Episode 3 snippet about finding your joy from The Jody Watley Show featuring Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, actress, Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee Deborah Cox.
Tune in to the final re-broadcast May 18, 2023 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST. Sirius XM The Groove, Channel 50, great conversation, music and vibes, On Demand on the SXM app.
“In a time when there’s so much negativity, artists blatantly disrespecting other artists, it’s important to me to bring forth uplifting and inspiring conversations. “The Jody Watley Show,” is representative of who I am. I feel blessed with the opportunity and freedom from Sirius XM to do this type of show which is also rooted in classic R&B music and what it continues to represent; love for one another, relationships, and feeling empowered, the wattage – the light.” – Jody Watley
Make a note “The Jody Watley Show” airs the second Sunday of each month 3 PM PST / 6 PM EST on Sirius XM The Groove, Channel 50.
NEW YORK, May 8, 2023 – Music icon Jody Watley welcomes Deborah Cox as a guest on “The Jody Watley Show,” in a special Mother’s Day episode on SiriusXM’s The Groove, Channel 50.
Tune in on May 14th and catch the Deborah Cox interview on The Jody Watley Show.
Deborah Cox is a Grammy nominated, award-winning recording artist, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, and international talent spanning the worlds of music, Broadway, television, film, and fashion. She has six top 20 Billboard R&B singles and an impressive thirteen No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart. Deborah is currently winning rave reviews for her roles on BET’s First Wives Club and Emmy-nominated HBO MAX’s series, Station Eleven. In May 2022, she made history as the first Black woman inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
The Jody Watley Show, a 2-hour monthly show airs every second Sunday exclusively on SiriusXM’s The Groove at 6 PM (EST) / 3 PM (PST) and on the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online.
SiriusXM reaches nearly 34 million subscribers monthly.
“I am thrilled to welcome the fabulous Deborah Cox as a guest on my show in the special Mother’s Day episode,” -Jody Watley.
The Jody Watley Show is packed with the best of classic to contemporary R&B music and engaging conversations with surprise guests.
Watley is a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, businesswoman, and one of the architects of 21st century pop, affectionately referred to as “The Queen of Cool.’
Renowned as one of the defining artists of the 80s with an influence on style, music and pop culture, Jody Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.
From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1989’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim pairing that is the first to crossover R&B/Hip-Hop, Pop and Dance into the Billboard Top 10 “Friends,” to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s long before it became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses genre.
Get your groove on with Classic R&B on SiriusXM’s The Groove channel 50. Hear the important artists from the ’70s and ’80s including Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Isley Brothers, the Gap Band, along with host Jody Watley, and more.
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(LOS ANGELES) December 12, 2022 – Grammy winning artist Jody Watley has confirmed to perform at music icon and superstar, STEVIE WONDER’s 24th House Full of Toys Benefit Concert on Saturday, December 17, 2022 – Microsoft Theater.
“Today, more than ever throughout the world, we are challenged with many issues… social, political, economic, spiritual, but that must not stop our opportunity to give and share in the spirit and reason for the season. I am as always overjoyed to again present the celebration House Full of Toys,” says Stevie.
House Full of Toys will benefit children, people with disabilities and families in need. Concertgoers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy. Your charitable gift is 100% tax deductible since no goods or services will be provided in consideration for your gift. Wonder’s We Are You Foundation m is a nonprofit organization, IRC501(c)(3).
“When Stevie Wonder, the most celebrated music icon of all time calls, you answer,” says Watley. “He is a wonderful and true humanitarian. I am truly honored to be a part of his House Full of Toys concert.”
Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music, having received numerous awards and honors including 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. His humanitarian efforts are world known.
He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and is a Commander of France’s National Order of Arts and Letters. Stevie has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is a designated United Nations Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities.
Tickets went on sale to the general public Friday, November 4 at 10 am (PDT) via AXS.com
It was an honor and pleasure to perform again with these gifted and kind people-my friends Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson and the silky soulful Ruben Studdard.
“The Colors Of Christmas” Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Colors of Christmas band, and fantastic director conductor Gail Deadrick. We performed holiday classics as duets, trio, and quartet and some of our own hits bringing the spirit of love and joy to all in attendance in the return to San Francisco Symphony after several years.
