One of the positives of Twitter is being reminded of things like this – on August 10 hit single “Don’t You Want Me” was released. Written by Jody Watley, Franne Golde and David Bryant. Franne and I became best friends since the day we met for this session. It’s one of the few songs I’ve co-written and shared lyrical tasks – songwriting is so personal; but we all hit it all so well. Bernard Edwards from CHIC and Power Station was the producer and the remix which was the version that to it to the Hot 100 and the top of the Billboard Dance charts is by Francois K.
The video would be directed by Dominic Sena and would star my now ex-husband and former collaborator and co-producer Andre Cymone. My brother John is also in the video which was filmed in downtown Los Angeles.
#1 Dance, #6 Hot 100 #3 R&B
GRAMMY WINNER JODY WATLEY & SHALAMAR ‘RELOADED’ CELEBRATE NEW SINGLE AT GIORGIO’S, IN THE STANDARD, HOLLYWOOD
On Saturday, July 18th, the most infamous disco dance party in Los Angeles, Giorgio’s housed at the Standard, Hollywood hosted an once in a lifetime performance by Grammy-winning multi-platinum singer, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur Jody Watley. Watley, one of Pop/R&B and dance music’s most enduring and stylish trailblazers, returned with the newly Reloaded Shalamar ® that features Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy which released on 7.17.15. The performance served as the launch for the newly Reloaded Shalamar ® and the release of their sexy new single “SlowDance” that has been celebrated worldwide in all digital outlets through Watley’s longtime imprint Avitone Recordings. This is the first single for the modern trio and the first official single release for Shalamar ® since 1990 in it’s earlier recording history.
Disco lovers were in awe as Watley commanded the stage. The jaw dropping performance proved Watley has not missed a beat since Shalamar’s ® last release as the crowd danced the night away in awe of the amazing performance they were able to witness. Always fashion forward Watley was wearing a black sequence Chanel coast while LA’s fashion set was out in full force such as designer Michael Schmidt, shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau (named a shoe in his last season collection called “The Watley”), John Eshaya (JET) Marcy Medina (WWD), celebrity make-up Kathy Jeung, and celebrity hair stylist Peter Savic. Some other attending notables included: celebrity photographer Greg Gorman, actress Tisha Campbell, comedian Craig Robinson (The Office), famed hollywood interior Designer Cliff Fong, Billy Woodruff (Director), and Ed Patuto (Broad Museum).
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Giorgio’s is located on the famed Sunset Strip hidden away behind the kitchen of The Standard, in Hollywood. In the short time Giorgio’s has been in existence it has taken Hollywood by storm. The guest list reads like a veritable who’s who of cool. From musical legends such as Mick Jagger and P. Diddy to TV and film stars Bradley Cooper and the entire cast of EMPIRE.
This excerpt from Toni Morrison really resonated with me, it’s great food for thought. Live your life – set the tone and theme – change it when you feel like it. Don’t worry about other people’s expectations or opinions – we all have our own lives to live and shouldn’t waste time trying to conform what others think our journey should be about – because it may make them feel more comfortable.
It was a packed house with a crowd for our highly anticipated performance. The energy was potent at Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s A Modern Discotheque on the Sunset Strip it caused first ever power outage as we were about to take the stage for our mini performance. Shalamar ® celebrated the debut single release “SlowDance.” Not to be cliche’ but it was truly a night to remember with new members Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and everyone who came out to party and celebrate with us,
This will be a special and celebratory evening. If you’d like to join us just share on Instagram the following #JodyWatley #Shalamar #ShalamarReloaded #SlowDance to become eligible to win a special and exclusive experience. Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s A Modern Discotheque inside The Standard, West Hollywood, CA
For Immediate Release: Grammy-winning multi- platinum singer, songwriter , producer and entrepreneur Jody Watley, one of Pop/R&B and dance music’s most enduring and stylish trailblazers, returns with the newly Reloaded Shalamar ® featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. Shalamar ® celebrate the worldwide release of the sexy new single “SlowDance” out 7.17.15 at all digital outlets through Watley’s longtime imprint Avitone Recordings. This is the first single for the modern trio and the first official single release for Shalamar ® since 1990 in it’s earlier recording history. The night will be punctuated by a special performance.
Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s A Modern Discotheque’ is located on the famed Sunset Strip hidden away behind the kitchen of The Standard, in Hollywood. In the short time Giorgio’s has been in existence it has taken Hollywood by storm. The guest list reads like a veritable who’s who of cool. From musical legends such as Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz, P Diddy, Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, Debbie Harry, Boy George, Duran Duran, Die Atwood, Common, Rufus Wainwright, Jody Watley, Billy Idol, Robyn Sade, Black Keys, No Doubt and The Sex Pistols to Fashion Designers Olivier Theyskins, Haider Ackerman, Prabal Gurung, Johnson Hartig, Michael Schmidt, Monique Lhullier, Brian Atwood, Oliver Rousteing and Gath Pugh. Fashion photographers: Ellen Von Unwerth, Mert & Marcus, Inez & Vinoodh, Mario Testino; Supermodels: Naomi Campbell, Makaika Firth, Amer Valetta and Erin Wasson to the ladies o the international best dressed list Daphne Guiness, Dita Von Teese and Catherine Baba. The Social register is even showing in droves from Hannah Bronfman, Liberty Ross, Crystal Lourd to Alexandra Von Furstenberg to Vanessa Getty, as well and TV and film Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Kate Beckinsale, Amy Poehler, Lisa Edelstein, Denzel Washington, Sofia Vergara, James Caan, Rashida Jones, Baz Lurhmann, Ron Pearlman, Lee Daniels, Queen Latifah – the entire cast of EMPIRE. The icing on the cake was when the man himself Mr. Giorgio Moroder has come as a prized guest.
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