It’s In The Music with Paradise.

I can’t think of another collection of music, where there’s this type of organic and very fan-centric organic approach – with a sense of community sharing an exclusive item like ‘PARADISE.’ I look at it like a piece of art, as time goes on not everyone will be able to say and show this – much like works of art. This isn’t about press or gossip – just the music, the love, the glamour, the message. What a concept! Celebrate life, love, friends, family, home and music.

“Returned from vacation with a signed copy of “Paradise” waiting for me. Thanks, Ms. Watley! Loving the album! #ItsInTheMusic” – Michael Litherland

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Via Michael Litherland, Facebook

“Sunday PARADISE in my SANCTUARY. And with LOVE from none other than Ms Jody Watley! Yeah, yeah, yeah! #itsinthemusic #Paradise #JodyWatley” – Greg Macareg, Facebook

Via Greg M

Via Greg Macareg, Facebook

“SO EXCITED!!!!!! I get home from work and this is waiting for me…..Thank you Jody Watley. I am loving the track “Everlasting.” Everyone make sure you check out the latest EP from Jody Watley “Paradise” http://www.jodywatley.net/ http://www.jodywatley.bigcartel.com/  — Desi Arnaz, Facebook

Via Desi Arnaz, Facebook

Via Desi Arnaz, Facebook

WOW! This made my weekend! Love the shirt, and Love #paradise, already downloaded on iTunes, but it’s a must to get a hard copy! your autograph is extra special! just like the earring from Essence show. Jody you are the best, keep give us the best you got, need more like you… Jody Watley

Donn Peabody, Facebook

Donn Peabody, Facebook

 

“I can’t think of a better way to start my Sunday?! Thank you always Ms. Jody Watley…your the best!!! #paradise #sanctuary” – Lupe Ortiz, Facebook

Lupe Ortiz, Facebook

Lupe Ortiz, Facebook

Jody Watley. A Song. A Top. A Shoe.

There are few artists that can say they’ve had a song “Jody” (by Jermaine Stewart), a top “The Jody” by Christos Garkinos for HSN, and now a designer shoe – that’s me Jody Watley.

I met  shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau on the dance-floor at Giorgio’s in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip. He was so shy, sweet and modest telling me how my style and integrity have inspired him since he discovered my music.  As soon as discovering his talent and design, I’ve become a major fan of his. His shoes have a special quality and as I told Billboard Magazine “You feel like a Queen with an edge.” It’s fantastic that Billboard is going outside the box and recognizing at last the connection between style, fashion and music. What caught their eye is the younger artists and actresses rocking ‘Jerome C. Rousseau’ on the red carpet. Move over Louboutin!

Little did I know, he’d do a tribute shoe to me “The Watley”..in typical understated fashion I was in attendance at a trunk show at his Hollywood atelier — when he quietly said “I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve designed a shoe in your honor.” I’d already ordered the shoe on display. Turns out he was on the money! You can order your “Watley” from his Fall 2014 Collection.

Jerome C. Rousseau Billboard Magazine Feature. August 13, 2014 Issue

Jerome C. Rousseau Billboard Magazine Feature. August 13, 2014 Issue

"The Jody Watley" by Jerome C. Rousseau Fall 2014

The Jody  “Watley” by Jerome C. Rousseau Fall 2014

Jody Watley and Shoe Designer Jerome C. Rousseau

Jody Watley and Shoe Designer Jerome C. Rousseau

Jody Watley Paradise Extended Visuals.

For what I lack in controversy or gossip headline worthiness (thankfully), it’s more than enough for me to just be about quality music, class and artistry – still. Thank you to all who appreciate, support and understand “It’s In The Music!”

PARADISE. Get your copy today!

Exclusive CD, featuring the unlisted bonus ‘Everlasting’ : Jody Watley Boutique

All Digital Outlets Including, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play

PARADISE Visuals Produced and Designed by Ray Easmon

The title song “Paradise” written by Jody Watley and Mark De Clive-Lowe. Live Strings Performed and Arranged by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

 

Jody Watley Paradise. Update and CD Pressing.

We will do a limited quantity of CD’s for the “Paradise” EP, taking stock of comments from Facebook. The cover will differ slightly from the digital release. This package will not be available in mainstream outlets like Best Buy, Walmart, etc. This is another non corporate release by me – my heart and soul, wanting to deliver a bit of ‘paradise’ through my music. My approach is a classic one – there are live instruments on the is record including strings. In the 70’s, one of the great era’s os soul, dance, rock, jazz, etc. it wasn’t uncommon for albums to have 7 songs or less (Issac Hayes classic “Hot Buttered Soul” had 4!) . “Shalamar’s” Big Fun for instance had 7 songs clocking in at just 37:07. It’s about quality not quantity. The trend of putting a lot of filler tracks to fill up an album is never something I’ve been agreeable to. That said,  be one of the first to preorder exclusively at http://jodywatley.bigcartel.com to have your copy personalized and signed. “Paradise” will be a collectible for sure – add this to your digital purchase and Jody Watley Collection. Pre-order your CD now. Pre-orders imminent at iTunes. I appreciate your support!

Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

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The Jody Watley Boutique Gets A New Logo

 

JodyWatleyBoutique Logo Designed by Lauren Watley

JodyWatleyBoutique Logo Designed by Lauren Watley

The new logo created by my daughter Lauren Watley for the Jody Watley Boutique. Lauren recently received her Bachelor of Arts Degree (the first college graduate in our family) is a digital media artist with a distinct point of view. Lauren also contributes visuals to my live show and other elements of multi-media. I was somewhat all over the place in what I wanted, but she got it – I’m not the easier client I’m sure!  The logo created is aerodynamic, chic, intriguing, a sense of whimsy and unique. Sound familiar? I look forward to watching her artistic journey and evolution.

Visit the boutique to see what’s in store: Here

Jody Watley Monday Musings.

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Everyone’s journey is different. Don’t waste energy comparing your life or journey to another’s. Take what you need for inspiration and discard what is not useful or motivating you as you move forward. That’s what I do. Be confident in your own shoes!

 

Photo: John Tyler Curtis