4/8/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) is the 1965 Four Tops classic hit.
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4/6/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Temptations Perform My Girl at David Ruffin’s Funeral

 The Temptations sing My Girl at David Ruffin’s Funeral on June 10,1991 in Detroit Michigan. Members Ali-Ollie Woodson, Richard Street, Damon Harris, Dennis Edwards, Otis Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Ricky Owens performed the Tempation’s classic. A little know fact former Motown superstar Michael Jackson paid for the funeral. Continue reading

3/18/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chris Brown – Say Goodbye

Say Goodbye by R&B artist Chris Brown.Released on August 8, 2006, from his self titled debut album, the song is also featured in the movie Step Up. It became Chris Brown’s third top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number ten on October 31, 2006 and the second single of his career to top the R&B charts. Continue reading

3/11/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Toni Braxton – Just Be A Man About It

Toni Michele Braxton born October 7, 1967, R&B artist, songwriter, pianist, actress, and television personality. She has sold over 70 million records worldwide as of 2020, including 41 million albums, and is one of the highest-selling female R&B artists in history.  Continue reading

3/9/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: SZA – Good Days

Good Days is by SZA featuring additional vocals by Jacob Collier. It was released on December 25, 2020, through Top Dawg and RCA and is expected to appear on her upcoming second studio album.The song was written and produced by SZA, Jacob Collier, Carlos Munoz, Carter Lang and Christopher Ruelas and mixed by Shawn Everett. Continue reading

3/5/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open

Leave the Door Open is the debut single by the band Silk Sonic, consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak. It was released on March 5, 2021, alongside the track “Intro” from the band’s upcoming debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic. 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

2/11/21 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

2/4/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY BLACK HISTORY MONTH: George Benson – Give Me The Night

Give Me the Night is a song recorded by Jazz and R&B musician George Benson, which he released from his 1980 studio album of same title. It was written and composed by Heatwave’s keyboard player Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones. Continue reading