ivie Anderson with the Duke Ellington’s Orchestra. Continue reading