This one kicked off my morning cardio — Eastwest Connection Remix from producer Dr. Bob Jones for my song “Photographs” released on the very groovy UK label Chillifunk in 2002 and featured on some soulful dance international compilations.
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter, Resurrection, Passover, Ramadan to those it applies – and just in general the best of another Self-Quarantine #stayhome weekend – don’t just sit around get some workout in – it’s good for your heart, mind, body, spirit, immune system etc. Sometimes when you have no desire to get up..music will take you all the way up.
Listen to the music – dance this dance to the rhythm of life. When you feel helpless and powerless by circumstances that’s all you can do. So let’s dance!
On the music front and as always beyond my early Jody Watley solo career releases, these are the songs and releases being listened to most. Here’s the latest analytics October 18-24. Keep listening, sharing with friends and of course buying the music is always appreciated and preferred.
Spotify remains the top service for Jody Watley fans with Apple Music a close second.
The Mood ft SRL
Nightlife (Classic Soul Mix ft. Gerald Brown / Shalamar)
The Jody Watley “Still A Thrill” Radio Celebration from The Wayne Boucaud Show, UK Black in 3D is now available on Mixcloud as a podcast. Listen again or for the first time!
Wayne did an excellent job on curating a few classics and a host of deep cuts and collaborations beyond the commercial realm with snippets of vintage interviews sharing pearls of wisdom, goals and determination with a desire to always be me and never confined to expectations or narrow vision. You’ll enjoy the entire show..and be reminded that there is still quality music being made – soul, jazz, funk and you can still mix them up into a delicious musical brew with the classics, under the radar gems.
It’s been such a great year of music for me solo (the Top 10 Smooth Jazz ‘Waiting In Vain’ and with SRL (Soul Revolution Love), “The Passion”, “The Mood” Alex Di Cio’ mixes coming with massive UK radio support; and the announcement of my first UK Tour in over 20 years. It means the most to have it be fueled by what’s new while celebrating what’s past.
In an ongoing music journey, it was cool to come across this review from September 2001 DJ Magazine for the single “Saturday Night Experience.” The single was lifted from an import released I recorded for Japan “Jody Watley Presents The Saturday Night Experience Vol. 1” – at that time I was ready to step away completely from music – instead stepping away from commercial minded music and all that goes with it. Quality has never waned, when popularity may have.
Most artists will say they don’t read reviews or are not big on reviews – but will admit that it’s a good feeling when you read a really positive one like this where the writer really gets in the music at hand. This was another music pivot for me and began my exploration and shift into underground club electronic fused with nu skool jazz, drum and bass and other ambient sounds. I listened to single to Giant Step, purveyors of quality eclectic and soulful music offerings through my Avitone imprint established in 1996 – also with a mantra of fueling quality music.
Shout out to longtime collaborator and music director/keyboardist in my band Rodney Lee (we wrote and produced the original together)..Ron Trent, and Blaze – still love these..available at iTunes and various digital outlets.