Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

Over a 26-year period (1987 to 2013), Jody Watley has had 16 hits on the Hot 100 charts, the R&B charts, or the U.S. Dance Charts (often two or all of those simultaneously.) But Jody was working hard for her money long before that.

jody watley

At 14, she was a popular member of the television show Soul Train. She and fellow dancer, Jeffrey Daniel, were picked to be a part of the group Shalamar which was created by Soul Train mastermind, Don Cornelius. Jody was a member of the group from 1977 to 1983. During that period, Shalamar had 5 top ten hits on the R&B charts. Of course, after the split, Jody continued showing her skills (and they did pay the bills.) In 2014, she won the rights to Shalamar and plans on “rebranding” the group sans the original lineup.

While we wait for that new Shalamar music to drop, let’s go back to post-Shalamar Watley, to her first single off her debut self-titled album, when she was hunting for love…

 

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