9/20/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY:Tyrese – Shame

Shame is by R&B artist Tyrese. It features background vocals from fellow Jennifer Hudson. It was released on April 28, 2015 as the second single off his sixth studio album Black Rose. Continue reading

8/29/21 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ:Grover Washington Jr. – Newport Jazz Festival

Grover Washington Jr.  was a jazz-funk, soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with Wes Montgomery and George Benson, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer. Continue reading

5/13/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Wilson Pickett – Land of a Thousand Dances

The late Wilson Pickett recorded his cover of “1000 Dances” at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. “Wicked Pickett” was backed by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and the Memphis Horns. Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Temptations- Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972)



Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone is a song performed by Motown recording act The Undisputed Truth. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, and released as a single in May 1972. Later in 1972, Whitfield took Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone and remade it as a 12-minute track for the Temptations. Continue reading

5/1/21 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Otis Redding (1966)

During the 1966 Stax/Volt European Tour Otis Redding was asked to host a very special episode of the teen dance show, Ready, Steady, Go! Continue reading

12/3/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Ike & Tina Turner- Proud Mary (1971)

The song Proud Mary was written by John Fogerty of American roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song is about an old steamboat on the Mississippi River — typically “down home” lyrics like so many songs by CCR. Over the years the song has been covered by various artists. Continue reading

10/3/20 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Tina Turner – The Girl From Nutbush (1992)

Turner is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and trademark legs.One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, she has been referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. Continue reading

 8/24/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The Ojays’ Love Train- Virtual Biden-Harris Remix

The R&B legends The O’Jays bring some well needs summer soul to the upcoming politic season with this Virtual Biden Harris Election Remix of their 1972 classic Love Train.   Continue reading

8/13/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Prince and Beyoncé perform Prince Medley (2004 Grammy Awards)

Beyoncé had a very good Feb. 8, 2004. She won five out of the six Grammy awards for which she’d been nominated, including Best R&B Song with “Crazy In Love” — and she spent five spirited minutes performing with Prince.
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8/9/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING- MUSIC: Soul Deep 2 Presents Sam Cooke and the Gospel Highway (2005)

Gospel singer Sam Cooke changed pop music forever and set the standard for every artist that followed him.
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