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

2/24/21/ O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Milli Jackson – Something You Can Feel (Apollo Theater)

Milli Jackson is a singer, actress and comedian. She is especially known for her raucous “Blue Light” concerts

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2/19/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Luther Vandross – A House Is Not A Home Live

The song was recorded by R&B artist Luther Vandross on his 1981 debut album Never Too Much.His performance of the song at the 1988 NAACP Awards telecast would bring Dionne Warwick to tears. 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

2/16/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Grover Washington – Mister Magic Live

Mister Magic is the fourth album by jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., released in February 1975. The album topped both the soul and jazz albums chart and peaked at number ten on the pop chart. Continue reading

2/15/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Come Back Charleston Blue (1972)

 
Come Back, Charleston Blue is a 1972 comedy film starring Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques, loosely based on Chester Himes‘ novel The Heat’s On. It is a sequel to the 1970 film Cotton Comes to Harlem. Continue reading

2/14/21 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Soundies: Jazz And Jive (1940s)

Soundies were an early form of music video. Developed prior to television, they played on 16mm film projectors that were viewed on small screens like a video jukebox and captured some of the top artists of the day. Continue reading

2/13/21 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Magical Africa Rain Dance

“This was in light of the during the Western Cape drought and I performed the Rain Dance in the middle of the Theewaterskloof Dam, of which is the main reservoir that had dried up.About a week or two after dancing at the reservoir, it started raining in the Western Cape.”Kitty Phetla
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2/13/21 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN FITNESS WITH SIMEON PANDA: Get Big Shoulders- Targeted Routine

Master trainer and physique model Simeon Panda shares his awesome shoulder workout. Continue reading