Sheldon Reynolds Funk Artist

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Sheldon Reynolds (born in Ohio) is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. At the age of 8, Reynolds picked up the guitar. In 1977, Sheldon graduated from Mount Healthy High School where he was active in the music program. During the early stages of his professional career, Reynolds toured with blues performer Millie Jackson and later played and produced music for Capital recording artists, Sun. He joined The Commodores in 1983, replacing original guitarist Thomas McClary. He remained with the group until 1987, when he left to join Earth, Wind & Fire. Reynolds is most widely known as former lead guitarist and vocalist with the Earth, Wind & Fire. During that era, Reynolds also recorded with the group Chicago. His tenure with Earth, Wind & Fire lasted 14 years. Reynolds received an Image Award for lifetime achievement while a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. In the mid 90’s Reynolds was nominated for a Grammy for the popular song Sunday Morning, which Reynolds wrote and recorded with EWF. In 2004, he formed Devoted Spirits with two former members of EWF, Morris Pleasure and original member Larry Dunn.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 13th, 1959
United States of America
Places lived
Cincinnati , Ohio
pop. 297,517 (2013)

Musical acts

1.Commodores Rhythm and blues, Disco, Pop music, Soul music, Funk

1982 - 1987

The Commodores are an American funk/soul band, which was at its peak in the 1970s. The members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute in 1968, and signed with Motown in November 1972, having first caught the public eye opening for The Jackson 5 while on tour. The group's most successful period was in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Lionel Richie was lead singer and songwriter. The band's biggest hit singles are ballads such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", and "Nightshift"; and funky dance hits which include "Brick House", "Fancy Dancer", "Lady", and "Too Hot ta Trot".

Member history

Member Role Start End
Walter Orange
Drums, Vocals 1968
Thomas McClary
Lead guitar 1968 1982
Trumpet, Guitar 1968
Ronald LaPread
1968 1986
Trombone, Keyboard, Guitar 1968 1989
Vocals, Piano, Drums, Saxophone 1968 1982
Guitar, Vocals 1982 1987
Lead Vocals 1983
James Dean Nicholas
J.D. Nicholas
Vocals 1984

2.Earth, Wind & Fire Pop music, Smooth jazz, Black metal, Soul music, Rock music, Jazz, Rhythm and blues, Disco, Gospel music, Jazz fusion, Funk

1987 - 2002

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, African and gospel. They are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century. Rolling Stone has described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and has also declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". Also known as EWF, the band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969. Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Johnny Graham, and Andrew Woolfolk. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; they won six as a group and two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards. Earth, Wind & Fire have 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 100 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Don Whitehead
Electric piano, Vocals, Piano 1969 1971
Vocals, Mbira, Percussion, Drums 1969 1983
Leslie Drayton
1969 1971
Sherry Scott
1969 1971
1969 1971
Vocals, Bass, Percussion 1969 1983
Michael Beal
Harmonica, Guitar 1970 1971
Alexander Thomas
Trombone 1970 1971
Chester Washington
Tenor saxophone 1970 1971
Yackov Ben Israel
Percussion, Conga 1970 1971
Flute, Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone 1972 1972
Percussion, Drums, Vocals 1972 1983
Rhythm guitar 1972 1972
Conga, Mbira, Vocals, Percussion 1972 1983
Saxophone 1972 1982
Vocals 1972 1973
Keyboard, Synthesizer 1972 1983
Johnny Graham
Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, Percussion, Trumpet 1973 1983
Andrew Woolfolk
Saxophone, Percussion, Flute 1973 1983
Vocals, Percussion, Lead guitar, Guitar, Sitar 1973 1981
Percussion, Drums 1974 1983
Gary L. Morgan
Drums, Vocals, Guitar, Percussion 1974 1981
Wayne Vaughn
1981 1983
Beloyd Taylor
1981 1982
Vocals, Drums 1987 1998
Saxophone 1987
Vocals, Guitar, Rhythm guitar 1987 2002
Trumpet 1987 2004
Dick Smith
Vocals, Guitar 1987 1991
Vance Taylor
Keyboard 1987 1993
Reggie Young
Trombone 1987
Freddie Ravel
Keyboard 1992 1995
David Romero
Percussion 1993 1998
Morris Pleasure
Keyboard, Bass guitar 1993 2001
Percussion, Vocals 1996
Keyboard 1996 1998
Robert Brookins
Keyboard 1998 2004
Gordon Campbell
Drums 1999 2001
Myron McKinley
Keyboard 2001
Bobby Gonzales
Lead guitar, Vocals, Rhythm guitar 2001 2002
Drums, Vocals 2001
Percussion 2001 2004
Kimberly Brewer
Vocals 2002 2004
John Johnson
Rhythm guitar, Vocals 2002 2004
Greg Moore
Guitar, Vocals 2004
Bobby Burns Jr.
Trumpet 2004
Rhythm guitar, Vocals 2004 2008
Krystal Bailey
Vocals 2004 2004
Vocals 2004
Philip Bailey Jr
Backing Vocals 2008
Morris O'Connor
Lead guitar 2008
Michael Harris
Jazz piano
Evan Marzouk
Louis Satterfield
Cory Grover
Jeff Bowen
Jenarth Davaberg
Rahmlee Michael Davis


Album title Released Type
Earth, Wind & Fire 1971 Studio album
The Need of Love 1971 Studio album
Last Days and Time 1972 Studio album
Head to the Sky 1973 Studio album
Open Our Eyes 1974 Studio album
That's the Way of the World 1975 Studio album
Spirit 1976 Studio album
All 'n All 1977 Studio album
I Am 1979 Studio album
Faces 1980 Studio album
Raise! 1981 Studio album
Powerlight 1983 Studio album
Electric Universe 1983 Studio album
System of Survival 1987 Studio album
Touch the World 1987 Studio album
Heritage 1990 Studio album
Millennium 1993 Studio album
In the Name of Love 1997 Studio album
The Promise 2003 Studio album
Illumination 2005 Studio album
Now, Then & Forever 2013 Studio album
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (An Opera) 1971 Soundtrack

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Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Earth, Wind & Fire: Live
2001 Him/Herself


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