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

(Repost) 7/23/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jamison, Rotardier, and Faison Perform Revelations Excerpts- Hollywood Palace (1968)

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performed two excerpts from his masterwork Revelations on the weekly television variety show The Hollywood Palace (1968). The episode hosted by Diahann Carroll helped give the then fledgling dance company national attention. The cast included Judith Jamison, George Faison and Kelvin Rotardier Continue reading

7/9/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK TUESDAY: A Day at the Races- Lindy Hop Scene (Colorized)

An excerpt from the Marx Bros. comedy A Day at the Races (1937) featuring Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers dancing to All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm performed by Ivie Anderson with the Duke Ellington’s Orchestra. Continue reading

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