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Bernard Reed

Bernard Reed

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Guest 12-Jan-2009 03:41

Bernard Reed built a solid reputation working in the studio; he was dependable, was neither alcohol- nor drug-dependent, and was ingrained with a strong, innate work ethic. A complete list of his session work is numerous. Some notables include work with Barbara Acklin, Ruby Andrews, Billy Butler, the Chi-lites, the Dells, Natalie Cole, the Independents, Erma Franklin, Jerry Butler, Walter Jackson, Andre Williams, the Notations, Syl Johnson, Little Richard, Otis Lavelle, and Major Lance.

Adapting to blues, he's backed Johnny "Swamp Dog" Jones, Little Milton, Junior Parker, Mississippi Heat, Howlin' Wolf, