Jody Watley. Digital Play Update November 29 – December 5.

 

Jody Watley – Top 20 Independent Tracks

  1. Nightlife – ft. Gerald Brown Classic Soul Soulpersona Remix
  2. The Mood – ft. SRL Alex Di Cio’ Remix
  3. I Want Your Love – DJ Spinna Remix
  4. Nightlife – Remix
  5. Slowdance
  6. A Beautiful Life
  7. Sanctuary – Soulpersona Radio Edit
  8. Saturday Night Experience
  9. I Love to Love – ft. Roy Ayers
  10. Borderline
  11. Sanctuary – Soulpersona Extended Mix
  12. Dancer
  13. Dancer – Cut Correct and Rhe’ Remix
  14. The Passion – ft. SRL  Brian Power Remix
  15. Whenever
  16. Whenever – Afro Kosmik Alternative Remix
  17. Skin Deep
  18. The Passion – ft. SRL
  19. Don’t Give Up
  20. I Want Your Love – DJ Spinna (Danny Krivit Edit)

Top 5 Releases

  1. The Makeover – Album
  2. Midnight Lounge – Album
  3. Nightlife ft. Gerald Brown – Soulpersona Classic Soul Remix – Single
  4. The Mood ft. SRL – Alex Di Cio’ Remix – Single
  5. Paradise – EP

 

Top 5 Jody Watley  Classics

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

 

Top streaming service for Jody Watley listeners is Spotify. (YouTube not included).

Jody Watley Spotify November 2019

Thanks for listening, playlisting, sharing!

 

Jody Watley Special Guest At Mickalene Thomas Better Nights At Miami Bass Museum

Performed at private event by invitation only – The Bass Museum:: ‘Better Nights’ Mickalene Thomas’ immersive art experience. The exhibition is an installation, performance space and bar that functions as an experience, a moment, a time, and a place. Including a series of five geometric-patterned mirror works and two collages by the artist, the exhibition features a selection of painting, photography and video by other emerging and prominent artists curated by Thomas.

Better Nights - Bio

Description of Event and Artist.

 

Jody Watley Exterior Bass Museum

Jody Watley – Exterior Bass Museum. Art Basel 2019.  Mickalene Thomas Better Nights Exhibition.

Back in 2013 -Art Basel Switzerland: Better Nights was with Solange Knowles – so this definitely going to be a high quality and unique experience and super cool to be asked. I’m often told how much there are elements her her look and out of the box approach reminds some music fans of me.

It was really difficult to capture the exhibition and do it justice on a phone and so I recommend looking at the professional images.

As always, I’m giving just a glimpse into some of the behind the scenes.

Jody Watley and Mickalene Thomas Better Nights 2019

Meeting Mickalene Thomas at soundcheck and have a chance to talk about her process in creating the installation – which took a year and a half start to finish.

With my rhythm section band chilling in green room, impromptu rehearsal of the special arrangement we were doing of ‘Still A Thrill.’

Jody Watley and SRL and banc Better Nights

With with fellas: SRL (Nate Allen Smith, John Gregory) Kerry Griffin, Naz Chambi, Wallace Butts Keith Eaddy Roland Hamilton.

Jody Watley and Mickalene Thomas Green Room Better Nights Miami 2019

Jody Watley. Mickalene Thomas.

Jody Watley - Performance Art Basel 2019

Showtime. Wattage!

Meatless Monday and Wattage Inspirations.

What’s on your Meatless Monday menu? There are so many options to keep you full, hydrated and replenished. To give you an idea for me today it lots of water (every day add lemon, fresh cucumber if you need a bit of flavor – with no sugar).   Breakfast it was oatmeal with fresh blueberries, banana – and of course I have to have my coffee now having it with a plant based ‘creamer’ – and no sugar which I gave up a while ago. My snack is almonds – main meal is black beans, kale salad with avocado, carrots and red cabbage. My dressing is home made – olive oil, crushed garlic, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, chopped cilantro. I hope you’re all trying it out – find what works for you.

 

Here’s a mini shoulder roll – do these each day anytime you need to release stress, tension or in general just need a moment to rejuvenate.

 

 

 

 

Wattage!

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. 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 YouTube New Post. Favorite Things.

Jody Watley – Holiday Season Vibes.

Here’s to the spirit of love, joy, hope and peace everyday – with something new to celebrate – like a holiday!

 

“Like A Holiday” – available at all digital outlets and streaming services – year round!

Jody Watley. The Essence. DJ Yellow Remix

“..remember love lives in you – happiness and peace of mind, the essence of being – the essence of life..positive living, worth remembering..”  The Essence.

I wrote the original with King Britt out of Philadelphia – lyrics and melody, he produced it and there’s an alternate GB Mix on “Midnight Lounge.”

Empowering lyrics don’t always get shine though that fact has never discouraged me from being true to myself.

Focused on posting more music for those not in the know – my catalog is vast, diverse and full of substance along with the fun. While revisiting my own work, I’m discovering new music..not sure why this isn’t the case for some..again I think people see as much as they want to see. To any artist of any form who may see this..never feel your canvas has to be the same or you must use the same colors with each creation.

The is the fabulous DJ Yellow (from France) Remix.

Jody Watley. Meatless Monday Wattage and Wellness.

Jody Watley - Stretch 5 - Adidas jacket outdoor

Stretch to retain flexibility..it’s also a good metaphor for living life.

Try to go without meat each Monday if you’re not already vegetarian or vegan. It’s good for you physically as well as helps you do a small part to help the environment. There are so many healthy options vegetables (I love roasted brussel  sprouts, with garlic, prepared with olive oil, your herb of choice, black pepper, a splash of lemon juice and for extra kick I use a few red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper..you can also add sweet potatoes or any of your choice), there are many kale dishes or if you like southern cuisine sauteed collards are good and full of nutrients. Look into bean dishes and soups, quinoa and so on. I’m always surprised as well when people say they don’t like water..add lemon, cucumber, lime etc..but water is also good for you and helps flush those kidneys.

As we head into 2020, I’m very much more focused wellness and putting others in that frame of mind. Through the years, I’ve always spoken about this in one way or another..released a best selling fitness video in the 90’s and fast forward to my single ‘Sanctuary’ all about creating personal spaces to promote peace and joy – too many walking around carrying stress. This is a way I’ll be using more of my social platform for – especially this blog.

This specially curated playlist will get you moving..even if you’re simply in your kitchen prepping that healthy dish. Wattage!

Million Miles. Jody Watley with Peter Harper Collaboration.

A variety of eclectic collaborations to date including this duet with Peter Harper – soulful folk music from his 2017 release “Break The Cycle.” Whenever casual listeners who have not kept up ask about my music I  let them know there is a vast amount of Jody Watley music and collaborations on all digital outlets. What I continue to learn is people see what they want to see, and hear what they want to hear. Phones are basically not just a device .. they serve as a vessel for music, podcasts, sports, streaming TV, movies, blogs, fashion, cooking, health, the list goes on .. research of any thing you might be looking for very much a portable encyclopedia – and especially make it easy to keep up, discover or catch up with artists and our music. To those who had in mind which box I was to be placed in as an artist, no doubt there will always be indifference and a lack of interest if the music doesn’t fit what you want to hear. My music crosses genres beyond the 80’s, though I love that music too it’s not the sum of all my parts.  As I’ve said, I’m an artist, songwriter much like a painter who steps to the canvas always wanting to paint with different colors and create new pieces.

With that in mind, I’ll be posting more music…even though some will still see what they want based on their perception of where they are.
A positive and pro-active start to the week to all! ‘Break The Cycle’ of being lazy in how you use your phones!