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.