Jody Watley Classic Image and Thought of The Day.

Mirrors.

Don’t ever dim your shine to make others feel better. Shine on from the inside -out. Like my Dad always said as well be a person of substance and always value yourself. ✨

Here’s a #TBT 2008 VOGUE Italia the historic “The Black Issue”

Being included in this issue is another benchmark in my ongoing solo career that I’m very proud of because of the music artistry – a childhood dream that became a reality.

Work hard – keep shining.

Photography by Herb Rita

Makeup JoAnne Gair

Hair by Peter Savic

Upcoming Concerts:

October 21 Famously Hot South Carolina Pride, Columbia

SC Showtime 6 PM

Oct 28 Genesee Theater with Debbie Gibson and Lisa Lisa

Nov 11 -18 80s in The Sand Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Dec 3 – Westbury NY — NYCB Theater

Dec 5 – New Brunswick, NJ – – State Theater New Jersey

Dec 6 – Broward, FL — Broward Center Au Rene Theater

Dec 7 – Chandler, AZ — Wild Pass Hotel and Casino

Dec 8 – Palm Desert, CA — McCallum Theater

Dec 9 – Cerritos, CA — Cerritos Center for Performing Arts

Dec 14 – Milwaukee, WI — Potawatomi Hotel and Casino

Dec 15 – Joliet, IL — Rialto Square Theater

Dec 16 – St. Charles, MO — Scheidegger Center

Dec 17 – Dallas, TX — Majestic Theater

January 27 – Napa, CA — Blue Note Napa “Timeless”

Birthday Celebration Concerts

More dates TBA

NEW — What’s The Tee With Rupaul and Michelle Visage

Listen Now: RuPaul What’s The Tee Interview

Jody Watley Timeless Style.

Style Signatures. Just as much as I still love a good edgy moto/biker jacket .. I still love a good tailored suit /jacket like the one I’m wearing here back in 91.

Reposting:

Instagram/jodywatleystyle page:

1991 Jody Watley in Us Weekly photographed by Jon Ragel, hair by Jody Watley, make up by Collier Strong, styling by Jody Watley and Jeannine Braden

Always find your own personal style-it’s a way of saying a bit about who you are without having to speak.

Jody Watley Debut Album Turns 30. AndresMusicTalk

“If 80’s funk was baseball I’d say Jody Watley hit a home run on this one.” AndresMusicTalk

 

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Jody Watley 30. Classic, Rolling Stone Magazine 87.

It’s very rewarding to see the acknowledgment of the impact of my debut.

Check out another feature writeup on music blog: AndresMusicTalk “Jody Watley’s Debut Album Turns 30: It’s Been Some Kind of Love: Here

Some Kind of Wonderful. A Conversation with Jody Watley Warrior Woman and Master of Reinvention.

 

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Jody Watley. Photography: Victoria Pearson.

Read the in-depth conversation with write Quentin Harrison, Albumism: Here

Thought of The Day. Sparkle and Shine.

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Never let anyone dim your sparkle or shine. Leave some of it everywhere you go! -Jody Watley

Flashback. Jody Watley Japanese Feature

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Jody Watley. Japanese music magazine feature.

Japan has always been a strong market for me since my solo debut. I look forward to going over next month, October for something new – this time Best Hits 80’s Meets  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Rock Harrah’s Atlantic City Again.

We brought our new show to Harrah’s Atlantic City and really took things up a notch. It was another stellar experience, nothing but love from the crowd. Undeniably, our favorite moment of the show was a toss up between ‘Full of Fire’ which turned into a tribute to Prince..Levi really had the audience nearly in tears with his beautiful solo and impromptu playing..the spirit just took us there. We’d planned to extend ‘Still a Thrill’ and go into a few jams like DMSR, Erotic City, Sexy Dancer, Cool..just vibe it..but we ran out of time when it felt like we were just getting warmed up at 90 minutes!

‘Dancer’..you really have to be at one of the concerts to be a part of it. To get everyone moving and grooving so much fun and a blessing. The Shalamar Reloaded was enthusiastically received as well which of course is what we wanted. We are moving forward..that’s what life is about. Learn your lessons. take control of your choices and life and keep it pushing no matter what people have to say.

Here are some behind the scenes photo’s.

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The squad in Atlantic City. Focused and ready. Soundcheck.

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Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero ‘TophatRo’ McCoy. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Harrah’s Atlantic City 2016

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Thank you Warren Bader and Harrah’s Atlantic City! 

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Nate Allen Smith – that smile says it all! Happy to be back at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

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Meet and Greet. Trance Smith serving all black realness and slaying.

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Meet and Greet!

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Nate Allen Smith. Brian Walmer shows us a lot of love in social media and offline. Rosero McCoy.

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Checking in..

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This connection came through social media, Matthew tweeted he’d proposed to his longtime sweetheart ..because she was longtime fan of mine he’d bought tickets to the show as a surprise. I invited them to the VIP Meet and Greet so I could meet them both and congratulate them. #RealLove 

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Always ready to slay. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Two hot sets of hits, new music and more – in one hot show. It’s an experience.

Levi Seacer Jr. our guitarist and former Prince and the NPG member, says it perfectly at the end of the short clip.