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

5/19/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Luther Vandross – Live At Wembley 1987 – If Only For One Night

Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr.  was an R&B artist, songwriter and record producer. He is noted for his sweet and soulful vocals. In addition to his popular work as a solo recording artist, Luther Vandross was also an in-demand background vocalist throughout his career for several artists, including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, Stevie Wonder and Donna Summer. Continue reading

3/24/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Toni Braxton – Love Shoulda Brought You Home

Love Shoulda Brought You Home is the debut solo single by Toni Braxton. It was written by Kenneth Babyface Edmonds, Daryl Simmons and Bo Watson. The solo track was produced by Edmonds and Simmons along with L.A Reid. Lyrically the slow groove R&B song is saga of betrayal and infidelity that depicts a heartbroken Braxton. Continue reading

3/3/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Fabolous ft. Tamia – So Into You

Into You is the third single from Fabolous second studio album, Street Dreams featuring Tamia. The song also appears on Tamia’s album More. Continue reading

2/10/22 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.
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1/13/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson’s Earth Song

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Earth Song is the third single from Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The ballad incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. Jackson had a long-standing history of releasing socially conscious material such as We Are the World, Man in the Mirror and Heal the World. However, Earth Song was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare.   Continue reading

12/30/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Vanessa Williams- Happy Days Are Here Again

What better way to start our New Year’s Eve Celebration then with Vanessa Williams rendition of Happy Days Are Here Again.  Continue reading

12/16/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chris Brown – This Christmas

This Christmas is an R&B song by Donny Hathaway and which is covered by Chris Brown as a soundtrack for the movie. Continue reading

11/25/21 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

10/21/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY:Mariah Carey – Hero

Hero is by R&B artist Mariah Carey record and produced released on October 19, 1993, via Columbia Records as the second single from her third studio album, Music Box. Originally intended for Gloria Estefan, the song was written and produced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff. Continue reading