Jody Watley Talks To Cliff James Soul On Sheppey

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Jody Watley and SRL. Score First UK Soul Top 5 Single.

It’s nice to hear “The Mood” Alex Di Ciò Remix on the U.K. Soul Top 20 Countdown at Number 2!

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Another reminder and one of my life mantras- “though you may have doubters, just don’t let one of them be you…Proceed and Succeed.”

Jody Watley and SRL UK Radio Updates

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The Mood, Alex Di Cio Remix continues to gain ground in the United Kingdom, needles to say this is unexpected and very exciting. We’ve been focused on finishing “Bridges” as a group and of course I always have solo endeavors going, running a business and what not. Thanks really goes to Alex for starting the ball rolling with his spins toward the end of 2017 showing unwavering support of us.

Here are a few terrific podcasts of broadcasts – both playlists include classics and 21st century music.

Update: “The Mood” will be featured on Jeff Young’s show on Jazz FM Sunday morning – the biggest soul show on UK radio.

Adventures in The Land Of Music with Ian Jons

Marc Collins Monthly

Jody Watley and Shalamar ® with Pat Sharp Let’s Rock London Video

Check out this awesome video from the massive Let’s Rock London Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Why? You’ll get to see the spirited exchanges and interaction with host Pat Sharp Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. Fresh from a triumphant performance in a stellar lineup that included Rick Astley, Banarama and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey it’s all laughs and even a brief dance lesson.

Also included are performance highlights that capture some of the love and energy from the day. Filmed June 27, 2015. We rocked London!!

Jody Watley. Happy Days Music Festival

It was crazy frustrating to be in the UK for 4 days without internet – and crazy to realize how dependent we are. As a business person it’s a bit of a disaster…but we made it through. The new members Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy and I went over like gangbusters – despite a few naysayers predicting we’d be booed off of the stage. As always, I’m focused on the positive side of things. Life is too short to do otherwise. Even when things don’t go your way (i.e. internet) it’s so much better with people you enjoy being with – laughing, passing the time, sharing good good, good times – doing something we all love. Gratitude.

Never get caught up in negative chatter – some people will never want to see another person succeed. Life goes on!

Good food, good times.

Good food, good times – in Shepperton first night at lovely Indian restaurant

A sea of love united in the music. Happy Days Festival 2015.

SHALAMAR ‘RELOADED’ killin it — A sea of love united in the music. Happy Days Festival 2015.

Nate Allen Smith.Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. The newly reloaded SHALAMAR.

Nate Allen Smith.Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. The newly reloaded SHALAMAR.

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith. Happy Days Festival 2015 UK. SHALAMAR.

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith. Happy Days Festival 2015 UK. SHALAMAR.

Jody Watley Loves The Nightlife. Dance Buzz.

Check out this review of the video and single for “Nightlife” on music blog Dance Buzz. The single became the 19th Jody Watley Top 20 Billboard Hot Dance Play Single, and achieved Top 10 chart status in the UK on Music Week’s Commercial Pop (#6)  and Urban Charts (#5). Here

Jody Watley Update. Soul. It’s In The Music.

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The Soulpersona classic soul remix of “Nightlife” is available at iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and other select digital outlets around the world. Make sure to add it to your collection. It’s been wonderful to hear so much Soul R&B here in the UK nearly everywhere I’ve gone from boutiques , restaurants and coffee bars – it’s so prevalent from 60’s classic Motown to 90’s R&B from artists like SWV, Aaliyah and more. There’s also no shortage of soul music from now – and I have heard my classic soul mix of “Nightlife” making me smile. It’s been nice to see music channels that play music video’s as well. The genre of soul has continued to take many forms over the years for each era and generation, though today more than ever it seems to have morphed into the EDM craze. What ever happened to diversity of sounds – where did the soul go? It’s there – you just have to look harder and as many do fall back to your favorites I suppose.

In America, it’s a shame that music and artistry are more flavor of the moment and not so much the vast longterm respect and appreciation of artists – they never stop playing ‘the music just as if it’s right now, not a part of a ‘Hits of the..” pick an era.  Being on this Legends of Soul Tour has reinvigorated my own appreciation of the genre and the artistry, the stories behind the music, the longevity, the survival.

What’s next will be another single and video before “Paradise” – right now the consensus is it will be titled “Dancer,” another soulful club tune full of attitude, funky beat and a percolating rhythm guitar written and produced by Luminodisco from Italy and myself. Teaser snippet will be posted soon as we evaluate the remixers for the song. Dance music doesn’t have to be soulless -it didn’t use to be.

#itsinthemusic