Jody Watley (Courtesy photo)

Jody Watley is getting in the holiday spirit!

The Grammy winning music global superstar is spreading some festive cheer with upcoming release of the joyful and jazzy rendition of classic holiday song “Christmas Time Is Here” from her favorite, Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” on November 17, 2022.

“This is an ambient and chill rendition perfect for warm cocoa, a laid-back atmosphere and a fireplace real or virtual” says Watley of the release due on her longtime independent imprint Avitone Recordings.

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“I originally recorded this for my devoted fans and had it available for a free download for a short while quite sometime ago. ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ is produced by Rodney Lee (‘Midnight Lounge,’ ‘The Makeover’) and myself. This is the first official release of the newly mixed and remastered single and I’m happy it will now be available on all streaming platforms for holiday seasons to come.”

A songwriter, artist, entrepreneur, producer, and visionary as well as an icon in music, video, fashion and style, Watley is often referred to by her fans as “The Queen of Cool.”  One admirer describes her as “prolific as anyone who’s ever set foot in a recording studio, and as proficient as anyone who’s ever decided to be a song lyricist. She is not only a great singer — she is a great songwriter, and great performer!”

As one of the architects of 21st century pop and contemporary street style mixed with high fashion, her 1989 hit “Friends,” featuring hip hop/rap legends Eric B & Rakim, is the first pairing of pop/R&B/rap/dance to crossover into the Billboard Top 10 on multiple charts.

Watley’s vision – marrying high fashion and street fashion with music in the 1980s, long before it became the norm – along with her fusion of jazz and underground club culture demonstrates her keen pop instincts and her ease in crossing genres.

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