Remembering Bernard Edwards.

Salute to Bernard Edwards. Birthday Remembrance Born October 31, 1952. Most don’t realize Bernard renowned for his work with Nile Rodgers & CHIC, The Chic Organization, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge to name a few helping redefine soul and disco music in so many ways.

Bernard Edwards also produced 3 songs on my solo debut “Don’t You Want Me” written with my BFF Franne Golde – my duet with George Michael “Learn To Say No” and “Love Injection” – powerhouse drummer Tony Thompson was also on those tracks as well. Before I secured a solo deal I asked Bernard if he’d produce some songs on my debut album and he kept his word, just like George Michael. Having Bernard on board also helped me get signed to have such a respected legend on board and in full support.

Rest in Eternal peace with love and respect to Bernard Edwards, a super nice person to have known.

Originally meeting him when I was in Shalamar I was /am a huge Chic fan and most all of their productions— I fondly recall Bernard gifting me a fabulous pair of red suede #maudfrizon (who was all the rage with fashionistas at the time) – disco roller skates with metallic stars – they were of course very chic! To have worked with him is very special, the music always lives on.

Jody Watley Celebrates Diana Ross.

 

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Classic "Nightlife", Studio 54 style with Diana Ross.

Classic “Nightlife”, Studio 54 style with Diana Ross.

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She should have won the Oscar for her role as Bille Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues - in my opinion!

She should have won the Oscar for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues – in my opinion!

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Still The Boss Miss Diana Ross.

 

It’s no secret that Diana Ross from her days as a Supreme, and a stellar solo career was and remains an inspiration. Dian Ross represents a master class of style, class, elegance, glamour, iconic images like no other and longevity. The camera has always loved her and she’s always known how to strike the best pose. Radiant smile, silky voice, a natural and terrific actress – yes! Ms. Ross will always be the boss and reign supreme as the diva of all diva’s in the greatest most positive way for me. As well, she represents how to raise children while maintaining a career under the glare of the spotlight and being ‘present’ for them. One can feel there bond and appreciate that they all seem well adjusted human beings who happen to have one of the most legendary singers of all time as their mother.  Being a great Mom first has also been number one to me, and she served as a role model to a degree on that end as well. She’s 70 today and still fabulous!