It was a magnificent, joyful and blessed experience (December 6-7, 2022). More photos and video to come!
The Historic Supergroup -“Band Aid” Single “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”
While living in London after my departure from Shalamar in 1983, I’d signed a spec Solo deal with Phonogram/Mercury Records in 1984.
I received a call from Mariella Frostrup, who was the publicist for Phonogram Records U.K. at the time. Mariella didn’t give a lot of details about the session, just that I really needed to be there at request of Sir Bob Geldof as well who was organizing a recording session.
None of us really knew the magnitude of what it would be, we all turned up casually – some of the artists would joke they were coming from the pub or clubbing the night before.. it was all very low key when invited. One of the things that makes it so organic looking is no one was really done up for the cameras so to speak.
The result was “Do The Know It’s Christmas” the name of the group – Band Aid. Four days later it was released in the UK along with a powerful documentary and it has been played during the holiday season since. “Do They Know It’s Christmas” remains 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, setting the bar for other charity singles to follow.
I’ve said through the years, meeting George Michael and asking if he’d do a duet with me – which he did when I returned to America and signed with MCA Records recording my proper solo debut and looking back on it, it’s also notable I am the only black female artist and only 1 of 4 women in total. To be a part of this historic recording as my first solo endeavor is truly a astounding.
Some artists declined including other female from what I was told back then. To be a part of a historic single as the first thing I did after leaving and post Shalamar is such a gift.
The single went straight to Number 1, was front page news and has raised millions of dollars for famine relief and remains a milestone Christmas single despite a regrettable lyric (tonight thank God it’s them instead of you) created in the moment by the writers of the song as they have later acknowledged – the intent of the song is so very positive. Feed The World – Let Them Know It’s Christmas Time Again. That message and sentiment will always remain, help those in need.
Many of us performed the song on Top Of The Pops as well you can find it on Youtube along with original video.
After Band Aid two 12″ singles (Where The Boys Are and Girls Night Out) were released in 1984 and 1985 as JODY. I already had a vision in style (edgy and fashion forward) hard hitting dance music with an eye of not being labeled or marketed as ‘formerly of’. I was intent to establish my own identity solo with a decidedly more funky dance pop vibe as a debut. I’d written with Bruce Woolley of The Buggles and produced by The Art Of Noise before they were The Art Of Noise (Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeckzalik) with engineer Gary Langan. Ultimately, the label and I weren’t on same page and eventually I moved back to America, signed a new deal with MCA – the rest is solo history!
Just a periodic check in with you my wonderful subscribers, I appreciate you. This is a safe space away from social media to stay up to date with me as well as receive positive affirmations to those who just might need it in any given moment.
A few more opportunities to see me live this year:
November 1 – Rancho Mirage Aqua Caliente Resort “A Night To Remember” Gala benefitting Cathedral Senior Center, Get your black tie garments together for a great cause – Tickets
December 6 & 7 – with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra “Colors Of Christmas” also featuring Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard – don’t miss this fabulous holiday show! Davies Symphony Hall – Tickets
December 10 – Freestyle Explosion “Holiday Jam” – it will be a party. Pechanga Arena – Tickets
I’ll also be performing the National Anthem on Christmas Day December 25 for a major sports franchise – Stay Tuned!!
“Autumn is the season that shows us that change can be beautiful – be encouraged.”
Colors of Christmas is an experience like no other music tour of combined talents and artistry.
’m thrilled to join The Colors of Christmas concert again, along with Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson, and Ruben Studdard performing with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall December 6 & 7. To perform with the symphony orchestra again is a dream come true not to mention singing with Oleta, Peabo & Ruben – total awesomeness!!
Come experience a couple of my classics with an orchestra and the magic of seeing all of us sing duets and ensembles in the spirit of Christmas and holiday season – even the Grinch would enjoy it!
Jody Watley, just added to this Freestyle Explosion Holiday Jam. This will be a non-stop party December 10 in San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena. Get tickets early, this show with all of your freestyle favorites will sell out. AXS Tickets