Thought of The Day. There Will Be..

Story of my life. If it resonates with you too – just keep doing the damn thing, that’s what I always do.

World AIDS Day. Red Hot and Blue Looking Back

It’s interesting to look back on this monumental and important project and remember how my label was so against my being a part of it because of the perceived notion that being a part of HIV and AIDS education and awareness was a bad thing and the mentality of what people would think especially in the Black (urban) community, which one of the reasons I really fought to be a part of this no matter what people thought- it was necessary.

#Repost Via Red, Hot Organization

#redhotandblue TV special aired in over 30 countries in #1990. #coleporter songs, which NO ONE was even thinking about covering yet, seemed to speak poignantly to the early days of the #plague #Ivegotyouundermyskin #everytimewesaygoodbye to name a few were poetic reminders of the importance of love, romance, empathy and desire, in an era when people were afraid to even touch one another. We had numerous fights w/the network and sponsors in order to be able to speak directly about #AIDS and #SafeSex. The show featured music videos of nearly every song on the album as well as PSAs and interludes that spoke powerfully to dispell the fear, stigma and hysteria around the epidemic. These amazing #motiongraphics were produced in London, this was when doing any kind of moving graphics was incredibly labor intensive and complicated. The music is #whowantstobeamillionaire by #thompsontwins – for some reason they were the only band to not have a music video in the show, so they were featured here!!

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#worldaidsday2017 #worldaidsday #neverforget #fightaids #endaids #safesex #safesexishotsex #redhot #redhotorganization #1990 #lovewins #AIDSactivism #silenceequalsdeath #actup #lgbtq

Jody Watley. The Colors of Christmas Tour Gets Closer

The Colors of Christmas Tour kicks off in a few days, and everyone is working hard to bring a beautiful, meaningful and festive show.

Here I am with Ruben Studdard, I made him laugh when I told him how hard I was voting for him when he was in American Idol – and he told me how my solo debut hit single “Looking For A New Love” reminds him of his 5th birthday party, which was a big deal because it was the first time he sent invitations and the girl he had a crush on at the time. I love that about music!

Behind the scenes rehearsing the beautiful “My Grown Up Christmas” with Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis.

More tickets and more info : The Colors of Christmas

Quote of The Day.

.. and the toxic shady ones too. Get your circle right.

Feed The World. Classic Rewind.

The Historic Band Aid Single “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”

#OnThisDay London, 1984 – in one incredible day, I was fortunate to be asked to be a part of this charity single along with the best of the best of British pop and rock at the time. We recorded this single for Band Aid. Four days later it was released in the UK and it has been played at this time of year ever since and one of the biggest singles of all time in the U.K. and mega seller worldwide. It’s an experience none of us involved will ever forget and a song that made a huge difference.

Thought of The Day. For The Wanderers

You don’t have to stay where you are, never stop exploring, trying new things if you choose and being open to life and experiences. You never know what you will learn about yourself.

Be a wanderer sometimes.

Jody Watley. The Gift Of Music.

I don’t just make records – everything I do is like a  musical hand-made crocheted cashmere sweater – warmth and joy!

Add some of these recent releases to your music playlists and collections.

 

Jody Watley LIKE A HOLIDAY Cover Art

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Jody Watley Dancer Remixed – Cut Correct and Rhe Mix

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DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

 

 

Paradise EP

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As well, revisit  critically acclaimed releases “The Makeover” (featuring the Top 5 Billboard hit dance singles “I Want Your Love”, “A Beautiful Life”, “Borderline”)  and the ambient soul of “Midnight Lounge.”

 

Jody Watley and SRL. (formerly Shalamar Reloaded).

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Up Next:

The Colors of Christmas Tour  with Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis beginning Dec. 3 – Learn More and Get Tickets: Here 

 

A few tickets still available for my birthday concert at Blue Note Napa January 27 – we’ve extended the Meet and Greet option too! Gift the concert for the Jody Watley fan you know!!  – More Info and Tickets – Blue Note Napa  

 

Excited to announce more concert dates in 2018!!