Jody Watley. Meatless Monday Wattage and Wellness.

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Stretch to retain flexibility..it’s also a good metaphor for living life.

Try to go without meat each Monday if you’re not already vegetarian or vegan. It’s good for you physically as well as helps you do a small part to help the environment. There are so many healthy options vegetables (I love roasted brussel  sprouts, with garlic, prepared with olive oil, your herb of choice, black pepper, a splash of lemon juice and for extra kick I use a few red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper..you can also add sweet potatoes or any of your choice), there are many kale dishes or if you like southern cuisine sauteed collards are good and full of nutrients. Look into bean dishes and soups, quinoa and so on. I’m always surprised as well when people say they don’t like water..add lemon, cucumber, lime etc..but water is also good for you and helps flush those kidneys.

As we head into 2020, I’m very much more focused wellness and putting others in that frame of mind. Through the years, I’ve always spoken about this in one way or another..released a best selling fitness video in the 90’s and fast forward to my single ‘Sanctuary’ all about creating personal spaces to promote peace and joy – too many walking around carrying stress. This is a way I’ll be using more of my social platform for – especially this blog.

This specially curated playlist will get you moving..even if you’re simply in your kitchen prepping that healthy dish. Wattage!

Million Miles. Jody Watley with Peter Harper Collaboration.

A variety of eclectic collaborations to date including this duet with Peter Harper – soulful folk music from his 2017 release “Break The Cycle.” Whenever casual listeners who have not kept up ask about my music I  let them know there is a vast amount of Jody Watley music and collaborations on all digital outlets. What I continue to learn is people see what they want to see, and hear what they want to hear. Phones are basically not just a device .. they serve as a vessel for music, podcasts, sports, streaming TV, movies, blogs, fashion, cooking, health, the list goes on .. research of any thing you might be looking for very much a portable encyclopedia – and especially make it easy to keep up, discover or catch up with artists and our music. To those who had in mind which box I was to be placed in as an artist, no doubt there will always be indifference and a lack of interest if the music doesn’t fit what you want to hear. My music crosses genres beyond the 80’s, though I love that music too it’s not the sum of all my parts.  As I’ve said, I’m an artist, songwriter much like a painter who steps to the canvas always wanting to paint with different colors and create new pieces.

With that in mind, I’ll be posting more music…even though some will still see what they want based on their perception of where they are.
A positive and pro-active start to the week to all! ‘Break The Cycle’ of being lazy in how you use your phones!

 

 

Jody Watley in Ebony Magazine Top 25 Black Music Style Icons

Ebony Top 25 Black Music Style Trendsetters

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I want to thank Ebony Magazine for the acknowledgement and inclusion on this esteemed list.

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Wattage Thoughts Of The Day.

 

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Should you find yourself continuously in the midst of consistent lies, vendettas, grudges, bitterness, jealousy of others.. keep going, that’s what I do anytime people bring something negative to me that others are saying. Those people can’t stop anything and trust me in my case, they’ve been trying for a long time. Remember that whatever they do or if they are able to turn others against you  – whatever it is and whoever ‘they’ may be – it isn’t worth much anyway. Keep on keeping on to anyone who can relate to this type of thing.

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Jody Watley with Brian Power Give You A Good Good Reason To Love

Via Soulfood Music and SoulHouse Records UK.

GRAMMY WINNING MUSIC LEGEND JODY WATLEY & SOULHOUSE MUSIC’S BRIAN POWER GIVE YOU A GOOD GOOD REASON TO LOVE.

On the heels of Two Top 5 UK Soul Singles “The Mood” and “The Passion”, Grammy winning music legend and former original Shalamar female lead Jody Watley returns with “Good Good Reason” produced by house music’s Brian Power.

This instant groover comes complete Watley’s distinct soul vocals, classic bass, brass, sass and synth riffs in a nu-disco blend of soul ready made for dance floors and radio worldwide.

Look for the Original and Funk mixes ready made to take soul heads into spring summer for seasons to come.

Jody will be in the UK performing and completing Radio promotion to support the single.

 

UK date : FRI APRIL 19TH. UNDER THE BRIDGE , FULHAM

https://www.seetickets.com/event/jody-watley/under-the-bridge-fulham-london/1287342

 

GOOD GOOD REASON

BRIAN POWER Feat JODY WATLEY

LABEL: SOULHOUSE MUSIC

PRODUCER: BRIAN POWER

WRITERS: BRIAN POWER, ANDREA BRITTON, TONI ECONMOMIDES, MIKE PLATO, JODY WATLEY

RELEASE DATE :

TRAXSOURCE : APRIL 12th

MAINSTREAM : APRIL 26th

PROMOTIONS: STEVE RIPLEY // SOULFOOD MUSIC

07702 161290 / SOULFOODMUSICUK@GMAIL.COM

Jody Watley. Music and Life. The Tough Decisions.

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Navigating life and career.  Ended 2018 having to make a difficult business decision after a year of contemplation and coming to terms with hard realizations. There are times in life personally and professionally in order to continue to grow, it’s necessary to make changes, and allow others to do the same.  In the tough decisions especially for entrepreneurs or those with whom you’ve had a close relationship and the lines may have been blurred it’s even harder it will be taken personally when it’s not. Business is business and it’s wise to always keep that in mind.

Often the only person who can see a vision is you, it’s not a cold hearted thing, it’s the ongoing evolution of being and willingness to step out of comfort zones- not everyone is going to be on that same page or path. Never one to shy away from my instincts is something to never fear or avoid – no matter how difficult. Stay stagnant, rigid and stuck – or keep pushing for new levels. You never know until you try and do is also one of my life mantras.

