Grooving Into The Weekend. Elevate The Frequency. Vibe-maker Jody Watley.

“Skin Deep” from ‘Midnight Lounge’

Deep in the groove at Sony Hall 8.16.19

Video snippet by Landis Page

Photography by Trudy Giordano: Jody Watley & SRL

Jody Watley & SRL Photography by Sean Jamar

Elevate The Frequency. Jody Watler Custom Coat Art by Imbeebles Brooklyn Allison Rohan. Photography Sean Jamar.

Soul Music Legend Jackie Wilson Set To Receive Posthumous Walk Of Fame Star

Eighty-five years after he was born and 35 years since his death, soul music legend Jackie Wilson will receive a pair of honors next month. 

On Sept. 4 the Detroit-born singer — whose hits include “Reet Petite” and “Lonely Teardrops” (co-written by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.) as well as “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” — will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A new 50-track compilation, The Definitive Jackie Wilson, will be released the same day.

Jody Watley, who was Wilson’s goddaughter, will be attending the star ceremony. 

In a statement Harlean Harris Wilson, his second wife and executor of his estate, said that, “I’m so elated for him, so ecstatic about my husband getting his star. That title ‘Mr. Excitement’ wasn’t just given to him. He worked for it… (He was) very vibrant, very effervescent, generous to a fault. He loved to sing and he loved life.”

Read the full article : Billboard

Long overdue and well deserved, needless to say.

Weekend Wattage Musings and Music.

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Jody Watley – Sony Hall, NYC 8.16.19. Photography by Sean Jamar. (c) 2019 All Rights Reserved.

“Appreciate what you have – but keep reaching for the best with all your heart and soul. Life is a gift.” Wattage! – Jody Watley

I’ll be in Bakersfield tomorrow August 24 for Summer Bash for the dance oriented classic hits show. The place is Stramler Park. Tickets and Lineup: Ticketfly

August 31 – Thunder Valley Outdoor Amphitheater Rewind Funk and Soul. I’ll be doing a 20 minute set. Tickets and Lineup: WorldOnePresents

September 7 Jody Watley ‘UnPlugged’ at the beautiful Blue Note Hawaii will close out my 2019 summer concert schedule. The Unplugged show will allow me to share more back stories about some of my biggest hits and inspirations. Here’s a taste, just uploaded to Jody Watley Official Youtube Channel – one of my Top 10 singles – ‘Everything’ Unplugged.

Jody Watley Classic Throwback Thursday Photo Of The Day. Shalamar Era.

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Wattage!

I believe this is 1980  for RightOn! Magazine, a feature on my style – in this case hair. This is around the time of Shalamar ‘Three For Love’ album. The style came about because of not wanting to braid to the ends because the unbraiding would be more time consuming. It was unique at the time.

Very proud of the resilience I continue to have, the woman and artist I grew to be – still trying to be the best ME I can be no matter what. I’m full of gratitude, healthy and happy fast forwarding decades later living life and going beyond what I ever dreamed initially to create new ones.

Always choose to believe in yourself and keep growing – never get stagnant or lose faith.

Wattage Thoughts. Exceed Expectations.

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People often get upset when you have standards, especially women. “Who does she think she is?”  As well, there’s a friction that occurs when you refuse to lower them to suit someone else, not to mention when the expectations that may be low to begin with.

What I continue to learn and believe –

“Always hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone expects from you- and exceed them.”

 

Photography: N.V. Johnson

Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre 8.17.19.

Jody Watley Set To Appear in First San Antonio Texas Concert.

Just announced ; Jody Watley – October 19 San Antonio, Texas, Jo Long Theatre at The Carver. Tickets on sale now! Ticketmaster

Incredibly, this will be my first time in San Antonio so don’t miss it!!!

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Wattage Thoughts. Create Your Destiny.

No mate what others think or try to make you believe.