12/7/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY:   The Jackson 5 On Hollywood Palace (1969)- First National Appearance

The Jackson 5 appear on Hollywood Palace Special for their first national TV appearance, performing with Diana Ross and Sammy Davis Jr., Oct 18, 1969. Continue reading

10/27/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Thriller, Michael Jackson’s 1984 music video directed by John Landis and written by Landis and Jackson.   Continue reading

10/20/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Janet Jackson Ft. Missy Elliott – Son Of A Gun

Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You) is by Janet Jackson with Carly Simon from Jackson’s seventh studio album, All For You. It was written and produced by Janet Jackson,Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with additional lyrics by Simon. An official re-worked version featuring Missy Elliott was released as the third and final single from the album on November 6, 2001, by Virgin Records. Continue reading

10/13/22 HALLOWEEN THROWBACK THURSDAY: Torture- The Jacksons

Torture” is the second single released off the album Victory by the The Jacksons. Written by Jackie Jackson and fellow Motown veteran Kathy Wakefield,  the song is about someone ending a relationship and the torture you feel when you’re still in love with the other person. Continue reading

10/6/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters Theme Song

Ghostbusters is by Ray Parker Jr, as the theme song to the film the same. Debuting at number 68 on June 16, 1984, the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11, 1984 staying there for three weeks. Continue reading

9/29/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aretha Franklin Performs I Dreamed A Dream At Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Gala (1993)

On January 19, 1993  Aretha Franklin performed I Dreamed A Dream at the 42nd Presidential Inaugural Gala in honor of President Bill Clinton.   Continue reading

8/11/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE JACKSON 5 – I’ll Be There

I’ll Be There is the first single released on third album by The Jackson 5. It was written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West and Willie Hutch.The song was recorded by The Jackson 5 and released by Motown Records on August 28, 1970, as the first single from their third album on the same date. Continue reading

8/4/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Beyoncé – Irreplaceable

Irreplaceable is by R&B artist Beyoncé for her second studio album, B’Day. The song was written by  Ne-Yo, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikel S. Eriksen, Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund and produced by Stargate Continue reading

6/23/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Quincy Jones – The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction)

The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) is by Quincy Jones, featuring R&B singers  Al B. Sure, James Ingram, El DeBarge and Barry White. It was released as a single from Quincy Jones’s album, Back On The Block and peaked at number one on the Billboard Black Singles chart for one week in 1990. Continue reading