Jody Watley Electrifies Singing The National Anthem

Los Angeles, CA – August 21: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

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Music Style Icon Jody Watley Classic Images Of The Day. DETOUR Magazine 1990

Queen.
Black ail rose bolero by Rachel London.

Photography: Jake Crain

Makeup: Paul Starr

OTD. Jody Watley Music History. Looking For A New Love Remixes.

September 3, 2005

“Looking For A New Love” REMIXES peaked at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts becoming the first to take the same song to Number 1 in two different decades with remixes by ROCASound, Craig C., Levon Vincent, Chris Joss, Heinrich Z and more

Streaming on all digital platforms.

NEW Upload. Jody Watley Live In Concert. Skin Deep (Joy and Pain Mashup)

One of the things I enjoy about performing live is the ability to be spontaneous in what I say or do in the midst of it all. It leads to priceless and memorable moments as captured here with “Skin Deep” one of my favorite songs in my catalog.

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Get In Here! Go Behind The Scenes With Jody Watley and The Dodgers National Anthem Experience.

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‘Love’ For The Home. Creating Peaceful Living Spaces.

It was inevitable that I’d have a ‘Love’ luxury soy candle to join ‘Paradise’, ‘Sanctuary’ and ‘Comfort.’

Create an environment of all of those things in your living space. This is even more important with the ongoing pandemic, increased stress levels in some instances it’s a must to care for your well being and it begins within you – and at home. My vase, reminds me of a vintage piece or something quirky you might find at a flea market is from Target filled with a few roses – isn’t it cute?!

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Jody Watley NEW Upload. The National Anthem Performance at Dodger Stadium.

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OTD. August 26 – Jody Watley, Eric B. and Rakim Make Pop Music History with “Friends”

On This Day: August 26, 1989

“Friends” 🎤💿

by GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley ft. Legends Eric B. & Rakim

Peaked at #9 on the @billboard Hot 100 chart!

Writers: J. Watley, A. Cymone, Rakim, Eric B.

Additional Chart® History

#3 Hot R&B

#7 Hot Dance Club Play

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From Billboard:
First rap act with a guest credit on a top 10 hit: Eric B. & Rakim (Jody Watley’s “Friends,” 8/26/89)

Six years before Mariah Carey and Ol’ Dirty Bastard set the standard for pop-meets-rap crossovers with the “Fantasy” remix, late ’80s star Jody Watley invited hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim to guest on her Larger Than Life single “Friends.” It resulted not only in the first top 10-charting feature for a rap artist on any single, but it also marked the legendary rap act’s sole trip together to the top 40 — the duo only scored one Hot 100 hit as lead artists, the No. 96-peaking “Juice (Know the Ledge)” in 1992

https://www.okayplayer.com/music/what-were-the-first-rap-rb-collaborations.html

Jody Watley Performs Classics and National Anthem at Dodgers Stadium Recap.

It was an honor to be receive invitation and opportunity to perform 2 of my classics (I chose Don’t You Want Me & Looking For A New Love) and The National Anthem by the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium for their Black Heritage Pre-Game Show. I’d previously performed the anthem many years ago at Staples Center at an LA Sparks Playoff game.

The weather was perfect – not too hot with a gentle breeze. I really tried to be present in the moment from the minute I arrived..especially since I’d never been to the this historic stadium in the majestic setting of Chavez Ravine.

Once received my custom Dodgers jersey – Number 42 in honor with baseball trailblazer Number 42 Jackie Robinson – also a Dodgers Legend breaking the MLB color barrier.

I usually get nervous before each performance..not a lot just enough to know I’m not jaded and still excited about what I do, always wanting to do and give my best.

My dancers John ‘Havic’ Gregory and Joseph Szekula and I were fitted with in-ear monitors which I never use but due to the stadium setting it was the only way for us to hear the music and not get the delay. We were positioned with our backs to the bulk of the crowd to perform for the cameras and television broadcast – that was interesting but we could feel the energy of the crowd throughout.

