Gospel Sunday

2/11/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Ryan Toby “Oh Happy Day” Sister Act 2

Ryan Toby “Oh Happy Day” in Sister Act 2 opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Lauren Hill. Good times and good memories. Continue reading

1/28/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir – More Than Anything (Live)

Music video by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir performing More Than Anything (Live).  Continue reading

1/7/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Nicole C Mullen- Redeemer- Live At The 32nd Dove Awards)

Michael W Smith introduces Nicole C Mullen and The Nashville Super Choir  in their rendition of Redeemer live from the 2001 GMA Dove Awards. Continue reading

12/31/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Now behold the Lamb

Now behold the Lamb,  is the most published song in hymnal collections, appearing first in the album Kirk Franklin and the Family Christmas (1995). Continue reading

11/18/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tye Tribbett – Only One Night Tho

Grammy-winning gospel artist Tye Tribbett gets the crowed fired up with a live performance of his song Only One Night Tho. Continue reading

11/5/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Marvin Sapp – Never Would Have Made It

Never Would Have Made It is a single by Marvin Sapp from his seventh studio album Thirsty. Marvin Sapp wrote this song as a tribute after the death of his father, Henry Lewis Sapp Jr. He testifies that it was created by divine inspiration the Sunday after his father’s burial. Continue reading

10/22/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Jester Hairston- Amen- Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir (1994)

This is an excerpt from Jester Hairston’s appearance in 1994 with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, now called the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Here is gets part way through Amen when he realizes it is too high. He is 93 years old in this appearance. Continue reading

10/22/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Bobbi Storm – We Can’t Forget Him

  Bobbi Storm is a triple threat! She is a singer, dancer and writer. Best known for her wide range of vocal abilities, to her captivating stage presence; Bobbi has been making her name across the globe as a highly demanded and recommended performer. Storm has recently signed a production… Continue reading

9/17/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Alan Jackson – The Old Rugged Cross (Live)

Alan Eugene Jackson, an American country music singer, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 14 studio albums, three Greatest Hits albums, two Christmas albums, one Gospel album and several compilations, all on the Arista Nashville label.  The Old… Continue reading

9/3/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Travis Greene ft. Anthony Hamilton – Oil and Water

Multi-Grammy Award nominee Travis Greene’s new studio album, and particularly on its title track with Anthony Hamilton, Greene celebrates the transition, made possible through salvation, from an old way of living to a new and fuller life. That and the metaphors of Oil and Water—two elements united in the act… Continue reading

8/27/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL MORNING FUNNIES: New Born Christians Be Like ( FUNNY Christian Comedy Skit )

When many people first come to Christ they have that NO FEAR attitude because they are on fire for Jesus. Continue reading

8/27/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY : Erica Campbell – Positive

Erica Monique Campbell is a Gospel artist. Specializing in the urban contemporary gospel and contemporary r&b genres, she started her music career in 1998 with her younger sister, Tina Campbell as part of the group Mary Mary. Continue reading

8/20/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY SCHOOL: The Untold Story of the Queen of Sheba

This is the untold story of the Queen of Sheba, a woman of remarkable strength and influence, with intriguing secrets from the Bible revealed. This is the legacy of a powerful queen who embarked on a journey of wisdom, love, and cultural exchange. Continue reading

8/13/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Delta Rhythm Boys – Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho performed by the Delta Rhythm Boys resemble many other spirituals who dual propose. The song  alluded to eventual escape from slavery – in the case of this song, “And the walls came tumblin’ down. The lyrics refer to the old testament verses Joshua 6:15-21, which tells the story of… Continue reading

6/18/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins – Praise The Name of Jesus

Tramaine Hawkins sings Praise The Name of Jesus from the Tramaine Live Album (1990) Continue reading

6/11/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Ricky Dillard – All Of My Help (Live Performance)

Ricky Rydell Dillard is a gospel artist. He started his music career in 1987, as a Chicago House musician. His first Christian music album was Promise, by Muscle Shoals Records. Continue reading

