Monday, 8 June 2009

Jody Watley - When A Man Loves A Woman

From 1994, this was the final single from Jody Watley's fourth album, "Intimacy". The track was released in the UK with alternate gay-themed mixes by progressive house/ trance outfit, BBG. The BBG mixes substituted the gender roles in their titles, hence they were "When a Man Loves a Man" and "When a Woman Loves a Woman". Watley's willingness to discuss gay issues was unprecedented at the time and still remains a rarity among black artists to this day.

The song peaked at #33 in the UK charts, #115 on the U.S. pop chart, and #11 on the R&B chart. It was backed with the David Morales produced track "Ecstasy".


When A Man Loves A Woman (Radio Mix)

When A Man Loves A Man (BBG Deep Mix Edit)

When A Woman Loves A Woman (BBG Deep Mix Edit)

Ecstasy (B.Y.C. 12")



angellovef said...

this was a super hot post! i tweeted jody watley to thank her for puting out a remix like "when a man loves a man". it may have never gotten airplay, but just seeing it made a statement to me. I love her so much. i will be seeing her in NYC at BB Kings on 7/31/09. she's out there doing her thing.

djkwame said...

nice one pop gems