Jody Watley TBT Image 1993 – Grammy Awards Announcements With Clint Black.

 

Since winning the Best New Artist Grammy in 1988, I remain a voting member (all artists should be involved), have been a part of the GrammyU program serving on the Recording Academy Board of Governors serving on the Los Angeles Chapter for a few years in early 2000’s. Being a part of the academy from that perspective gave me greater understanding of how the process works. I was nominated and put on the ballot initially by a respected music writer and voted in. Later running for LA Chapter President against MC Lyte – Lyte won the vote and was terrific. This took me back to running for Class President in junior high only with less stress, I didn’t win that either, but it was great for my confidence no matter the outcome and as always – you never know unless you try and put yourself out there. It’s the journey!

Invited to return as a presenter (presented Toni Braxton Best New Artist Award in 1993) was cool as well as being a part of the Grammy Award Nominees Announcements that same year with country music star Clint Black. Awards shows are very different now so it’s nice to reflect for a second on this part of my continued journey as an artist and music peer.

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Focused.

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Jody Watley. 1993.

 

Jody Watley Attends Jackie Wilson Walk of Fame Ceremony.

Jackie Wilson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1987 – finally received his Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame (location is 7057 Hollywood Blvd) just across the street from historic The Roosevelt Hotel.

For those that don’t know the connection -Jackie Wilson was my godfather and the first to bring me onstage in concert when I was little (have mentioned though-out my career), it was such anh

Wonderful speeches yesterday from Motown and Music Legends Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson as well as original Chi-Lite Marshall Thompson. Jackie’s son John said if his dad were alive he would have probably said “..today I’ve been lifted higher than ever before ..” as his siblings and other family members also cheered with those in attendance.

Here are a few of my personal candids. If you missed the live stream – you can watch it currently  Hollywood Walk of Fame

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On my way! 

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The invitation.

 

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Feeling Supreme with original Supreme Mary Wilson..you know I loved them growing up and still do.

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Posing for media photo pool before ceremony.

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Jody Watley. Getty Images View.

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With founder of the Chi-Lites Marshall Thompson..junior high days for me!

 

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The one and only Smokey Robinson.

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All hail – Berry Gordy founder of  the influential Motown Records.

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With one of his daughters Sabrina, she has his eyes for sure!

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Jackie Wilson Star!

 

Jody Watley Featured On Love Yourself – Billy Porter Remix

Anybody walking?

Emmy Nominated Billy Porter (Pray Tell from also Emmy Nominated Hit TV Show Pose FX) Love Yourself ft. Grammy Winning Jody Watley-

(Craig C & Bill Coleman Elements of Vogue Remix)

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Welcome June 2019 – Part 2 Black Music Month

New Music Friday. New Promotional Video ‘Good Good Reason’ Jody Watley

A perfect blend of classic soul disco meeting modern soul.

Fun video visuals by Shawn West featuring vintage footage of me as a teen during my stint on Soul Train.

 

 

Side note: To those who have wondered the BET series American Soul is not my story or Shalamar, they are fictitious characters and story-lines.

Jody Watley Thursday Classic. A Chat With Dick Clark on Iconic TV Show American Bandstand.

Music. Fashion. Everything.

In 1987 after performing one of my hits from solo debut.. I think it was my second time from that album, chatting with Dick Clark on his American Bandstand. Music – Fashion – Jody Watley Style. I remember vividly Patti Labelle telling me at an American Music Awards “..a lot of people don’e get your style, but I do – It’s magazine baby, Magazine!”

Always be yourself whether people get you or not, has always been my thing.

 

Blessed to still be here – still a thrill being myself and doing what I love

 

NEW!! A Must Listen. Jody Watley Part One with Mi-Soul Radio’s Mike Vitti

Jody Watley The Passion Video

Mike Vitti  takes it back to the beginning with Soul Train and Shalamar as we begin the first of three parts of our in depth conversation highlighted with the new and classic music…you will be dancing too..or getting some fly by minutes on the treadmill!

Listen Now or At Your Leisure: MiSoulRadio Mike Vitti

Jody Watley and SRL Rewind. Good Day LA Fox 11

 

 

Jody Watley and SRL Good with Logo Good Day LA Fox 11 2018

In case you missed the performance and post show interview July 27, 2018 Jody Watley as well as Jody Watley and SRL on Good Day LA Mercury Insurance Friday Concert Series on Fox 11 LA. Watch now! SRL stands for Soul Revolution Love through our music.

 

-Story w/ performances: http://www.foxla.com/good-day/good-day-la-features/jody-watley-performs-don-t-you-want-me-the-passion-on-good-day-la

-FB Live post show: https://www.facebook.com/fox11la/videos/10160798098455553/

-FB Live Soundcheck: https://www.facebook.com/fox11la/videos/10160797793625553/

 

Jody Watley and SRL Performance and Photo’s Good Day LA Mercury Insurance Friday Concert Series

Watch the Performance and Interview: Fox 11 LA

Fantastic experience today for the Good Day LA Mercury Insurance Friday Concert Series – so much love!

How it kicked off.

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Congratulations Dave on the lighting Emmy!

Watch the full performances:

Fox 11 – Good Day LA

Jody Watley and SRL to Appear on Good Day LA Fox Morning News for The Passion

Set your DVR or watch live Good Day LA Fox Morning News. I’ll be on in the 9 A.M. hour performing live with SRL our new hit ” The Passion” as well as a solo classic.