5/14/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Shirley Caesar – Everyday is like Mothers Day

Happy Mother’s Day song by Shirley Caesar, one of gospel’s greatest matriarchs.   Continue reading

1/14/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: CeCe Winans – Goodness of God

The song was notably covered by CeCe Winans, who released her version of the song on her live album, Believe For It (2021). CeCe Winans recording peaked at No. 6 on the Hot Christian Songs chart and No. 3 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart.CeCe Winans rendition of “Goodness of… Continue reading

4/23/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kirk Franklin – I Smile

Kirk Dewayne Franklin  is a songwriter, choir director and a gospel artist.He is best known for leading urban contemporary gospel ensembles such as The Family, God’s Property and One Nations Crew. He has won numerous awards, including 19 Grammys. Continue reading

3/19/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Whitney Houston- I Love The Lord- Acapella Version From The Preacher’s Wife

Like The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale before it, The Preacher’s Wife is a soundtrack that also functions as a Whitney Houston album, but that’s where the similarity ends. Continue reading

3/19/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SERMON: The Last Sunday Sermon of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is the last Sunday sermon of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. He delivered his final Sunday sermon on March 31, 1968, from the Canterbury Pulpit at The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington, commonly known as Washington National Cathedral,… Continue reading

2/5/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams – This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass, a song written by Yolanda Adams, was released as the last single from her 2005 album Day by Day.   Continue reading

1/29/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Something Has To Break- Kierra Sheard and Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Gospel singer and songwriter Kierra Sheard has a new song titled ‘Something Has To Break‘, accompanied by a video where she featured fellow singer Tasha Cobbs. Continue reading

1/22/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Darrell Winn- There Is a Balm in Gilead 

Darrell Winn singing There Is a Balm in Gilead at Family Worship Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Reverend Jimmy Swaggart arranged this beautiful rendition. Continue reading

1/8/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams- Never Give Up

Yolanda Adams sings Never Give Up at the White House during the Salute to Gospel Music in 2002. Continue reading

12/18/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tamela Mann – Finished

Tamela Jean Mann is a Gospel artist, songwriter and actress. Tamela Mann began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. Continue reading

11/27/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: CeCe Winans: Believe For It- A Live Worship Experience

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans, has cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Continue reading

11/25/22 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (1960),

Alvin Ailey’s masterwork Revelations (1960), one of the most recognizable modern dance works, remains a powerful testament to the human spirit. This cast includes Marilyn Banks, April Berry, Kevin Brown, Gary DeLoatch, Ralph Glenmore, Deborah Manning, Renee Robinson and Dudley Williams.  Continue reading

11/30/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: My Redeemer Lives- Nicole C. Mullen 

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10/30/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Cece Winans – I’ve Got Joy (Lyric Video)

I’ve Got Joy is by Gospel artist Cece Winans which was released on May 13, 2022, as the third single from her first live album, Believe For It. The song was written by Kyle Lee and Phil Wickham. I’ve Got Joy was nominated for the GMA Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song Of… Continue reading

10/24/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Kirk Franklin, Maverick City Music – Bless Me (Live Performance)

Kirk Franklin shares the live video performance of Bless Me with Maverick City Music. The performance was recorded live from Vevo Studio. The track is from their collaborative project titled Kingdom Book. Continue reading

10/23/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Because Of Who You Are- Vicki Yohe

Vicki Yohe is a gospel singer, songwriter, and worship leader. She was born in Noormal, Illinois and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota.  She sang her first solo at the age of five. Her family moved to Hammond, Louisiana when she was 14. At age 19, she accepted the position of music director at a… Continue reading

11/16/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Old Landmark Featuring James Brown From The Blues Brothers 

James Brown, The Godfather Of Soul, leads his flock through a spirited version of The Old Landmark( look for an angelic Chaka Khan is the choir).  Continue reading

9/25/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Nia Allen- Wait

Nia Allen is a #1 Billboard artist garnering top success with her inspirational hit song “Wait”.He music has been described as the sound of pure, passionate worship. Nia is one of this generation’s fresh talents leading the way in inspirational music. Having a universal appeal, her music is honest, uplifting… Continue reading

