I’ve posted before how much I love the rain..the sound of it, the calmness of the sound and the cleansing nature of it in general. It’s one of those simple things in life I mention often to appreciate. I don’t like to have to drive in it..but there’s a rainbow to be found in any rainstorm. Stepping out into my yard to take this selfie and model my limited edition Christmas T-shirt from 2018 in the process.
This week I’ll be performing in The Colors of Christmas Tour with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and replacing Ben Vereen is BeBe Winans. I hope to see you for this unique and beautiful holiday concert. There will be a few of these t-shirts available -makes a wonderful gift for Jody Watley fans.
December 13: McCallum Theatre – Palm Desert, CA: Tickets
December 14: Cerritos Center for Performing Arts – Cerritos, CA : Tickets
Jazzy bossa nova vibes produced this one with Rodney Lee (Midnight Lounge album, The Makeover, Saturday Night Experience Vol.1) – film noir directed by Damien Sandoval. My music spans decades, not all of it super commercial but all of it quality, authentic and full of heart, soul and Ms. Jody Watley Wattage! This one managed to reach the Top 10 on Smooth Jazz and Top 25 Billboard Jazz Single for those who count those types of stats. Far removed from my Pop days but very connected to my continued artistry.
All Jody Watley music is available at all digital outlets..for anyone looking for my music, it’s all there, to listen, discover or revisit.
Top streaming service remains Spotify among outlets for Jody Watley fans, though the music is available at all digital outlets with Apple a close second. Of course my classics are there overall but these top streams are the independent contemporary releases from my Avitone label. “The Mood” Jody Watley ft SRL a big UK Soul chart hit has remained Number 1 for months, this week ‘Nightlife’ takes the top spot in Top Tracks.
If you’ve missed any of these releases – the time is always now..with digital it’s all there for you anytime! BUYING–LEGALLY DOWNLOADING the music is always appreciated and preferred.
Weekly Analytics Oct 11 – Oct 17 – Jody Watley Top 15 Tracks
The Mood – Jody Watley ft SRL. (Alex Di Cio’ Mix)
A Beautiful Life
Nightlife – Soulpersona Classic Soul Mix ft Gerald Brown (Shalamar)
I Want Your Love – DJ Spinna Mix
Saturday Night Experience – Ron Trent Mix
I Love To Love
The Passion – Jody Watley ft. SRL (Brian Power Remix)
Waiting in Vain
Weekly Analytics Oct 11 – Oct 17 – Top Releases – Jody Watley
Nightlife (Soulpersona Classic Soul Remix)
The Mood – Jody Watley ft SRL (Alex Di Cio Mix)
Nightlife – Remixed EP
The Passion – Jody Watley ft SRL (Brian Power Remixes)
Last weeks performance of one of my solo Pop/R&B classic hits was one of the best of the countless times I’ve performed it over the decades. My voice still retains it’s unique resonance and tone – though time has given it more depth. In soundcheck, I usually like to break the songs down to either piano and vocals, acoustic and so on before we bring all of the instruments in. There’s something more intimate that happens when the listener is just with voice and a lone instrument. No frills, vocal gymnastics and distractions – just the lyric and delivery to really touch a person in a different way.
Here’s a snippet from soundcheck of “Everything.” Make sure to subscribe to the Official Jody Watley YouTube channel : Subscribe
Coming up in August a variety of concerts and appearances – two with my full band and show August 16 New York, Sony Hall August 17 opening for Jeffrey Osborne in Atlanta Mable House Barnes Amphitheater.
As well if you’re in Honolulu September 7 – don’t miss a very special Jody Watley ‘Unplugged.’
New interview with Mike Vitti aired yesterday on popular UK station Mi-Soul Radio. You can listen now on the just posted new link. We had a great chat while I was in London for my April concert there at Under The Bridge – we touched upon the new music, a few thoughts on my Shalamar days and went back as far as Soul Train – I shared a fun bit of my history with The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. A must listen: