Jody Watley. New Video Upload. Friends Live In Concert 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to support us live in concert this year. We hope to see more of you in 2020!

 

Tickets on sale now for the first concert of 2020 – The Howard Theatre Washington, D.C.

Jody Watley. Classic Image of The Day. Harper’s Bazaar 1988 Photography by Legendary Francesco Scavullo

Jody Watley Harper's Bazaar 1988 by Francesco Scavullo

Jody Watley 1988 in May’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar photographed by Francesco Scavullo wearing Angel Estrada, hair by Jeff Woodley, make up by John Evans.

I’ve told the story before, but here it is again in a quick snapshot. When my publicist notified that Harper’s Bazaar wanted to feature me in the magazine with photo session in New York by the legendary fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo who has lensed some iconic images over the decades. They had no idea who he was or the additional significance.

this wasn’t a common occurrence in the music business at that time. My label did not agree to fly me to New York for this major opportunity asking me what did being in a fashion magazine have to do with selling records – forget the major exposure, the broadening of the audience, establishing me beyond music as a budding fashion icon and brand or however one wishes to look at things. I didn’t want to miss out and so I paid for my own flights and hotel to do this. Always invest in yourself if you have the means to do so.

Eventually of course major labels embraced the concept and additional prestigious PR and it became commonplace -and of course went even further with black superstar women in music like Rihanna, Beyonce, and more (Ciara, Alicia Keys) gracing the cover of high fashion magazines.

My solo debut was so monumental in a variety of ways beyond the Grammy nominations, winning Best New Artist, the hit singles and more. Always believe in yourself.

 

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On This Day. Jody Watley. Happy 26 ‘Your Love Keeps Working On Me.’

Via Steven Houseman Music Chart Facts: November 13, 1993 – 26 Years Ago Today: Jody Watley debuted at No. 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her single, “Your Love Keeps Working On Me.” This was the R&B singer’s 12th consecutive solo chart entry and despite not budging from the No. 100 spot for 2 weeks on the chart, it did climb all the way to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart becoming her 10th solo Top 20 and 9th Top Ten Dance hit as well as her 6th Top 3. The song was written by John Barnes, Joey Diggs and Robert White.

This single from “Intimacy” continued to add more soulful rhythms and a touch of jazz into the mix. Decidedly less pop on purpose – still top notch, though my label was disappointed at the lack of crossover despite it not being that vein. To their credit, they always for the most part let me be know..with a compromise on my part here and there.

Showing a bit more skin was the label’s idea..that’s a wider ranging topic for my book covering being a woman in music and those unique dynamics.

 

 

One of my favorite television performances was “Your Love Keeps Working On Me” on The Arsenio Hall Show. Slayed it, pixie cut, bohemian, unexpected…folks weren’t ready as usual.

One of my favorite lyrics in the song is “Through you I have learned how to fly..” performing it in concert to this day my spirit gets real connected to the audience because that’s the feeling I get from the support of those supporting what I do.

Gratitude.

 

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Jody Watley Classic Image of The Day. Trendsetting Style.

Jody Watley 80s Style Magazine feature

I’ve had many styles and looks over the years..no doubt my solo debut looks from the late 80’s are what many emulated back then and continue to with variations of it present day. My thing was black girls, Latin girls and other ethnicities could be edgy, funky and different too. Before it was a thing, vintage or thrift store pieces have always played a role in my personal style and pairing high end pieces with those others may consider as bargain bin. Sunglasses have also always been a staple in my wardrobe, not to mention the signature jumbo hoop earrings. In my in progress memoirs, I cover the politics of being a black girl who didn’t fit the box for the many in R&B, radio (why is she dressed like that?) and media and with some fans. It’s an interesting subject to reflect upon and to have pushed past and in my own way, broken through some of those obstacles.

Fast forward to 2019 and moving into the new decade it’s a good idea to continue to repurpose clothes, mend, buy second hand – it’s good for the environment and your wallet. Always donate, consign, mix it up and be you.

 

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Jody Watley. Weekly Digital Music Update. October 25-31.

Jody Watley Spotify November 2019

Weekly Analytics. Contemporary Releases Jody Watley.  Thank you for continuing to listen and discover new songs from my ongoing repertoire – tell and share with a friend!

  1. Borderline (Original Mix from The Makeover)
  2. Nightlife (Classic Soul Soulpersona Mix)
  3. The Mood ft. SRL (Alex Di Cio Mix)
  4. Nightlife
  5. Slowdance
  6. A Beautiful Life
  7. I Want Your Love (DJ Spinna Mix)
  8. Midnight Lounge
  9. Sanctuary (Soulpersona)
  10. Saturday Night Experience (Ron Trent Mix)
  11. Dancer
  12. The Passion ft SRL (Brian Power Mix)
  13. Waiting In Vain
  14. Whenever
  15. Skin Deep

 

 

 

Top Releases

  1. The Makeover
  2. Midnight Lounge
  3. Nightlife Remixes
  4. The Mood ft SRL
  5. Nightlife (Classic Soul Mix – Soulpersona)
  6. Paradise EP
  7. Slowdance Single
  8. The Passion ft SRL (Brian Power Mix)
  9. Paradise – Album
  10. I Want Your Love – Remixes

 

Jody Watley Classics Top 5

  1. Looking For A New Love
  2. Don’t You Want Me
  3. Everything
  4. Real Love
  5. Friends ft Eric B & Rakim

Monday Wattage. Today.

Jody Watley Burgundy Hoodie Smile 2019

Today will never come again..so make it a good one of course for each day. Remember you are entirely up to you. Don’t let the actions of others mess up your day.  Look up, breathe, stretch. Keep going, kick ass – exude that inner light and shine.

 

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Welcome November. 5 Wattage Tips.

 

New video vlog for November. Short and sweet – check it out. Wishing everyone the best of the month..and here’s to utilizing those 5 P’s  and always living in gratitude.

Jody Watley Concert Updates. Fall Winter Season.

Up next for Jody Watley – 3 California holiday show special guest appearances in December on “The Colors of Christmas Tour” also featuring Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and Ben Vereen. Join us as we sing Christmas favorites in a soulful and festive show.

The Colors of Christmas Tour 2019

Dec 13 – McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, CA

Dec 14 – Cerritos Performing Arts Centre, Cerritos, CA

Dec 15 – Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA

Tickets and Info 

 

Tickets on Sale:

The Howard Theatre 2.8.2020

Jody Watley Howard Theatre 2020

 

Tickets: Jody Watley The Howard Theatre

 

More concerts TBA.

 

Jody Watley. Weekly Digital Music Update. October 18-24

On the music front and as always beyond my early Jody Watley solo career releases, these are the songs and releases being listened to most. Here’s the latest analytics October 18-24. Keep listening, sharing with friends and of course buying the music is always appreciated and preferred.

Spotify remains the top service for Jody Watley fans with Apple Music a close second.

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Top Tracks.

  1. Nightlife
  2. The Mood ft SRL
  3. Borderline
  4. Nightlife (Classic Soul Mix ft. Gerald Brown / Shalamar)
  5. Slowdance
  6. A Beautiful Life
  7. Midnight Lounge
  8. I Want Your Love
  9. Sanctuary – (Soulpersona Mix)
  10. Saturday Night Experience (Ron Trent Mix)
  11. The Passion ft SRL (Brian Power Mix)
  12. Dancer – Cut Correct and Rhe’ Remix
  13. Sanctuary – Soulpersona Extended Mix
  14. Whenever
  15. Waiting In Vain

 

Top Releases

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

Monday Wattage Thoughts. Live With Intention.

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