JUST ADDED. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Set To Debut At State Fair

 

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Just Announced: Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

Monday July 11, 2016 – California State Fair Toyota Concert Series Golden 1 Stage

Tickets: Here 

We have stepped in as Chaka Khan has had to cancel and enter rehab, I’m keeping her in my prayers.

Wednesday July 13, 2016 — Stanislaus County Fair Info / New Story: Here

Just Announced. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Add Hawaii to Summer Dates

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Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez

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Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

 

 

Just announced June 25 Jody Watley added to Summer Jam in San Diego Valley View Casino Center

August 17-20 Blue Note Honolulu

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Watch the new O.R.I.G.in.A.L video

 

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Listen on Apple and Spotify. Buy it on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets worldwide.

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Muhammad Ali. Jody Watley Classic.

I’ve been fortunate and blessed to meet many awesome people – famous and not famous along the way, and still on the musical and life journey. Muhammad Ali “The Greatest” was one. He lived a remarkable life and inspiration so many with his courage and convictions far beyond the ring.

Had to dig this one out of my vast photo archives –  there I am waiting to meet him among others also waiting to talk to “The Greatest.” This was in 1982 at an event at Ali’s home in Los Angeles’ gated Windsor Square / Hancock Park. ‪#‎muhammadali‬ ‪#‎jodywatley‬ ‪#‎shalamar‬ ‪#‎archive‬‪#‎vintage‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎itsinthemusic‬ ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎life‬ ‪#‎thejourne‬— My Mom also told me Ali signed my Dad’s bible back in the 60’s 🙏🏽 both on to glory now

“I don’t have to be what you want me to be, I’m free to be who I want..” – Muhammad Ali

 

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Humbly waiting to be introduced to Muhammad Ali at an event at his home in Windsor Square Hancock Park Los Angeles in 1982.

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“..I don’t have to be who you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” “I said I was the greatest before I knew I was.” “Impossible is nothing.” “We become heroes when we stand up for what we believe.” “Don’t count the days -make the days count.” “Age is whatever you think it is, you’re as old as you think you are.” “..if I have changed one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain..”the man who has no imagination has no wings”….so many pearls of wisdom and inspiration.

Some favorite quotes I’ve shared over the years from The Greatest. Such an inspiring life, never afraid to speak his mind and evolve-did it his way.
Rest peace Muhammad Ali. A great champion, ambassador, humanitarian beloved around the world. My condolences to his family, friends and all who knew him best. 🙏🏽

Weekend Musings. Friday Rewind.

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Jody Watley. Original. Shalamar 1983 on tour in Belgium. Photo Courtesy of: Etienne Go.

Seeing this photo shared by a Etienne Go on Facebook from a club in Belgium in 1983 while on tour with Shalamar is another reminder of how long I’ve been getting to do some of the things I love and working really hard at it, and always fighting to be myself – through the many ups and challenges, obstacles overcome ..singing, performing, dancing, designing, writing and bringing joy to the people.

Here’s to the now, to the weekend.  It’s OK to take a glimpse back, evaluate, reflect, see how far you’ve come, use the lessons learned and so on – just don’t get stuck there.

Much Love!

 

 

 

Original. Fan Made. Hoops. Enduring Style.

This is another fun video with a take on the new Shalamar Reloaded single and video “O.R.I.G.in.A.L”

Ironically in the past few days, fans have shared with me these posts heralding the jumbo hoop earring, the blend of eclectic style high and low fashion.. it’s been  pointed out “they mention other artists who have followed the trend, trends you set –  except the person who started it – you”..origins people, learn it! “What you mean you don’t know about my hoops!”

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Read the Teen VOGUE Post: HERE – News Flash to the Teen VOGUE style writers – they’ve always been chic – and never left! I think it’s wonderful that the style endures generation to generation. To see them the Jody Watley Hoops -always makes me smile. Go girls – WerK!!

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Love.

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Don’t You Want Me – 1988. Recently signed with love from legendary designer Jean Paul-Gaultier.

 

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O.R.I.G.in.A.L – Jody Watley 2016 

Shalamar Reloaded. New Video Alert.

Watch it Again. #WatchMeWalkOut #FashionWalkOut

We all had a hand in writing this proclamation – total group effort, music and video. Own who you are no matter what people say – is really what it’s about.

 

 

Fan Made.

Jody Watley. Classic Thursday.

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For this #TBT – a look back at my #1 workout tape “Dance to Fitness.” A first for a woman of color, my motivation was that there were no fitness tapes with black women a fact that baffled me. It was the era of Jane Fonda and Denise Austin..and then me! Light cardio dancing, it was an awesome opportunity and moment in my journey. It’s in the Music!

Watch a clip: