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

GOSPEL SUNDAYSister Rosetta Tharpe

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.
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5/10/20 O&A NYC MOTHER’S DAY GOSPEL SUNDAY: I Remember Mama

GOSPEL SUNDAY04-ShirleyCaesarAtProspectPark_V1_460x285Shirley 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.
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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.
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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