PreOrders Begin for DANCER Remixed and SlowDance CD Single

Pre-orders started today for “DANCER” Remixed Limited edition / limited quantity CD Digipaks. Don’t miss out. More new merchandise coming just in time for the fall/winter and upcoming holiday season.

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Art Design: Ray Easmon

 

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New Exclusive Remix of SlowDance. Shalamar® Reloaded.

I could have taken an obvious approach to release a dance single for the new Shalamar® – however it’s not in my nature to play it safe. Despite soul music being less than commercial  – authentically it felt important to take the path less traveled..as always. I’d sent the track to Ty to mix and he dug it so much – he wanted to put his spin on it.

Shalamar “SlowDance” given a new twist courtesy of Ty Macklin who has worked with India Arie, Erykah Badu to name two awesome talents.

NEW Music Alert. Shalamar® Brings The Summer Heat With SlowDance

The debut single teaser:

 

SlowDance comes to iTunes and other digital outlets July 17, 2015. SHALAMAR ® new and Reloaded features Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. Get in the music! #AtTheEndOfTheNight #SlowDance #JodyWatley #Shalamar #ShalamarReloaded

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded On KTLA with Sam Rubin

Rosero McCoy, Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and entertainment personality Sam Rubin on KTLA Morning News and Entertainment 7/3/2015

Rosero McCoy, Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and entertainment personality Sam Rubin on KTLA Morning News and Entertainment 7/3/2015

Sam Learns Some Dance Moves From Jody Watley and Shalamar® Reloaded, Watch  HERE

Jody Watley Live At BB King New York Review

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Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero MCoy. Jody Watley – LIVE at BB King Blues and Grill 2/18/2015

 

Here’s a review of the concert from B.B. Kings New York. The new members of SHALAMAR ar Rosero McCoy and Nate Allen Smith. It’s going to take a minute for people to grasp that this is a new era of SHALAMAR. New unexpected chapters are about to be written with the surprise twist that no one saw coming becoming the legal and registered trademark owner. The chapter on the classic 3 lineup ended in 1983  and for me there was never a longing or a feeling of “the book was unfinished…” – the era ended as it was intended to.  We briefly revisited a moment in the 90’s with Babyface and it didn’t pan out – for a reason. That legacy will always remain but it’s a new day and time. It’s exciting to bring youth, fresh vibes and energy into the mix wherever this journey leads. The universe and the business provided a new opportunity to begin new chapters with a new cast. SHALAMAR Reloaded.

Read the review: Here

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR on Life of Riley

 

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Patrick Riley with Jody Watley (c) 2015 Jody Watley Backstage at B.B. King Blues and Grill NYC

 

Check out this review and post from esteemed taste-maker, writer Patrick Riley following the BB Kings Times Square New York  sold out performance: HERE

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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