5/16/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto Live 1970

The Ghetto is a socially conscious, mostly instrumental jazz-flavored anthem, released as the first single off Soul artist Donny Hathaway’s  debut album,Eveything Is Everythingreleased as a single in 1969 on Atlantic Records. Continue reading

5/9/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Deniece Williams – Free • TopPop

June Deniece Williams has been described as “one of the great soul voices” by the BBC. Free was her first music video. Continue reading

3/1/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly

Killing Me Softly is by Roberta Flack, released on August 1, 1973, by Atlantic Records. She recorded the album with producer  Joel Dorn for eighteen months.The album was dedicated to Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Continue reading

2/22/24 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: If Lovin You Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right

Luther Thomas Ingram was R&B and Soul artist. His most successful record,If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right, reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Chart and No. 3 on the Hot 100 in 1972. Continue reading

10/19/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World is a song written by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966, in a New York City studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its title is a word play on the 1963 comedy film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. 
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9/15/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: SZA – Snooze

Snooze is a song by American singer-songwriter SZA from her second studio album, SOS. It was sent to rhythmic contemporary and urban contemporary radio as the sixth single from the album on April 25, 2023. Continue reading

6/29/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Manhattans – Kiss and Say Goodbye

Kiss and Say Goodbye is a 1976 song by The Manhattans. It was written by group member Winfred Lovettthe bass singer and songwriter of the group, who did the song’s spoken introduction. The song was recorded for the album The Manhattans released in 1976 by Columbia Records. Continue reading

5/11/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL: I’ll Always Love My Mama- The Intruders

 

I’ll Always Love My Mama is a 1973 single by the Philly soul group The Intruders. Released from their album Save the Children, the single is a song commonly played on Mother’s Day. Continue reading

3/23/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS – Save The Overtime (For Me)

 

Gladys Knight & the Pips were an R&B, Soul and Funk family music group from Atlanta, Georgia that remained active on the music charts and performing circuit for over three decades starting from the early 1950s. Continue reading

2/2/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Regina Belle – Baby Come To Me

 

Baby Come to Me is a 1989 R&B/Soul single by Regina Belle. Released on October 2, 1989 on Columbia Records.The song was written by Narada Michael Walden and Jeffrey Cohen and produced by Narada Michael Walden. Continue reading