3/20/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: H.E.R,Tauren Wells – Hold Us Together

Tauren Gabriel Wells is an American Christian Pop Rock and R&B artist and a worship leader at Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas.  He is the former frontman for the American Christian pop rock band Royal Tailor, which produced two albums over a five year career, garnering two Grammy nominations and a New… Continue reading

2/27/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Bobby McFerrin- 23rd Psalm

Bobby McFerrin‘s haunting rendition of the 23rd Psalm featuring SLIXS & Friends, live in Gdansk, Poland at the Solidarity of Arts Festival, 17 August 2013. Continue reading

2/6/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: CeCe Winans – Believe For It “Live”

The award-winning trailblazer delivers two new cuts on the upcoming album No Greater and the title track Believe For It which is now available worldwide. The single was penned by the collaborative efforts of Mitch Wong, Kyle Lee, Dwan Hill and CeCe Winans. Continue reading

1/16/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams & Le’Andria Johnson- The Battle Is The Lord’s

Le’Andria Johnson joins gospel superstar Yolanda Adams for a powerful performance of The Battle Is The Lord’s at the 2020 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Continue reading

1/9/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kirk Franklin- Love Theory

On July 10th Gospel music veteran Kirk Franklin was surprised with a Gold plaque certification for his Best Gospel Song award-winning single “Love Theory.”  The song was the lead single from Franklin’s 12th studio album Long, Live, Love. Continue reading

11/14/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins – Changed

Gospel icon Tramaine Hawkins sings one of her signature songs Changed. Continue reading

11/7/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Darrell Winn – There Is A Balm In Gilead

Darrell Winn singing There Is a Balm in Gilead at Family Worship Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Reverend Jimmy Swaggart arranged this beautiful rendition. Continue reading

8/8/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins Honored at 2021 Stellar Awards by Yolanda Adams and Tamela Mann

Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann and Avery*Sunshine pay tribute to Stellar Awards Aretha Franklin Icon Award recipient Tramaine Hawkins for her far-reaching impact on gospel music. Continue reading

7/18/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Dorothy Norwood – Victory Is Mine

Dorothy Norwood is an American gospel singer and songwriter. She began touring with her family at the age of eight, and in 1956, began singing with Mahalia Jackson. Continue reading

6/20/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: Tasha Cobbs Leonard ft. Kierra Sheard – Spirit

Natasha Tameika “Tasha” Cobbs Leonard is a gospel artist. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Cobbs won the Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. She has won 3 Stella Awards and 3 Dove Awards. Continue reading

5/30/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace ft. James Cleveland

 In 1972, Reverend James Cleveland collaborated with Aretha Franklin on her historic Grammy-winning and multi-million-selling album Amazing Grace, which is known as the Greatest Gospel Album of All Time. Recorded live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, California, with his Southern California Community Choir. Continue reading

4/4/21 O&A NYC EASTER GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs Leonard – You Know My Name ft. Jimi Cravity

Natasha Tameika  Tasha Cobbs Leonard is a Gospel artist. She released the extended play Grace in 2013 with EMI Gospel.The EP reached No. 61 on the Billboard charts. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Cobbs won the Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. Continue reading

2/25/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Caravans /The Soul Stirrers- TV Gospel Time (1962) 

Sample episode featuring Shady Grove Choir, The Caravans and Paul Foster of The Soul Stirrers. (Courtesy of Reelblack.) Continue reading

5/8/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins – “Amazing Grace”

Tramaine Hawkins in a Rare Performance Live at The Symphony sings Amazing Grace. Continue reading

1/31/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson Documentary

Mahalia Jackson set the standard for gospel music and the Christain lifestyle. The undisputed queen of one of America’s most endearing music art forms born from the songs of sorrow, joy and praise of the African slaves.  Continue reading

12/25/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tasha Cobbs – O Come All Ye Faithful

Merry Christmas  from O&A NYC Magazine Continue reading

12/6/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kurt Carr – In the Sanctuary