Being able to be close to home to be there and present for my ailing Mom continues to be a priority in the midst of the music, just as it was when I was raising my daughter and son. I’ve cut back on some travel and concerts such as putting off shows in Glasgow and Manchester to make sure I’m never too far away. The process continues to push me into an even more reflective mode about life in general. One of the things my Mom has said when talking to one of her doctors on a bad day and through pain that really resonates “..no matter what, I’m happy to still be here..fighting..” – words to live by.

If you see that I’m coming to your city – don’t miss it. As an artist never been one to do a ton of dates to begin with it’s always a quality over quantity always – that keeps it fun. 2019 will include select dates, some of the schedule has had to be revised, always an experience of good vibes, memories, creating new ones and inspiration.

Stay tuned for info on upcoming new music projects as well!

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Out Now!

The Top 10 Smooth Jazz Single 2018:

Top 3 UK Soul Chart 2018

Brian Power Remix:

Top 2 UK Soul Chart 2018

The Brilliant Light of Jody Watley. 5Magazine.

 

 

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Review of “The Passion” Jody Watley & SRL.   “Nothing has diminished the brilliant light of Jody Watley. Brian Power cranks it up a few more lumens on his remix of “The Passion,” the forthcoming remix of the single by Jody Watley & SRL, Jody’s group project. The official track isn’t out until September 28 but Jody shared an ad hoc teaser video right now…” Read the full review and inspirational background of Brian Power: 5Chicago.com

 

 

Jody Watley Austin Pride Appearance Poster

A longtime advocate of the LGBTQ community Jody Watley will make her first appearance in Austin Texas for their Pride celebration on August 3, 2018 to perform a highlight set of some of her signature solo hits.

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Jody Watley – Spotlight “Waiting in Vain” on RnBJunkie

 

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Providing the latest in Music, Entertainment and Culture, music site RnBJunkie spotlights the new Jody Watley solo single “Waiting In Vain” : Here

Jody Watley ft. SRL The Mood Alex Di Cio Remix UK Radio Update and ReCap

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No stranger to chart success, Grammy award winning songstress,songwriter, producer and style icon Jody Watley has had hits spanning decades as a solo artist, and before that as the original female lead voice and sound of the group Shalamar. Currently, Watley has now gone into a rare category of a successful artist to create a new group and see it garner it’s own success and identity with her renamed Jody Watley ft. SRL originally formed in 2015.

The beginning of 2018 began with an unexpected surge of support for  “The Mood” after a remix from esteemed Italian DJ Remixer Producer Alex Ci Dio. Di Cio played it for New Year’s Eve revelers. The remix turned out to be a real floor filler then catching the ear of British radio personalities. Since that time and with Avitone Recordings bringing in a specialist team to further get the single out.

Released to digital outlets on February 12, 2018 where it also debuted at Number 11 on the Top 20 Mi-Soul Soul Connoissuers Chart, Jody Watley ft. SRL’s  “The Mood” has already shot to Number One on Solar Radio and in the tops of numerous playlists with prime play on key stations and building.

Here’s a look:

Number One The Mood Soul Train Radio

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Jody Watley ft SRL Sweet Rhythms Number 2

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Jody Watlet ft SRL Soul Train Radio Number Two The Mood

Record of The Week

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Single of The Week

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Mi-Soul Radio Early Support with ‘A La Carte’ Spotlight

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NEW Entry at 11 on the Mi-Soul Soul Connoisseurs Top 20 Compiled from the  Top 100 Stations Hottest New Soul R&B Music

Official Video

Contact: Steve Ripley Soulfood Music UK for more information and radio requests.

soulfoodmusicuk@gmail.com

RELEASE:

Jody Watley featuring SRL – The Mood (Alex Di Ciò Remix)

Label: Avitone Recordings • BPM: 91 • Genre: R&B / Soul • Released: 2018.

Jody Watley and her new group SRL featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy return with “The Mood” remixed by Italian DJ Producer Alex Di Ciò.
An awesome contemporary R&B song from the forthcoming “Bridges” full length.

Los Angeles based SRL vocal trio established in 2015 featuring Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy and Nate Allen Smith are working on the debut full length “Bridges”.

NEW SINGLE RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA – © 2018 Avitone Recordings
Jody Watley, original female lead vocalist of the legendary trio Shalamar returns with a new single after her 2013 Top 5 UK hit single “Nightlife”. Watley is one of the most prominent visionaries of her era, and one whose influence remains a key touchstone in contemporary pop music writes Dean Nguyen of Wax Poetics Magazine in a recent feature. The venerable multi platinum selling Grammy-winning singer, songwriter producer, has formed the funky new trio SRL (Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy) to add to the music mix.

“THE MOOD” – written and produced by Jody Watley and SRL is a feel good blend of contemporary R&B meets classic soul, sure to delight music lovers of all ages. The Italy based DJ/Producer Alex Di Ciò remix provides an additional bounce to the groove. With sold out concerts in America, Asia and The Netherlands building visibility the past 3 years; Jody Watley and SRL are destined to be music’s next great music group for the 21st century and definitely get you in the mood for love and good times. A massive track.

Alex Di Ciò is an historic Italian DJ since 1981, Producer and Remixer since 1996 with very important international labels.

He is a true legend of the contaminated sounds from the blend of past and future.

His re-edits and remixes of rare and classic Disco/Boogie/Funk tracks are proving to have considerable success across the world.