Happy 28th Music Anniversary – Jody Watley ‘Affairs of The Heart’

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Jody Watley - Interview Magazine 1991

Jody Watley. Interview Magazine. “Affairs of The Heart” 1991.

 

Jody Watley-Affairs of The Heart - RnbSoulEffect Collage

Via RnB Soul Effect TV Twitter / Instagram / Facebook: December 3rd 1991  3rd album “Affairs Of The Heart” was released.

“I Want You” is the first single from Jody Watley’s third album Affairs of the Heart. The official music video, directed by Andy Morahan, was featured on an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210.

Producer – André Cymone
Songwriters – Jody Watley & André Cymone

Billboard Hot R&B Singles #5
Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #17

“I’m the One You Need” is the second single from Jody Watley’s third album, Affairs of the Heart.

Produced by house music pioneer, David Morales, “I’m the One You Need” constitutes Watley’s initial foray into house music (though its “Affairs of the Heart” predecessor, “I Want You”, boasted a house version). “I’m the One You Need” was Watley’s seventh Top 20 pop single in the US, and sixth Top five dance single, charting at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #6 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts, respectively.

U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #19
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #23
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #3

Producer – David Morales
Songwriters – Jody Watley, David Morales & Alec Shantzis

*Morales went on to have great commercial success with Mariah Carey.

“It All Begins With You” was the final single from Jody Watley’s third album, Affairs of the Heart. Reaching number eighty on the U.S. R&B chart.

** The single was a ‘commercial disappointment’ chart wise – however it was a success for me because I recorded it to honor my father, a minister in the Church of God and Christ and gospel on air personality – my first and biggest supporter when I was a little girl – he put it into the universe for me when he said his Princess Jody was going to be a star.

South Africa (RISA) #2
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #48

Producer – Jody Watley
Songwriters – George Lyter, Michael OHara, Denise Rich

Executive producer: Jody Watley

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On a personal note..to listen to this album in full really brought tears to my eyes, proud that I was an remain true to myself no matter what – proud of the quality and growth. Yes, a big departure from my first two albums.

Despite marriage issues and record label woes of the time – I put together a very thoughtful and soulful record. It wasn’t what the masses wanted, or even my label as it was constructed by that point – but it was the record in my heart to write, conceptualize and record as an artist not a Hot 100 pop star doing predictable songs to feed the machine. The title song really says it all about who I am as an artist and a person who loves music. “..songs of love, songs of joy, songs of hope, songs of foreverness, songs of togetherness..”

Revisit this album if you missed it the first time around the maturity may not have vibed well with high school at the time – but now that you’ve done some living it just might.

Over the years it’s been interesting to see some artists get heralded for personal statement albums, being so ‘real’, growing, being fearless and so on… when the albums become blockbusters it’s all ‘bold and brave’ — well “Affairs of The Heart” was bold and brave though not a commercial blockbuster ..really no different in a way from quitting Shalamar when I did – never one for predictable choices.

“It’s all about the way you feel in your heart.” – Jody Watley

Available on all digital platforms.

 

 

Jody Watley Holiday Season. Sunday Rainy Day Vibes.

Jody Watley - Christmas Lights Tshirt

I’ve posted before how much I love the rain..the sound of it, the calmness of the sound and the cleansing nature of it in general. It’s one of those simple things in life I mention often to appreciate. I don’t like to have to drive in it..but there’s a rainbow to be found in any rainstorm. Stepping out into my yard to take this selfie and model my limited edition Christmas T-shirt from 2018 in the process.

This week I’ll be performing in The Colors of Christmas Tour with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and replacing Ben Vereen is BeBe Winans. I hope to see you for this unique and beautiful holiday concert.  There will be a few of these t-shirts available -makes a wonderful gift for Jody Watley fans.

December 13: McCallum Theatre – Palm Desert, CA: Tickets

December 14: Cerritos Center for Performing Arts – Cerritos, CA : Tickets

December 15: Balboa Theatre, San Diego : Tickets

 

Jody Watley: Like A Holiday (Alex Di Cio’ Remix) Available at all digital outlets.

 

 

 

Jody Watley. Christmas Time Is Here. New Video Post on YouTube.

Holiday vibes my favorite Christmas song : favorite holiday album “Vince Guaraldi:: A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Silent Night” reminds me of being a little girl looking at the color wheel. I’m more of a fan of low key holiday songs..instrumentals not much on over-singing..really more of a vibe of chill, fireplace, warm cocoa and like slipping your feet into warm fuzzy slippers.
This was at rehearsal with my fellas including Roland Hamilton on keys 🎹impromptu on break!  I asked who knew any Christmas songs as we went to break getting ready for Art Basel in Miami – only Roland said yes and so we did this casually for fun. Sometimes this season can be so hectic and full of frenzy and often sadness for many as well..I hope this brings a minute and a half of joy.

Happy Holidays and Blessings To All!

Jody Watley Classic Image of The Day. Blues and Soul Christmas Cover 1991.

Jody Watley Blues and Soul 1991 Cover

Jody Watley Photography: GUZMAN.

Jody Watley Digital Play Update. November 22 – 28

Jody Watley Spotify November 2019

 

Thanks for listening! Spotify still top service for Jody Watley fans.

Jody Watley Top Tracks – November 22-28

  1. Nightlife
  2. The Mood
  3. I Want Your Love – DJ Spinna Remix
  4. SlowDance
  5. Nightlife – Classic Soul Mix
  6. A Beautiful Life
  7. Sanctuary
  8. Saturday Night Experience (Ron Trent Remix)
  9. Borderline
  10. I Love to Love
  11. Dancer
  12. The Passion – ft SRL (Brian Power Remix)
  13. Skin Deep
  14. Sanctuary (Soulpersona Extended ReMix)
  15. Whenever
  16. Dancer (Cut Correct & Rhe’ Remix)
  17. Nightlife – Jodie Harsh Remix
  18. The Passion ft SRL – (Alex Di Cio’ Remix)
  19. Whenever (Afro Kosmik Remix)
  20. Don’t You Want Me (Kind Britt Scuba Remix)

 

Top Releases November 22- 28

  1. The Makeover
  2. Midnight Lounge
  3. Nightlife (Classic Soul Remix)
  4. The Mood ft SRL (Alex Di’ Cio Remix)
  5. Nightlife Remixed
  6. Paradise
  7. Slowdance
  8. The Passion ft SRL (Brian Power Remix)
  9. I Want Your Love Remixed
  10. Dancer – Remixed

Top 10 Overall —  Classic Jody Watley and Contemporary.

  1. Don’t You Want Me
  2. Looking For A New Love
  3. Everything
  4. Looking For A New Love – Extended Version
  5. Real Love
  6. Friends
  7. Some Kind of Lover
  8. Nightlife – Classic Soul Remix
  9. I Want Your Love – DJ Spinna Remix / Danny Krivit Edit
  10. The Mood – ft SRL Alex Di Cio’ Remix