Jody Watley. Glamour and Music.

Jody Watley. Nightlife. Photo Courtesy of Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

Jody Watley. Nightlife. Photo Courtesy of Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

My press release reads I’m bringing back the fun and glamour in music – with dance floor soul. Those elements to name a few are what I felt was and is missing. Always coming from an authentic place, this is where my spirit, which always guides what I do, led me. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be doing select interviews  and press beginning with urban media outlets – with a diverse range to follow. “Nightlife” – It’s In the Music!

“Nightlife, a career best vocal performance.” – Ernest Hardy, Music Journalist and Author

“Jody Watley delivers upon arrival..” – Okayplayer:

” The relevance in this tune is that Jody Watley is a master class in how to keep a career in dance and R&B going..” – CentricTV

“Jody Watley takes listeners for a twirl on the dancefloor with catchy lyrics..” – Soulbounce

“Jody Watley continues to define her artistic destiny unapologetically, it’s something in the  reality television era of R&B Divas that should be savored.” – QHBlend

Jody Watley. Nightlife. Editor’s Choice on CentricTV.

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The GRAMMY winning diva takes it to the dance floor on her new single: Nightlife

Check it out : CentricTV

Jody Watley. The Howard Theatre Review. Buddah Desmond’s Place

 

Image Courtesy of CentricTV, SoulSessions

Image Courtesy of CentricTV, SoulSessions

“..I expected a high energy show..” – Read the full review:

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Jody Watley Proves She Still Has IT – CentricTV Review. The Howard Theatre Concert

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The name Jody Watley has been an integral part of music for over three decades, and it seems the Grammy award winning R&B/Dance music diva isn’t slowing down any time soon…Click HERE to read full review.

A Selection of Candids from Inaugural The Soul Train Cruise

I just wanted to share a few photo’s from the Soul Train Cruise. I’ll be creating a gallery at my Facebook Page as well. Make sure to visit http://www.soultraincruise.com to learn more about the next cruise coming up in October 2013 and beyond.

The morning of cruise at hotel in FT. Lauderdale, Florida before going to board ship.

The morning of cruise at hotel in FT. Lauderdale, Florida before going to board ship. Wearing a pair of my favorite sunglasses “Chelsea” from Oliver Peoples.

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Jody Watley ready to board Holland America’s Westerdam ship. Lightweight wool  turtleneck with dolman sleeves from Zara and vintage Commes des Garcons belt.

I snapped this photo of a German couple during the mandatory safety drill.

I snapped this photo of a German couple during the mandatory safety drill.

As the sail away party was just getting started I snapped a photo with this couple Genevieve and her husband DJ Skelly - after they took one with me.

As the sail away party was just getting started I snapped a photo with this couple Genevieve and her husband DJ Skelly – after they took one with me.

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Jody Watley in San Juan, Puerto Rico – one of the port stops on the cruise. Read my style post about this top!

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After my beauty seminar which was packed with some wonderful women. I spoke on beauty from the inside out – we had a great time. One lady even left her beauty treatment in progess (in plastic cap and white robe) to attend – that’s love!

Van and I found a really cool restaurant in San Juan and were drawn in by the house music and ambience. These ladies from the cruise also came in.

Van and I found a really cool restaurant in San Juan and were drawn in by the house music and ambience. These ladies from the cruise also came in.

Jody Watley and DJ Biz Markie

Jody Watley and DJ Biz Markie on Lido Deck.

George Duke, Jeffrey Osbourne, Jody Watley and Tony Cornelius before Don Cornelius Tribute which I was the host.

George Duke, Jeffrey Osbourne, Jody Watley and Tony Cornelius before Don Cornelius Tribute which I was the host.

I snapped this photo while on the elevator on  T-Shirt Day of someone who had done a fun shirt - there were so many of them.

I snapped this photo while on the elevator on T-Shirt Day of someone who had done a fun shirt – there were so many of them.

Pictured with former Soul Train dancers Cheryl Song (known as the Asian girl by many) and Derek Fleming who taught some classes on ship. I hosted their Q&A panel.

Pictured with former Soul Train dancers Cheryl Song (known as the Asian girl by many) and Derek Fleming who taught some classes on ship. I hosted their Q&A panel.