Kurt Carr performs In The Sanctuary live. Continue reading

11/1/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Rance Allen Group – Something About The Name Jesus

Rance Allen sings “Something About The Name Of Jesus” at Cornerstone Church Toledo. Song written by The Rance Allen Group and Kirk Franklin. Continue reading

10/11/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Aretha Franklin – Never Gonna Break My Faith (Official Video) ft. The Boys Choir of Harlem

  Aretha Franklin – Never Gonna Break My Faith ft. The Boys Choir of Harlem Continue reading

9/27/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson Down By The Riverside

Down by the Riverside (also known as “Ain’t Gonna Study War No More” and “Gonna lay down my burden”) is a Negro spiritual. Its roots date back to before the American Civil War.   Continue reading

8/23/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson- Lord Don’t Move The Mountain

Mahalia Jackson co-wrote Lord Don’t Move The Mountain with her close friend Doris Akers in 1958.  Continue reading

8/12/20 O&A NYC WaleStylez HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Lecrae- Deep End

Lecrae Devaughn Moore born October 9, 1979, mononymously known as Lecrae, is a  Christian Hip Hop recording artist, songwriter, music executive and actor.  Continue reading

8/10/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Lecrae ft. John Legend-Drown

Lecrae Devaughn Moore known as Lecrae, is a Christian Hip Hop artist, songwriter and actor. He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent record label Reach Records. Continue reading

8/9/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING- MUSIC: Soul Deep 2 Presents Sam Cooke and the Gospel Highway (2005)

Gospel singer Sam Cooke changed pop music forever and set the standard for every artist that followed him. Continue reading

(Repost) 3/28/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Hezekiah Walker- Every Praise

Every Praise has become a gospel anthem. The video was filmed flash-mob style at Birmingham’s Five Points South fountain, Hezekiah Walker and his friends make a joyful noise in Southside Birmingham.  Continue reading

8/2/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs – Fill Me Up / Overflow (Live)

Tasha Cobbs performs the live the medley Fill Me Up / Overflow from the 2015 album One Place Live. Continue reading

6/28/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Todd Dulaney Sings Psalms 18 (Live at World Harvest)

It’s important to me to do more than just sing,” Todd Dulaney said. “This whole thing that we’re doing right now, recording in Africa, It’s a movement. It’s more than just singing music. Continue reading

6/21/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Goin’ Up Yonder Virtual Choir

Deborah Joy Winans, Erica Campbell, Keith David and more join gospel legend Tramaine Hawkins for a special rendition of the gospel classic, Goin’ Up Yonder. Continue reading

6/7/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Hezekiah Walker- Every Praise Performed During George Floyd Funeral

Hezekiah Walker and his choir perform his gospel anthem Every Praise live at George Floyd Minneapolis Funeral. Continue reading

5/31/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Don’t Cry- CeCe Winan (Live)

Don’t Cry For Me is a song written by Keith Thomas and Benjamin Winans and is performed by Priscilla “CeCe” Marie Winans.  Continue reading

(Repost) 5/24/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Didn’t It Rain-Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Gospel Music’s First Crossover Artist)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, is a pioneer of twentieth-century music. Tharpe attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings that were a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic/early rock accompaniment.  She became gospel music’s first crossover artist and its first great recording star. Continue reading

  5/17/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins Performs Coming Home and Going Up Yonder- Albertina Walker Memorial Concert

Tremaine Hawkins honors Dr. Albertina Walker by singing Coming Home and Going Up Yonder the Queen’s memorial service on Oct. 14, 2010. Continue reading

5/9/21 O&A NYC MOTHER’S DAY GOSPEL SUNDAY: I Remember Mama

Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar is considered the First Lady of Gospel Music. The singer, songwriter and recording artist career has spanned over six decades. Caesar is a multi-award winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards to her credit.  Continue reading

4/26/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price, Fantasia, Tyrese & More Take Us to Church With “I Smile”

