Jody Watley

Jody Watley

by Jody Watley



After achieving considerable success as a member of Shalamar, Jody Watley staged a spectacular debut as a solo artist with her self-titled album. This set not only scored five hit singles, but also a Grammy for Best New Artist. For a few years, Jody Watley was almost as hot as Madonna, scoring major pop, R&B, and dance hits. Of all her albums, her debut was the most successful (and the most dance-oriented), and produced some of the most memorable dance hits of the decade. Included here is "Lookin' for a New Love," which spent four weeks perched at number two on the U.S. pop charts, as well as the Top Ten hits "Don't You Want Me" and "Some Kind of Lover." However, both those songs were remixed when released as singles -- hence, the versions on this album are inferior to the single mixes (but those versions can be found on her Greatest Hits). Also on this set is the stunning second single, "Still a Thrill," which wasn't a big pop hit, but featured Watley singing in her lower register, and ranks as one of the funkiest and oddest dance tunes of its time. This album also contains another minor pop/R&B hit, "Most of All," as well as a forgotten duet with George Michael (who was also at the top of his game at the time), "Learn to Say No." This album really doesn't possess any duds (or ballads), with other album tracks like "Love Injection" proving almost as infectious as the singles. This album clearly ranks among the artist's best, but if one desires the hit versions of most the singles, then one would be better off with Greatest Hits.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Mca Special Products
UPC: 0076732589823
catalogNumber: 5898

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jody Watley   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
George Michael   Vocals
Gardner Cole   Background Vocals
Bernard Edwards   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jeff Bova   Keyboards
Terrence Elliot   Guitar
Bruce Gaitsch   Guitar
Roy Galloway   Background Vocals
Tampa Lann   Background Vocals
Patrick Leonard   Synthesizer
Eddie Martinez   Guitar
Larry Schneider   Saxophone,Vibes
John "LBJ" Staehely   Guitar
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Terence Elliott   Guitar
Tony Thompson   Drums

Technical Credits

Bernard Edwards   Producer
André Cymone   Producer
Josh Abbey   Engineer
David Z.   Producer
Jon Ingoldsby   Engineer
Patrick Leonard   Programming,Producer,drum programming
Taavi Mote   Remixing
Csaba Petocz   Engineer
Louis Silas   Remixing
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Darren Chadwick   Engineer
Lynn Robb   Art Direction
Bridget Daly   Engineer
Glenn Kurtz   Engineer
Chris Porter   Engineer

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Jody Watley 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this album when it first came out on the CD format and I listened to it almost every day while I was in college. Every time that I listened to this CD while I was in college, I would remember something from when I was in high school or I learned something new from it. I sincerely think that if you want to hear a good, late 1980's album by a really talented artist, I would HIGHLY recommend getting THIS album and listening to it. Jody Watley is a very talented lady and I just wish she would put out another album.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago