I posted on my Facebook page yesterday, August 29, 2015 to not only celebrate Michael Jackson but my longtime friend, one of my favorite people and dancers ever – going back to my teen years – Tyrone Proctor, a Soul Train original. Many will also always remember him as my freestyle waacking dance partner in the classic ‘Still a Thrill’ video filmed in Paris, France at the Opera House – the first time any music video or commercial project was filmed there (thank you director Brian Grant for making that dream come true.)
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.
Art Design: Ray Easmon
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I was honored by the invitation from former President Jimmy Carter and will never forget the kindness and warmth from he and his wife. My thoughts and prayers go out to them both after his cancer diagnosis. He’s done many great things in his 90 years, and to my view unheralded for the good he’s done and worked for since leaving office.
The new Shalamar ® Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy – single is “SlowDance’ available at all digital outlets worldwide.I’m looking forward to the concerts and as well filming our first music video. We’ll be performing in more concerts this fall / winter season. These shows are can’t miss as you get the new Shalamar set and then the Jody Watley set as well – it’s an experience! More shows to be added and announced in America and internationally. For a long time I couldn’t get the Shalamar part of my repertoire to work in my show because I have so many of my own hits and have covered so many genres..even at times my earlier material didn’t work with the electronica – I’m so happy to have finally found a way to make it all work authentically together. ‘Paradise’ was the catalyst and artistic glue to allow it to come together; and with two awesome new guys who sing, dance – stellar and exciting entertainers that the ladies and gents are falling in love with. Nate and Rosero – great to travel and hang out with as well. You have to check out our ‘Behind the scenes’ clips on Facebook/ShalamarOfficial and Instagram/Shalamarmusic
Jody Watley and SHALAMAR® Ramshead On Stage in Annapolis, MD
Jody Watley and SHALAMAR ® Blues Alley in Washington D.C. November 6-8, 2015. – with DJ Lisa Moody, it will be a party every show – every night. Nights to Remember.
On Jody Watley solo front, my current release is ‘P A R A D I S E’ a stellar modern combination of disco-soul, dance,ambient sounds and uplifting songs celebrating life, love, home and being fabulous. With all of the craziness and hatred going on in the world – it’s still good to escape with some quality music. ‘DANCER’ remixes are coming and I unveiled the cover art with design by Ray Easmon and I on my Apple Music Profile today. I’m planning to do a series of video shorts perfect for Instagram celebrating all types of dance.
SuperFreestyle Explosion with Jody Watley dates include:
October 2, Bakersfield , CA Old School Throwback Jam Rabobank Arena
November 14, Anaheim, CA SuperFreestyle Explosion Honda Center
I’ve been added to several dates in February as well – so look out for those announcements along with more Shalamar® dates!
Although I totally believe there is one above us all – we ourselves must listen to instinct which is often the voice of the universe and God. The inner voice is to awaken us in various ways in our daily lives often moving us toward or away from something. In the end it is up to us individually to make things happen..nothing is going to fall of the sky and it’s important to listen to your life (I wrote about this in my song ‘Clouds’ from Midnight Lounge). Don’t miss your destiny – move yourself toward the life you want.
Feel that electricity! Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and I had a blast at our Shalamar Reloaded debut single release event for “SlowDance” at Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s A Modern Discotheque on the Sunset Strip, July 28, 2015. We worked everyone into an appropriate disco soul funk frenzy in the midst of the glitz, glamour.
Wishing everyone a wonderful day and positive start to the upcoming week! This is a candid from Mountain Winery with Nate, Rosero and I – June 6, 2015.
Check our our new single ” SlowDance” available at digital outlet worldwide, as well as my current EP “PARADISE.” Love to all!