When other creatives take their time to come up with remixes and videos coming from a genuine love of the work – you just have to return the love. The Fantasy Clinic did a compelling remix of Jody Watley ‘Sanctuary’ in 2017 – now he’s taken things to another level with the deep house rendering of O.R.I.G.IN.A.L
Watch and listen to the hotness – dance, workout, twirl, turn and ‘watch me walk out..” If you’re not feeling this – check your pulse!
The SRL single O.R.I.G.in.A.L which was our true debut statement song about us. Understanding people will always have something to say so – do you, we are doing us – originals to this new group and creating our own path – makes Dave Higdon’s Poptastic Confessions Music In Review – check out the list. Here
Jody Watley. Original. Shalamar 1983 on tour in Belgium. Photo Courtesy of: Etienne Go.
Seeing this photo shared by a Etienne Go on Facebook from a club in Belgium in 1983 while on tour with Shalamar is another reminder of how long I’ve been getting to do some of the things I love and working really hard at it, and always fighting to be myself – through the many ups and challenges, obstacles overcome ..singing, performing, dancing, designing, writing and bringing joy to the people.
Here’s to the now, to the weekend. It’s OK to take a glimpse back, evaluate, reflect, see how far you’ve come, use the lessons learned and so on – just don’t get stuck there.
This is another fun video with a take on the new Shalamar Reloaded single and video “O.R.I.G.in.A.L”
Ironically in the past few days, fans have shared with me these posts heralding the jumbo hoop earring, the blend of eclectic style high and low fashion.. it’s been pointed out “they mention other artists who have followed the trend, trends you set – except the person who started it – you”..origins people, learn it! “What you mean you don’t know about my hoops!”
Read the Teen VOGUE Post: HERE – News Flash to the Teen VOGUE style writers – they’ve always been chic – and never left! I think it’s wonderful that the style endures generation to generation. To see them the Jody Watley Hoops -always makes me smile. Go girls – WerK!!
Don’t You Want Me – 1988. Recently signed with love from legendary designer Jean Paul-Gaultier.
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded continue to knock it out of the park pushing the needle forward. It was the second time around at Harrah’s Atlantic City with one of the most dynamic shows out touring. The audience gets favorites spanning decades and genres as diverse as disco R&B, Funk, Pop, Hip hop, Adult contemporary and Dance as well as new music. A near full house at Harrah’s were treated to an emotional tribute to music legend Prince led by group guitarist Levi Seacer Jr., former member of Prince’s NPG.
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded (Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy) pictured with Regional Talent Supervisor of Caesar’s Entertainment Warren Bader.
The new single and video O.R.I.G.in.A.L. available at digital retailers worldwide through Avitone Recordings has surpassed 100k views on Facebook and approaching 90K on Youtube with spotlight features on music blogs (Singersroom, Eurweb, Poptastic Confessions, Essence and more) – solid numbers for the new era music and social media business.
Self explanatory. This past year we (Rosero McCoy, Nate Allen Smith and myself) dealt with a lot of hate, naysayers, slanderers, underminers etc and we still are – so we wrote a song about it and made a hot video to go with it. I am against bullying, harassment and online and off – I’ve seen blocking people doesn’t always work, these people just create fake accounts to attack, discourage and put down. The funny thing is usually the most vocal haters are the ones who watch your every move and try to emulate you – and in the same breath try to diminish you. As well, this is about us being originals to Shalamar Reloaded creating a new foundation for ourselves one effort at a time. It’s not for everyone – but we doing what we love and having a blast in this process – our journey.
Watch the video!!
“Watch me walk out – fashion walk out..”
Video directed by Q Burdette and Rosero McCoy. Logo Design Ray Easmon and Jody Watley.
It was also a bit of a family affair with this one, one of Rosero’s sons Eric brought this track to us and we took it from there with this total collaboration.
No matter the adversity – keep moving forward and stay fabulous.