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

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

11/23/20 O&A NYC THANKSGIVING THROWBACK: March of the Wooden Soldiers- Laurel & Hardy

Babes in Toyland is a Laurel and Hardy musical film released on March 10, 1934. The film is also known by its alternate titles Laurel and Hardy in Toyland, Revenge Is Sweet (the 1948 European reissue title), March of the Wooden Soldiers and Wooden Soldiers (in the United States). Continue reading

9/24/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Nina Simone – Sinnerman (1965)

Sinnerman is an African American traditional spiritual song that has been recorded by a number of performers and has been incorporated in many other of the media and arts. The lyrics describe a sinner attempting to hide from divine justice on judgement day. It was recorded by Nina Simone in 1965.Rest in peace to Breonna Taylor…. Continue reading

9/10/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Billie Holiday And Her All-Star Band ” Fine And Mellow ” (1957)

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 — July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. 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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8/6/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bewitched Pilot Episode

In the pilot episode of Bewitched (premiered September 17, 1964) Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) and Darrin (Dick York) get married and it’s time for Sam to let him know her secret… she is a witch! Continue reading

7/23/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Patti LaBelle- Over The Rainbow (2014 Live)

Patti LaBelle sings her iconic version of Over The Rainbow for president Barack Obama live at the White House on March 2014 as part of the Divas of Soul concert. LaBelle first recorded the song for her 1966 album entitled Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Continue reading