Make no mistake - Don Cornelius created a GLOBAL presence - this family came from Great Britain

Make no mistake – Don Cornelius created a GLOBAL presence – this family came from Great Britain. There were people from around the world on the ship – enjoying the music, dancing and the spirit of Soul Train.

With Eric Seats Drummer for Patti Labelle

With Eric Seats Songwriter, Producer and Drummer for Patti Labelle

jw_van_bryce_bartenderLast day of cruise on Half Moon Cay. Pictured at the staff bar-b-que with bartender chef Bryce husband of one of Centric’s execs Kim, and Van Roy my friend and owner of Bailey’s in Marksville, Louisiana and part time staff at Avid.

Pictured with a couple cutie pies from Centric film crew.

Pictured with a couple cutie pies from Centric film crew.

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Majestic!

Nothing like watching a pure sunset or sunrise.

Nothing like watching a pure sunset or sunrise.

Windblown!

Servin’ hair and face –  nature’s wind machine at sea!

All photo’s (c) Jody Watley 2013. All rights reserved.

Jody Watley. Song of the Day. “It All Begins With You.”

 

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Just back from the inaugural Soul Train Cruise 2013. I’ll be posting and sharing thoughts and photo’s. Being at sea and and looking out at the majestic natural beauty of the ocean made me think of this song from my third album “Affairs of The Heart.” When I recorded it, my thought was to celebrate my father and to show my gratitude and thank you to God and the universe. My experience onboard wasn’t flawless, but I’m glad to have been a part of it and I had a ton of fun. If you can’t change the situation – change your attitude.

It’s not lost on me that what we generate into the world on a daily basis is also a very pivotal part of living.

Blessings and love.

 

Jody Watley On The Culture List.

Check out the article, click here:  Centric TV’s ‘The Culture List’.

 

Jody Watley. Soul Train Awards Weekend 2012.

The Soul Train Awards will air on Centric TV on November 25, 2012. Check your local listings.

In addition to being a presenter on the show, I was a part of various activities for the first annual Soul Train Awards weekend. At the Golf, Peace and Soul Golf Tournament I had the opportunity to meet NBA Hall of Famer and legend Julius “Dr. J.” Irving -if you know how much I love NBA basketball you’ll understand this made my entire trip! Being honest, I was hurt and disappointed with my participation – as it wasn’t what it was pitched to me to be with regard to the video package which wasn’t the one I approved; I’ll leave it at that but left the show feeling a bit like Rodney “I Don’t Get No Respect” Dangerfeld from the R&B gatekeeper powers that be. That said, it was still nice and an honor to be a part of the show especially to speak on Don Cornelius which is what it was all about for me. I believe the producers did a great job stepping it up with the production elements and moving the show to Las Vegas which gave it a more high end feel than recent past years. Raphael Saadiq and the assembled band and orchestra including Joi Gilliam on backing vocals was a nice funky touch. I came loving the song ‘Adorn’ by new singer Miguel who is a total cutie pie and sounded great live. I never had an opportunity to meet or take a photo with him. As a longtime fan of New Edition, I was happy to see them receive their lifetime achievement award, it’s hard to believe they’ve been in the music 30 years. In concert they were great and total pro’s as always.

With Julius “Dr. J.” Irving at Golf, Peace and Soul Tournament. (Photo: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved 2012)

Jody Watley speaking at Golf, Peace and Soul. (Photo: Jody Watley All Rights Reserved 2012).

With Eddie Levert and Walter Willams of legendary group The O’Jays at Golf, Peace and Soul Tournament, Soul Train Awards Weekend 2012. (Photo: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved).

Jody Watley and comedian Alonzo Bodden co-hosts for Soul Train Awards Concert featuring Miguel, TGT (Tank, Ginuine and Tyrese), and New Edition. (Photo’s: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved).

Jody Watley, with fans returning the love. Las Vegas, Soul Train Awards 2012. (Photo: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved).

Jody Watley, red carpet and press. Soul Train Awards 2012. (Photo’s: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved 2012).

Jody Watley. Classic Glamour. Backstage, Soul Train Awards 2012. (Photo: Jody Watley, All Rights Reserved).

 

 

 

In Grey Ant Matte Black shades, casual, checking out the shopping atrium over the weekend. The sign with various languages of the word “Peace” caught my eye.