9/10/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY ON THURSDAY: James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party – SNL

On Nov. 5, 1983, James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party wound up becoming one of the most famous sketches of Eddie Murphy‘s time on the show.
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SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: James Brown and Friends – Set Fire To The Soul (1987)

James Brown and Aretha Franklin perform together on stage for the first time. They are joined by Wilson Pickett, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, and Billy Vera who are interviewed with Franklin before the concert. Taped at the Taboo Club, Detroit.
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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

9/5/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jackie Wilson Baby Workout on Shindig 1965


Jackie Wilson was called Mr. Excitement for good reason. With dazzling stage moves and a soaring voice that handled soul, rhythm & blues, rock ‘n roll, standards and more with power, passion & panache, it’s no surprise that generations of artists like Elvis Presley, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Usher and Bruno Mars have cited him as a huge influence. Continue reading

8/24/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: James Brown Dance Class

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, shares a few of the latest dance moves- How many do you know? Continue reading

8/20/19 O&A NYC MUSIC TRIBUTE: James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World (Official Animated Video)

An animated tribute to James Brown‘s 1966 Mega-hit It’s A Man’s World. Continue reading

8/1/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Brown- Please Please Please ( Live at the TAMI Show)

Please, Please, Please was written by James Brown and Johnny Terry and released as a single on Federal Records in 1956, it charted #6 R&B. It was the group’s debut recording and first chart hit, and became their signature song.
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11/4/18 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

8/22/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Eddie Murphy- James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party


James Brown (Eddie Murphy) sings about a hot tub in this classic SNL sketch from 1983 (season 9). Murphy captures Brown’s soul style before disrobing and getting into the water. Continue reading

9/24/17 O&A NYC COMEDY- THE SUNDAY MORNING FUNNIES: Eddie Murphy- James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party

James Brown (Eddie Murphy) sings about a hot tub in this classic SNL sketch from 1983 (season 9). Murphy captures Brown’s soul style before disrobing and getting into the water. Continue reading