Kirk Franklin brings out Kelly Price, Fantasia, Jonathan McReynolds, Tyrese, Le’Andria Johnson, and Melvin Crispell III to kick off the “Saving Our Selves: BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” special. Continue reading

4/19/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Clark Sisters – Blessed & Highly Favored

Blessed & Highly Favored won the Grammy award for Best Gospel Performance, and as songwriter of Blessed & Highly Favored, songwriter Karen Clark Sheard won the individual award for Best Gospel Song. This video is from the the 2008 GMA Dove Awards Telecast. Continue reading

4/5/20 O&A NYC DANCE OF THE VILLAGE ELDERS: Dance Class First Movement: The Beginning- Gospel Stretch and Breathe

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4/5/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers – Stranger (Breanda Waters Soloist)

Stranger featuring Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers with soloist Brenda Waters tell of a stranger who has come to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Continue reading

3/22/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Alvin Ailey’s Cry With Yolanda Adams and Jacqueline Green (Black Girls Rock 2018)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer and Baltimore School for the Arts alumna Jacqueline Green ’07 performs Ailey’s iconic solo Cry (1972).  Continue reading

3/15/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson- Great Gettin Up Morning

Great Gettin‘ Up Morning, an album by Mahalia Jackson. Released in 1959 on Columbia Records. Continue reading

3/8/20 O&A NYC O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Caravans- Oh Mary Don’t You Weep ( Caravans Reunion- 1988 Stellar Awards)

The Caravans reunion featuring  Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Delores Washington with James Cleveland perform Oh Mary Don’t You  Weep at the 1988 Stellar Awards. Continue reading

3/1/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs Leonard – You Know My Name ft. Jimi Cravity

Natasha Tameika “Tasha” Cobbs Leonard, a gospel musician and songwriter, won the 2014 Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and a 2015 Dove Award. Continue reading

11/7/21 O&A NYC MORE GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mourner’s Bench- Talley Beatty Choreographer

Talley Beatty choreographed and performed Mourner’s Bench in 1947. It represents the anguish and loss for former slaves, now free men, killed during the Reconstruction Era at the beginning of the rise of the Klu Klux Klan. Beatty explained to me, “People were murdered by the Klan and at daybreak their relatives… Continue reading

2/23/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir- Psalm 34 (Live)

Music video of a live performance by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir performing Psalm 34 (2018) Continue reading

2/9/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome

The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome, arranged by Wendell P. Whalum at the 2009 Candle on the Bluff Awards. Continue reading

1/19/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson- Precious Lord Take My Hand

Precious Lord, Take My Hand was Martin Luther King Jr.’s favorite song, and he often invited gospel singer Mahalia Jackson to sing it at civil rights rallies to inspire crowds; at his request she sang it at his funeral in April 1968. Continue reading

12/12/23 SONG OF THE DAY- DIVA ALERT: Patti LaBelle – O Holy Night

The one and only Patti Labelle sings Oh Holy Night.  Continue reading

(Repost)2/13/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Total Praise – Richard Smallwood

Richard Smallwood wrote the gospel classic Total Praise during a dark time in his life. He was a caretaker for two people, one with Alzheimers and one with cancer. He originally sat down to write a “Woe is me” song , but this kept coming out instead. It’s what he called… Continue reading

11/24/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins Sings Changed At Donnie McClurkin’s 60th Birthday Celebration!

During the culmination of Pastor Donnie McClurkin’s 60th Birthday all Star Tribute Concert, and Celebration; Pastor McClurkin began singing “Changed”, in homage to the legendary Tramaine Hawkins. This lead to a mic toss of epic proportion, featuring Lady Tramaine Hawkins, Pastor Marvin L Winans, Erica Campbell, and Kierra Sheard! Continue reading

10/27/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs Leonard – You Know My Name (Official Live)

Natasha Tameika “Tasha” Cobbs Leonard, a gospel musician and songwriter, won the 2014 Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and a 2015 Dove Award. Continue reading

10/13/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: David G – Yahweh

David G is here with another powerful and inspirational song from His album Pentecostal Power. He called this single Yahweh. This song, which is originally credited to Ghanaian gospel music singer Kofi Karikari.  Continue reading

