When the name Jody Watley arises, the words “dance diva” often precede it.
It’s not hard to figure why. Watley got her start as a dancer on TV’s “Soul Train” in the mid-’70s. In 1977, she began a seven-year stint as a singer in the commercially potent dance band Shalamar.
But when Watley performsÂ , Its nothing short of spectacular¦..Â In concert, Watley still performs her up-tempo material with pleasure and conviction. Yet her music has become steadily more organic since her first few dance-happy albums in the late ’80s.
And she still doesn’t disappoint her fans, Last night’s show at the iconic Howard Theater in Washington D.C.,, Ms. Watley did just that in performing the majority of her hits that have remained fan favorite’s through out the years, to dropping some new stuff that was epic Jody on the crowd.
I say to anyone, if you have not seen her perform live¦. You are surly missing out on having a good night out, and seeing one the greatest to ever do it on stage.
Go pick-up her new CD Paradise,Â and again check for her coming to a city near you, with her new group Shalamar Reloaded¦