Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Turn It Out At State Fair. Review.

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“Watley earned her standing ovation..she’s broadened her range and her voice is stronger than it was 30 years ago..”

“Shalamar Reloaded..treating the crowd to two original tunes SlowDance and O.R.I.G.IN.A.L both of which hold up to anything Watley or any incarnation of Shalamar has ever done.”

Read the full review by Michael P. Coleman, Sac Cultural Hub: Here

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Just Announced Blue Note Hawaii

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Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu. It’s on!

 

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. 🙏🏽

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.

O.R.I.G.in.A.L on Poptastic Confessions

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See what Poptastic Confessions has to say about the new single and video: Poptastic Confessions

 

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Rock Harrah’s Atlantic City Again.

We brought our new show to Harrah’s Atlantic City and really took things up a notch. It was another stellar experience, nothing but love from the crowd. Undeniably, our favorite moment of the show was a toss up between ‘Full of Fire’ which turned into a tribute to Prince..Levi really had the audience nearly in tears with his beautiful solo and impromptu playing..the spirit just took us there. We’d planned to extend ‘Still a Thrill’ and go into a few jams like DMSR, Erotic City, Sexy Dancer, Cool..just vibe it..but we ran out of time when it felt like we were just getting warmed up at 90 minutes!

‘Dancer’..you really have to be at one of the concerts to be a part of it. To get everyone moving and grooving so much fun and a blessing. The Shalamar Reloaded was enthusiastically received as well which of course is what we wanted. We are moving forward..that’s what life is about. Learn your lessons. take control of your choices and life and keep it pushing no matter what people have to say.

Here are some behind the scenes photo’s.

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The squad in Atlantic City. Focused and ready. Soundcheck.

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Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero ‘TophatRo’ McCoy. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Harrah’s Atlantic City 2016

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Thank you Warren Bader and Harrah’s Atlantic City! 

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Nate Allen Smith – that smile says it all! Happy to be back at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

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Meet and Greet. Trance Smith serving all black realness and slaying.

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Meet and Greet!

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Nate Allen Smith. Brian Walmer shows us a lot of love in social media and offline. Rosero McCoy.

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Checking in..

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This connection came through social media, Matthew tweeted he’d proposed to his longtime sweetheart ..because she was longtime fan of mine he’d bought tickets to the show as a surprise. I invited them to the VIP Meet and Greet so I could meet them both and congratulate them. #RealLove 

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Always ready to slay. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Two hot sets of hits, new music and more – in one hot show. It’s an experience.

Levi Seacer Jr. our guitarist and former Prince and the NPG member, says it perfectly at the end of the short clip.