Gerald Brown, (who’d driven down from Indianapolis to see me) and I had a fun time and it shows on this brief soundcheck clip from 4thStreet Live in Louisville, Kentucky from May 26, 2013. An original lead singers of Shalamar reunion went down after 35 years!
We had an amazing experience in Louisville, enjoyed great food, friendly locals and then our show at the new structure 4th Street Live a semi- open air plaza with a stage in the middle surrounded by restaurants and other businesses. Staff was great, sound and lights – everything was terrific. Think concerts that are broadcast outside on on The Today Show’s Summer Concert Series – that’s what the vibe was. Former original male Shalamar lead singer Gerald Brown (Take That To The Bank” surprised me and drove down from Indiana. He was there at my soundcheck – before any of us had arrived, full of enthusiasm. We ended up doing an abbreviated version of our early Shalamar hit, falling right into step and sound as if 35 years hadn’t passed at all. There were thousands of people as far as I could see and surrounding the upstairs area’s as well – love definitely was in the house. After the show I met a young lady who said she was 20 and had never heard of me before my show – and was now a big fan. That’s also what it’s about as an artist – bringing in new fans.
“It’s in the music!”
Sunday May 26, 2013 – 4th Street Live Louisville. Click Here To Learn More About The FREE Event!!
June 8, 2013 – Night of Fortune GRAMMY Stars Concert, Chengdu, China
July 6, 2013 – Essence Festival Mercedes Benz Superdome – Superlounge Tickets and Info: Here
Funky NEW MUSIC! singles “Nightlife” produced by Count De Money and “The Dawn” produced by Mark de-Clive Lowe Coming Summer 2013!
Art Design/Logo: Ray Easmon, Jody Watley (c) 2013
Make sure to tune in to my interview with Skip Murphy in The Afternoon syndicated radio show broadcasting around the country – tomorrow May 16, 2013 at 5 PM. Skip Murphy took over the slot vacated by Michael Baisden.
Louisville, KY 4th Street Live – May 26, 2013 6 PM.
Chengdu, China – June 8, 2013
Essence Festival Mercedes Benz Superdome Superlounge – July 6, 2013
“NIGHTLIFE” the new single coming summer 2013, produced by Count De Money. Watley’s follow-up to her #1 Dance single “I Want Your Love” the seminole cover of the CHIC classic from 2006’s “The Makeover.” “NIGHTLIFE” is a guaranteed funky floor filler inspired by her disco funk days and current forays into modern soulful electronica written by Jody Watley and Count De Money with guest vocals by Gerald Brown, original Shalamar male lead vocalist “Take That To The Bank.”