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

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2/25/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Fugees – Vacob

Vocab is by Hip Hop group Fugees.Vocab was issued as the third single from the group’s debut album, Blunted on RealityThe song was co-produced by Pras and Wyclef Jean. 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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2/24/21 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: DMX – Where The Hood At?

Where The Hood At? is by Hip Hop artist DMX, released as the second single from his fifth studio album Grand Champ.The anthemic lead single, Where the Hood At,is precisely modeled after previous DMX rallying calls like Ruff Ryder Anthem,What’s My Name and Who We Be. Continue reading

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

2/12/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Protoje ft. Koffee – Switch It Up

Protoje is a contemporary Reggae artist from Jamaica. His mother is Jamaican artist Lorna Bennett, best for her rendition of Breakfast in Bed. His father is a former Calypso king from the island Saint Vincent. Continue reading

2/11/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jodeci – Forever My Lady

Forever My Lady is the debut studio album by R&B quartet Jodeci released May 28, 1991 by Uptown Records and MCA Records.The album’s production and composition was largely attributed to DeVante Swing, who worked alongside Grammy nominated producer Al B. Sure. Continue reading

2/1/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: SZA – Hit Different x Good Days

Hit Different is a single by Pop-Acoustic Vocals R&B artist SZA. It is expected to serve as the lead single to her upcoming second studio album. The song features guest vocals artist Ty Dolla Sign. Both singers co-wrote the song with Rob Bisel along with its producers, Neptunes. Continue reading