Affairs Of The Heart – Jody Watley Drops Positive Pearls in 1991 Interview

Consistently dropping pearls of inspiration whether it was the trendy or popular thing to do. It’s not just a flashback, but a reminder of knowing who you are, not being afraid to change and grow regardless of popularity.

As a human being in this world – always be yourself. We also all have the ability to impact others in a variety of ways shining a positive light, as I said in my recent honorary doctorate speech – share the light.

If you slept on this album which also features the very funky R&B hit single “I Want You” – later referenced on En Vogue’s opening on their multi-platinum “Funky Divas” – do yourself a favor and go stream it or download it now!


Jody Watley Classic Magazine Cover of The Day. Blues and Soul U.K. 1989

Jody Watley. Blues and Soul 1989

Photography by Steven Meisel from my second solo multi-platinum album “Larger Than Life”

“I pride myself on being involved on all aspects of what I’m doing..all I can do is the best I can..”

The above is still true all these years later.


Jody Watley Classic Rewind. Everything Acoustic Performance on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1995


Probably my first acoustic performance on television. This TV appearance and performance occurred while  on Broadway doing the hit musical Grease! and to coincide with my Greatest Hits album. Wonderful interview. Rest In Peace Regis Philbin.

Jody Watley Classic Photo of The Day.

For this week’s #TBT #ThrowbackThursday in social media, I chose this photo from a pageant I’d entered myself into when I was 14. I believe there was scholarship money to be won. It was a fun experience and I remember most of the girls were really nice. Our family was going through financial difficulty and so I made my outfit using the home economics room at school. The fact that a person doesn’t have money and resources should never be a deterrent to doing something in your life and working toward your goals and trying to turn dreams into reality. We didn’t have money to buy all of the professional photo’s therefore  I don’t have the other groups of girls nor all of the competition. I also remember that there’s was no money for the commemorative program to take out one of those fancy full pages ads where your family wishes you well. No one in the family took pictures and I suppose back then it wasn’t so unusual. One of the great things about today’s digital technology no one or their children should ever want for photo’s and captured special moments.

© 2014 Jody Watley All Rights Reserved. Miss Black Teenage Illinois Pageant 70's.

© 2014 Jody Watley All Rights Reserved. Miss Black Teenage Illinois Pageant 70’s.