After performing 2 Jody Watley classics, it was anthem time..a sense of surprising calm came over me. Closing my eyes, just sang it with my heart and soul, choosing the warmth of my lower register allowing room for the modulation. Because I’m comfortable in so many genres, I wasn’t intimidated by the song at all. My main thing was to keep it simple and not try to do too much – simplicity is key for me, deliver the sentiment of the song. I didn’t sing it exactly how I’d been singing it on my morning walks or home..or the run-through in the press box with Dodger’s official organist Dieter Ruhele – the final higher note I had not rehearsed or planned, the crowd was cheering and that’s the spirit took me to the finish…it felt very much like a home-run!

After performing we went into the Dodgers ClubHouse for food (haven’t had a hotdog in probably 10 years but I had a world famous Dodger dog before going on to a more healthy salmon and fresh veggies – the selection was vast) and drinks and then on to watch the game vs. The Mets. The box seats were incredible and the day was capped off with a Dodgers win. Yaaay!

A special shout out to Pamela Broussard PR who really got this ball rolling! She’s simply the best. More video to come.

Really kind security guard – huge fan from way back. Harold was really sweet and very enthusiastic.

42. For Jackie Robinson
Joseph Szekula, Jody Watley, John ‘Havic’ Gregory
In the press box with Dodgers DJ – DJ Severe.
With Dodger’s Official Organ Player Dieter Ruehle – we went over the anthem twice.
On the field.
Dodger Stadium. Black Heritage Day. Pre-Game.
Joseph Szekula, Jody Watley, John ‘Havic’ Gregory
Passing the time – DJ playing jams – I know that song 🙂
Pamela Broussard PR is the best!
Los Angeles, CA – August 21: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers) with new artist Maya B. who performed Black National Anthem.
Jody Watley & Actor Anthony Anderson – there to throw out first pitch.
Circle of Gratitude – on the one before we perform. Wattage on 3!!

Los Angeles, CA – August 21: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Los Angeles, CA – August 21: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Los Angeles, CA – August 21: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Los Angeles, CA – August 21: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Los Angeles, CA – August 21: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Los Angeles, CA – August 21: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Jody Watley National Anthem Snippet.
Nailed it!
Jody Watley. Photo Via The Dodgers.
The Black National Anthem was performed by new artist Capitol Records Maya B Sound.
Respect to 42.
In the stands – Dodgers cap off an unforgettable experience with a win against the mets!

In gratitude always.

More video to come!

Jody Watley LIVE at Morongo Resort and Casino – Photo Recap.

Ready for Meet & Greet.
A quick photo with 94.7’s Radio Legend Pat Prescott.
Jody Watley. Morongo Resort & Casino – I met lots of enthusiastic and fans full of love.
“Friends” are hard to find so be careful!

2 Shalamar Originals & Alum – Jody Watley and Gerald Brown sing ‘Take That To The Bank”
Take That The Bank! Gerald still sounds just like the record we recorded over 40 years ago!!
I made a spontaneous venture into the audience during “Skin Deep” masks were coming off for quick pics.
Looking For a New Love always means black tulle and of course signature hoop earrings!
Tevyn Cole, Kayla Henry, Joseph Szekula, Jody Watley, John “Havic” Gregory, Jasmine Boyes
Kayla Henry, Joseph Szekula, Jody Watley, John Havic, Jasmine Boyes
Real Love. Finale.
After slaying the stage – hot and sweaty – we stopped for a pose! Wattage Crew!! Joseph Szekula, John ‘Havic’ Gregory, Jasmine Boyes, Kayla Henry, Tevyn Cole. Big shout out to my band as well.

A great time was had by all!

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..the next morning before leaving, stopped in coffee shop ..having never seen danish and pastries this large in my life. I didn’t get one..but did take a photo.

The danish were probably 10 x 10 round- the picture doesn’t do them justice – everything was massive! It would take me all week to finish.
A quick fan photo. A quiet respectful approach but wanted to say he loved the show. You know I appreciate the love.