9/29/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kanye West Sunday Service- Chicago (Full Stream)

On September 8th Kanye West and his infamous Sunday Service choir and crew turned to perform in Kanye’s hometown Chicago (Chi-Town), and they had many odds against them in terms of being able to deliver one “Hell” of a performance due to harsh weather. Continue reading

9/28/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985)

Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985) a star studded celebration of the 50th anniversary and re-opening of The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Proceeds from the concert went to the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund. The program received a 1985 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Program. Continue reading

(Repost) 5/28/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Anita Wilson- More Than Anything

Anita M. Wilson was raised in East St. Louis. After a 10 year career as a backup singer for contemporary gospel songwriter/producer Donald Lawrence, Wilson recorded her first solo album, Worship Soul in 2012. Continue reading

GOSPEL SUNDAY: Aretha Franklin- Amazing Grace

Aretha Franklin recorded Amazing Grace in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptish Church in Los Angeles. The Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir accompanied Franklin. This never-before-seen footage of Franklin’s legendary live-gospel-album recording is a profoundly moving and deeply soulful performance that transcends time. Continue reading

7/14/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY GOSPEL: Kirk Franklin – Love Theory

Twelve-time GRAMMY® winning artist, songwriter and producer, Kirk Franklin, released his new single, Love Theory. With an up-tempo R&B melody and classic Kirk Franklin lyrics, Love Theory will have listeners feeling inspired and wanting to hit the dance floor. Continue reading

7/7/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs Leonard – You Know My Name ft. Jimi Cravity

Natasha Tameika “Tasha” Cobbs Leonard, a gospel musician and songwriter, won the 2014 Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and a 2015 Dove Award. Continue reading

6/30/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Anita Wilson- More Than Anything

Anita M. Wilson was born on June 19, 1976,[1] and also raised in East St. Louis. After a 10 year career as a backup singer for contemporary gospel songwriter/producer Donald Lawrence, Wilson recorded her first solo album, Worship Soul in 2012. Continue reading

6/2/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: It’s In The Room- Shana Wilson-Williams (Live)

Shana Wilson-Williams born and raised in Detroit MI the youngest daughter of Bishop Samuel and Lady J Wilson founders/pastors of Community Christian Fellowship church. She serves as worship leader, and Music Ministry Coordinator. Shana is a worshipper who’s known for her giftedness in Songwriting and her ability to lead people into the presence… Continue reading

4/28/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Hezekiah Walker- Every Praise

In Every Praise, filmed flash-mob style at Birmingham’s Five Points South fountain, Hezekiah Walker and his friends make a joyful noise in Southside.  Continue reading

4/21/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Kanye West – Sunday Service

Kanye West will lead the choir group The Samples alongside Tony Williams and Ant Clemons on April 21,2019 for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.  Continue reading

4/21/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Revelations- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations uses African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. More than just a popular dance work, it has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans. Continue reading

4/7/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tonéx Make Me Over ”canta muito”

Make Me Over by Tonéx from his 2004 album Out The Box.  This was his first live album and third major release. It was recorded Live on September 19, 2003 at The San Diego Civic Theater. Out the Box is Certified Platinum selling well over 980,000 copies. Continue reading

4/7/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: April 7 through April 14, 2019

Its beginning to feel a lot like springtime, and New Yorkers are out and about!  And this week we have a new film about the Queen of Soul and a Fosse muse on Broadway. America’s mother of modern dance turns 93 in Chelsea and Arthur Mitchell’s dream turns 50. Here are… Continue reading

3/31/19 O&A NYC FILM/PREVIEW: Amazing Grace- Aretha Franklin

The new documentary about the “Queen of Soul” features never-aired footage of Franklin recording her legendary gospel album that’s been hidden for half a century. Continue reading

3/24/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Anita Wilson – More Than Anything

Anita Wilson performs More Than Anything from her 2017 album Sunday Song.  Continue reading

3/10/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams- This Too Shall Pass

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 Continue reading

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