Milestone. Jody Watley. Don’t You Want Me.

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From Billboard Music Chart History.

Oct, 3, 1987 – “Don’t You Want Me” is the third single from singer Jody Watley’s eponymous debut album. The song was produced by Bernard Edwards of Chic-fame and written by Jody Watley, Franne Golde and David Paul Bryant.
“Don’t You Want Me” was one of the biggest crossover singles for the year 1987, reaching top ten on the Billboard pop and R&B charts and becoming a number-one dance club hit.
“Don’t You Want Me” landed in the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart the week of October 24, 1987, advancing from #56 to #40. The song reached #6 on December 19, 1987 and remained there for three consecutive weeks.

Styling: Jody Watley

Art Direction: Jody Watley and Lynn Robb

Photography: Victoria Pearson

 

NEW. Jody Watley on Daily Boom.

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Jody Watley by Michel Comte.

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SRL.

“Jody Watley Finds Joy in SRL and Peace in Speaking Up”

“When I say the name Jody Watley a number of things may rush to the forefront of your mind. Grammy winner. Fashion icon. Soul Train and Shalamar. Eighties dance diva and of course, those hoop earrings…” read the rest: here

There’s always something new to say ..check out my recent conversation with Cate Meighan Fox 11 Pop Culture Expert and Radio  Entertainment Reporter.

Jody Watley. The Mood.

Each of us – Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and I “SRL” did short teasers for the forthcoming “The Mood” video which will drop on September 26, 2016. “The Mood” is from the forthcoming “Bridges” full length.

It’s also been cool to see a few fans offer their take with clips on Instagram and Youtube, such as Shawn West.

 

 

Upcoming Concerts:

Oct. 8  – Atlanta Pride Piedmont Park

Oct. 13 – Roland Martin Interview TV-One w SRL

Oct. 14-16 Blues Alley Washington D.C.

Oct. 28-29 Best Hits 80’s Meets Symphony with Tokyo Philharmonic

Oct. 30 Special Guest of DJ Osshy Billboard Love

Nov. 11 – Yoshi’s Oakland

 

ICYMI: Recent Press Links

Jody Watley Speaks Out To Those It May Concern : Here

ABC Radio Networks : Jody Watley Gets Real About Her Legacy, Message and New Music : Here

MademeNoire : Jody Not Happy With Portrayal of Black Women in  Media: Here

Eurweb with Michael P. Coleman : Here

 

Jody Watley. A Soulful Conversation.

Save the date. Friday Sept. 23, 2016 – had such a great conversation today with Mr. Chris, I very much appreciated the love and enthusiasm!

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Jody Watley. MadameNoire. Black Women Portrayal In The Media.

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Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez

I’m really happy MademeNoire writer Ann Brown picked up on that part of my Open Letter, see what questions they posed: Here

Jody Watley and SRL on ABC Radio Feature

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Jody Watley and SRL’s Nate Allen Smith at ABC

Check out the new feature on ABC Radio, “Jody Watlet Gets Real About Her Legacy, Message and New Music” with Candace C. Smith  Read and Listen In: Here

Jody Watley. Shalamar Reloaded Friday Flashback and Update.

A year ago today Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and I were out in the Mojave Desert, Death Valley filming our first music video for SlowDance. It was a very monumental moment in our new journey. I’ve put my money where my heart is and invested in us because I believe in what we’re doing. You can’t just talk the talk – you have to walk the walk. Investing in myself isn’t new since becoming independent with Avitone in 1995 which has entailed paying for recording, photography, marketing, staff and so on. Extending the business to include Shalamar Reloaded is a big picture look as artist and entrepreneur. Certainly, it’s not the common road at this juncture in my music and professional life but one of which I’m totally enjoying and believing it will pay off it other ways doing something that hasn’t really been done like this. After the release of this single and video, it was picked up for license by Spectra Music Group. We’re currently about to do a digital distribution deal with Universal Japan for Asia and something exciting just came up with regard to a possible deal for the UK. We are also in the midst of writing and recording the forthcoming “Bridges” with a new video for “The Mood” in the pipeline.

Some people want to stay stuck in what was, could have been..I’m not one of them. It’s awesome to create,  make new goals and dreams. conquer obstacles, go out on a limb however one looks at it – now – today.

SlowDance is an in concert favorite by the way! It’s so cool to some of the couples accept our invitation and get up, put their phones down and come close.

We’d like to thank our growing new fan base and the media outlets who are showing us love by supporting what we are doing.

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Shalamar Reloaded. SlowDance Video Still. Sept 2, 2015 Photography All rights reserved Avid Music Inc.

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Caught in a moment on location Mojave desert – SlowDance Video. Shalamar Reloaded.  Photography: All Rights Reserved Avid Music Inc.