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. Paradise on Eurweb.

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Lee Bailey has always been a consistent supporter of my music and career, dating back to when I was a member of Shalamar, and he had a popular segment that played on stations across the country “Lee Bailey’s Radioscope.” He was one of the first to interview me when my solo debut ‘Jody Watley’ was released in 1987. I’m very thankful for his continued support of my music, perseverance and artistry. #itsinthemusic

Jody Watley takes you to Paradise on her glamorous and funky new album, read the rest on Eurweb: Here

 

Jody Watley. Paradise Love.

The comments and show of support from my diehard fans is fantastic, 5 stars average on iTunes and a range of positive reviews.  “PARADISE” has also been featured on Mocha Man Style: Here and  a positive women’s blog: Here

More to come.

Ray Easmon: “A Hundred dollar bills – even rock this joint in heels!!” OMG this needs to be a video!! ‘The Dawn’ gave me chills on the cross-trainer – Paradise is fabulous! Bravo Miss Watley! – Just for the record I don’t want a Shalamar reunion – with songs like this I want 100% Ms Jody Watley!”

Tori Donald: “PARADISE’=The BOMB hard to choose a fav song, really love that you can listen to em over & over! Classic”

Steven Derrick Wilber: “Jamming out to JodyWatley’s latest album, “Paradise”, in the studio! Can’t help but dance!”

Paulette Fanniel: “Love the CD! Nightlife and paradise are bumping! You sound great and I love the music! It got a lot of energy flowing!”

Michael Slezak: “Holy expletive! @jodywatley‘s “Dancer” (feat. Luminodisco) is instantaneously #legendary. 10 out of 10 Werrrrqs! #clockthisconfidence”

Travis Patrikk “The QUEEN OF COOL has delivered another masterpiece!!!!!
“IT’S IN THE MUSIC”

Patrik Henry Bass, Essence Books: @PatriksPicks
Just downloaded #Paradise. #Christmas in July! Once again ur ahead of the curve and always right on time! #congrats

Donn Peabody
What can be about Jody new cd “Paradise”, other it should come with an warning label, play when you want to hear music that will move you body and soul! 1. Nightlife… Just classic dance song, from top to bottom 2. Dancer… Work it… She calling all dancers to come to the floor, but beats from this jam, calls you no matter what,,, I feel the sounds from “Thank God It’s Friday” in this. 3. The Dawn… Jody Watley give us a another example why she was seen as a great dancer on Soul Train,,, yea, yea, 4. Tonight’s the Night… Fair warning playing this if you’re at the gym, running or bike riding, it will pump you up into doing more sit-ups for that sexy outfit you want to wear that night,,, and you will hear this jam at the clubs…. Dance till the sun comes up. 5. Paradise… So chic, cool, slick,,, and great just to shake your head to,,, put a smile on you face, and a vision of the islands. Or is that just me…. 6. Sanctuary… In just a few words … Grown folks music,,, I have is jam on my playlist with other jams from Jody, Sia, Thievery Corporation and her good friend Rahsaan Patterson. Thank you Jody Watley for such sexy, wonderful music ‪#‎paradise‬ ‪#‎itsinthemusic‬

Chris Keen,
A deserving review Jody! Paradise is a stunning piece of music, the sequencing is perfect….each track flows beautifully to the next. It’s uplifting, exquisite dance music, retro with a modern twist! LOVE!! #serveit

 

 

 

Jody Watley. Paradise Is Here.

Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

“Paradise” ranks among Jody Watley’s best work. Filled with upbeat disco bangers and exquisite chilled house vibes, this album is simply drenched with hot summer grooves that will get your party started with a bang!” -ishtalk

Read the full review:

Here

 

Buy at iTunes includes NIGHTLIFE video: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paradise/id901587446?uo=4

Order the exclusive CD version with “Everlasting” http://www.jodywatley.bigcartel.com

Jody Watley Paradise EP Cover and Update.

 

Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

Jody Watley “Paradise” — Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

 

We’re unsure about pressing CD’s, but considering a limited quantity after the digital release. If all goes according to the schedule, the “PARADISE” EP will arrive near the end of July. Share your thoughts about CD’s on my Official Facebook. So few fans buy music at all in this era of any artist (barring a few young mainstream superstar acts) – let alone CD’s, but we will consider offering a package in my online boutique.

The booklet to “Paradise” is also worth the music it accompanies, it is gorgeous with stellar photography from Albert Sanchez and make-up by Billy B. For “Paradise” which began with “NIGHTLIFE”, it’s all about glamour. Being older doesn’t mean old! Get out of your rut, be inspired – these are thoughts I wanted to convey with this project.

I recognize through my interactions on social media that many fans are content with older parts of my catalogue and have not grown with me. That said, it doesn’t stop me from growing and being passionate about moving forward. To those who remain enchanted and open to my continued music evolution; this EP packs an uptempo party punch.  I’m so thrilled! Everything I do is a labor of love and passion, “PARADISE” is no exception.

Have a listen to “SANCTUARY” inspired by ‘home’ and my children actually.  This is song my way of reminding everyone, after the party, the night out, work, grinding it out on a daily basis; to take care of the environment of your living space and what you create for yourself – your children (if you have them), spouses, etc.

‘NIGHTLIFE’ the video will also be included with “PARADISE” EP for iTunes.

Jody Watley Sits Down For Lunch With Kathy Sledge.

Kathy Sledge and I first met as teenagers decades ago when we did shows together in our respective groups Shalamar and Sister Sledge. We shared some laughs and talked business, family, life.

© 2014 Jody Watley. JJody Watley with Kathy Sledge in Los Angeles.

© 2014 Jody Watley. JJody Watley with Kathy Sledge in Los Angeles.

Jody Watley. Yoshi’s Oakland Days Away.

My band, dancers, crew and I are all looking forward to the concert this week. It’s a “Paradise” pre-release (we’ll have new Paradise merchandise and Nightlife vinyl among other items), celebrating the success of my single “Nightlife” which was Top 5 in the UK and Top 20 here in the U.S. Dance. The meet and greet (our chance to say hello face to face) and what will be a wonderful evening of music and love. The VIP Meet and Greet was sold out, but I’ve asked that they extend for a few more. A night to dress up or dress down, but you know I’m all about being fabulous. Take that outfit out from the back of your closet that you’ve been ‘waiting’ for the right occasion to wear – May 29, it’s your time, it will be good for your soul! What’s left of tickets: HERE 

 

Logo / Graphic Design Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

Logo / Graphic Design Ray Easmon and Jody Watley