Jody Watley

It’s Keith Sweat and George Clinton’s Birthday Today And I Need To Dance!

I received a message from a guy on OKCupid He needed to tell me my screen name is stupid He objected to my handle including the word “cute” I looked at his photos; he isn’t a beaut He ended his note with “Have a nice day” And for a brief moment, I was done being …

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It’s Draw A Bird Day And I Need To Dance!

From the Draw a Bird Day website: In 1943, Dorie Cooper was a 7 year old living in England. Her mother took her to a hospital in to visit her uncle who was wounded in the war. While they were there, Dorie’s uncle was very distraught, having lost his right leg to a land mine. …

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It’s T.I.’s Birthday And I Need To Dance!

Last night I debuted a new speech about diversity and inclusion in corporate America. It was the first time I tackled the subject in a presentation and I’m pleased to say it went very well. I’m working on a series of speeches about what makes good leaders. It’s a departure from my usual speeches, which …

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Throwback Thursday – 1987

This week’s Throwback Thursday playlist is comprised of hits from 1987, a pretty nondescript year for pop music. The new wave music that dented the US charts earlier in the decade faded in popularity, while rap and alternative had yet to cross over in a major way. What we had was some good mainstream rock …

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A Hint Of Mint – Volume 16: Madonna

Celebrate Madonna’s 57th birthday with this 20-song playlist of songs performed by Madonna, songs about Madonna, songs covered by Madonna, covers of songs made famous by Madonna, and songs sampled by Madonna. [8tracks width=”300″ height=”250″ playops=”” url=”http://8tracks.com/mixes/6791560″] Click here to like Tunes du Jour on Facebook! Follow me on Twitter: @TunesDuJour

It’s Rebbie And LaToya Jackson’s Birthday And I Need To Dance!

If you’re like me, you woke up at 2:17 AM last night, wondering if any animals besides humans can dance, and then you had trouble falling back asleep. If this sounds like you, I suggest you seek therapy. If you’re in L.A., please pass on to me the name of your doctor. I Googled “Can …

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It’s Jody Watley’s Birthday And I Need To Dance!

Jody Watley is more of a trailblazer than you may realize. She debuted as a Soul Train dancer at 14, where she amassed many fans due to her fashion sense and her dance style, called waacking, described on her web-site as a “beat-driven cousin of voguing.” She told DiscoMusic.com that she remembers those days fondly. …

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It’s Friday And I Need To Dance!

Spike Lee needed a dance song for a scene in his film School Daze, so he reached out to Marcus Miller, whose writing credits include Luther Vandross’ “Power of Love” and “Til My Baby Comes Home” and Miles Davis’ “Tutu.” Miller asked his former bandmate Mark Stevens (brother of Yvette Stevens, who changed her name …

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