Jody Watley Classic Image of The Week. InFashion Beauty.

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Jody Watley. InFashion Magazine 1988. Double page of cover feature and interview.

Photography & Makeup: Paul Gobel

Hair: Ernie Banales

Styling:  Jody Watley & Martine Leger

Jody Watley. The Howard Theatre 2020. Photo Essay Recap

Jody Watley: A Journey Into Sound rolled into Washington D.C.’s historic The Howard Theatre on Saturday February 8, 2020. The show begins with disco funk and soul, where I’m joined by SRL on a few of my Shalamar hits before we move on to our own releases (The Mood & The Passion) seamlessly transitioning the over 90 minute show into house, R&B, bossa nova jazz, a paired down funky rendition of “Friends”, a piano and vocal only “Everything” along hits from the 80’s, 90’s, Skin Deep from the just released ‘Winter Nights’ EP along with a the underground critically acclaimed aptly  titled 2000 electronic opus “Saturday Night Experience.”

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It’s all about L O V E!

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Disco Fabulous  with SRL to open the show “A Journey Into Sound” – they guys join me on Shalamar hits and SRL new music.

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J O D Y W A T L E Y – Getting it in with the fellas ‘Some Kind of Lover’

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“Friends are hard to find..”

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Soulclap! Saturday Night Experience.

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Real Love.

 

Photography by Sneakshot Photography All Rights Reserved. (c) 2020

Real Calm. Wattage.

At sea for a few days and made sure to take in the natural sounds of the ocean as often as I could. I even slept with my cabin door open to hear it at night while going to sleep – no need for the app when I had the authentic thing!

It was a must as well to appreciate the unspoiled sunrise and sunsets. Wherever you are it’s important to take a moment of pause. Breathe in – deep breaths out a few times a day.

Set a reminder in your phone if you need to.

Find your calm when you need it.

“A calm mind brings inner strength and a self confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” – Dalai Lama

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Jody Watley Winter Nights EP on RnbJunkie

Support this sophisticated soul!

Check out review on RnBJunkie

Review

Winter Nights on Albumism

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NEW MUSIC WE LOVE: #JodyWatley’s ‘Winter Nights’ EP | LISTEN here: Albumism

The Medium: Hot Girls Everywhere Should Bow Down and Pay Homage to Jody Watley

This tribute post is everything. To rarely be acknowledged for my influence is something I’ve gotten used to and never expect it at this point so this is very special to me.

Read it now : The Medium

Wattage Thoughts. What If.

Always take the positive option for what you think and tell yourself.

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Monday Wattage Thoughts. New Moon Self Care.

Passing this along..always good tips for living.

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Anyone who really knows me is aware of my love of the NBA and sports in general one of the many special things I share with my son Arie.

Post from January 26, 2020

I’m at a loss for words Rest In Peace international basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at only 13 rest with angels .. I just can’t believe it – one of my favorite NBA players and my sons as well always leaving it out of the court, my son attended many of his camps, Kobe was great with the kids and so personable, having opportunity to meet him, going to games, my son being so excited about his first pair of Kobe sneakers .. the list goes on – so many fond memories, was excited to see what he’d do with his Mamba academy, teaching the Mamba mentality of excellence, championing women’s athletics and with his children books so much ahead .. such a tragic day for all of the two families, and millions of fans around the world. I have no words .. this is surreal shedding tears over this. Prayers and strength to his wife Vanessa and family as well as condolences to the families of Christina Mauser, Sarah and Payton Chester; Keri and Alyssa Altobelli ; Ara Zobayan John Altobeli. This is just a devastating tragedy.

Cherish each day and those you love…

Rewind. Live Performance of ‘It All Begins With You.’

 

I posted this yesterday on my social media in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This performance was while pregnant with my son on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1992 while promoting my “Affairs Of The Heart” album -also performed that night was my single “I’m The One You Need.’ The Arsenio Hall Show was always a great place to showcase music for black artists simply on a merit basis – long before the  “what are the social media numbers, how many followers?” The gatekeepers of today would never allow a show like this.

Around this time I’d performed this single on Good Morning America on MLK Day. My performance earned me an invitation to The White House as the President and First Lady were so moved. It’s an honor I’ll never forget. I also used the opportunity to speak about equality, and support for public education – investing in our youth; definitely inspired by Dr. King. Many know I also recorded this song in honor my my father Rev. John Watley Jr.

“..the more of life I live to see, I feel more like a child – the lessons that I have to learn, I know will take a while – and if it takes eternity I hope your plans for me, surround me with a gift of joy and make my days complete..embrace me with your love and help me rise above – show me the way to keep the faith so I won’t forget to say that it all begins with you..”

We all have the ability to bring positive changes in our lives and in the world each day not to mention the ability to keep the faith and get through barriers and obstacles. You don’t have to be religious (I’m not) to believe in a higher power than all of us and the inner will we have when we keep the faith.

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