Post by Dammn Baby on Apr 21, 2012 20:56:29 GMT -5
Jody Watley's solo debut album made quite a splash in 1987, peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the R&B chart. The iconic videos from this album established her as a fashion icon, a status she would capitalize on for the video for her sophomore album's lead single, Real Love.
The album spawned five hit singles:
1. Looking for a New Love - #2 Hot 100, #1 R&B, #2 CHR 2. Still a Thrill - #56 Hot 100, #3 R&B 3. Don't You Want Me - #6 Hot 100, #3 R&B, #6 CHR 4. Some Kind of Lover - #10 Hot 100, #3 R&B, #9 CHR 5. Most of All - #60 Hot 100, #11 R&B
My personal favourite is the funky and ever-sexy Still a Thrill, which is largely forgotten today. Rumours of Prince being a shadow producer for this track persist. One of the funkiest guitar lines ever. "I'm going home now...where are my keys?"
Most of All was produced by Patrick Leonard and not too surprisingly sounds like it would have been at home on Madonna's True Blue LP.
Jody co-wrote six of the nine tracks.
A stellar album, all-around, and one of the best debuts of the 80's.
Post by Mic Technique on Apr 25, 2012 15:16:56 GMT -5
Good album with a stellar set of five singles but let me get to stanning: she is the undisputed Queen of Cool, a true video vanguard, and only member of the 'Pebbles Pack' to emerge from Janet's shadow as a viable threat. Her duet with George Michael, "Learn To Say No", would have furthered her debut album's success had it been a single, too. C'EST LA VIE.