Grove 99.3 FM Presents
Groove Summer Bash
4003 Chester Ave.
BakersfieldBakersfield, CA, 93301
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
Born January 30, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Starting her musical career through the U.S. television show Soul Train, Jody went on to be selected as one of the original members of Shalamar (1977 to 1983).
A Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter, producer and president/CEO of Avitone Recordings, she has had 6 top ten pop hits, 15 top 40 R&B hits, 13 dance hits. 9 #1 singles. (pop, R&B or dance - 80’s, 90’s 00’s). 9 solo albums, two Greatest Hits and various compilation appearances. Notable singles include; Looking For A New Love, Don't You Want Me, and the groundbreaking R&B/Pop/Hip-Hop collaboration with Eric B. & Rakim on Friends.
Honored by Billboard Magazine with their prestigious 'Lifetime Achievement Award' after scoring her 9th #1 Single in the US and and her first in decades in the UK; I Want Your Love (The Remixes), a cover of the Chic classic.
Jody featured in the historic 'The Black Issue' of Vogue Italia in July 2008.
Older sister of Midori (2). Goddaughter of Jackie Wilson. Former fiancée of Leon Sylvers. She has been married to André Cymone.
Color Me Badd Featuring Mark Calderon
Color Me Badd is an American contemporary R&B group that was formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The original members of the group were lead singer Bryan Abrams (born November 16, 1969), second tenor Mark Calderon (born September 27, 1970), second tenor Sam Watters (born July 23, 1970) and baritone Kevin Thornton (born June 17, 1969). They formed in 1985 and broke up in 1998 before reuniting in 2010, with various lineups since. As of 2016, they operate as a trio with Abrams, Calderon and Adam Emil.
Money B & Young Hump -Digital Underground
Digital Underground, a shifting stable of rappers and DJs led by Shock G, formed in Oakland in 1987. The group's music has always been heavily influenced by George Clinton and his groups Parliament and Funkadelic, in both Digital Underground's grooves and the surreal humor in their rhymes. Digital Underground's first record was the 1987 single "Underwater Rimes" by TNT Records which, oddly enough, reached No. 1 in the Netherlands. At that point, the group consisted of Shock G and Chopmaster J; by 1989, when Digital Underground signed with the record label Tommy Boy, there were seven members.
The group's first album on Tommy Boy was 1989's "Sex Packets". Album singles "Doowhutchyalike" and especially "The Humpty Dance" both showcased Shock G's nasally prolific and lewdly humorous alter ego Humpty Hump. The character was a hit as the single went to No. 11 on the pop charts, pushing the album to platinum sales. "Sex Packets" was followed by "This Is An EP Release" in 1991, featuring two songs used in the bizarre dark comedy "Nothing But Trouble" ("Same Song" and "Tie The Knot", both of which were "performed" by the group in the film, as well). The EP was Digital Underground's first recording with new member Tupac Shakur and the group Gold Money; it went gold, as did the subsequent full length album "Sons Of The P", released that same year, with hit singles "Kiss You Back" and "No Nose Job".
However, as the '90s wore on, the rap charts were taken over by hardcore gangsta artists, and more lighthearted and off-kilter music like that of Digital Underground was no longer as commercially viable as it had been just a few years prior. Despite debuting another successful solo rapper, Saafir, 1993's "The Body-Hat Syndrome" barely registered on the charts, and the group disappeared for three years before releasing "Future Rhythm" in 1996 and "Who's Got the Gravy?" in 1998.