6/25/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY:   Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody (1975)

Wake Up Everybody is an album released by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on the Philadelphia International record label in November 1975.
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6/4/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Dionne Warwick – What The World Needs Now (1966)

The song was originally offered to Dionne Warwick, who turned it down at the time, saying she felt it was “too country” for her tastes and “too preachy” though she later recorded it for her album Here Where There Is Love.   Continue reading

5/14/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Janet Jackson – Alright featuring Cyd Charisse, The Nicholas Brother and Cab Calloway

The music video for Alright, filmed in February 1990, was styled to resemble a 1930s and 1950s musical, featured Cyd Charisse, The Nicholas Brother and Cab Calloway in one of his last on-screen appearances. Continue reading

5/7/20 THROWBACK THURSDAY: Spiral Staircase- More Today Than Yesterday

Spiral Staircase is best known for their 1969 Top 10 hit single (One Hit Wonder) More Today Than Yesterday. Pat Upton is the band’s songwriter and lead singer who died July 27, 2016 at age 75. Continue reading

3/26/20 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT! THROWBACK THURSDAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Tina Turner- What Love Got To Do With It- 1985 Grammy Awards Show

 
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020112-grammy-performances-10-400Tina Turner taught the world how to walk in high heel shoes. At the 1985 Grammy Awards telecast Turner performed What’s Love Got To Do With It and made one of the biggest comeback in music history.   Continue reading

3/20/20 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace (1980)

diana-ross-standing-room-only-1Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace, the HBO special, first aired in early 1980 as part of the network’s Standing Room Only series. Continue reading

2/6/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Mary J. Blige – Be Without You

Be Without You is by R&B artist Mary J. Blige. It was written by John Austin, Bryan Michael Cox, Jason Perry and Mary J.Blige for her seventh studio album, The Break Through. Continue reading

1/9/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: War – Edwin Starr

On the day that Edwin Starr’s War was released in June 1970, two Detroiters in their twenties were jailed for five years for ransacking a Chicago draft board office and burning its records – yet another example of the anger and rebellion which America’s prosecution of the Vietnam war was continuing to stir among the country’s young. The artists of Motown were hardly known at that time for social commentary and controversial material, but Starr had no superstar reputation to put at risk when he cut the song in May 1970. Continue reading

1/2/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (A capella)

This rare A capella version of Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through The Grapevine really shows the magnificence of Marvin Gaye’s ability and range. 
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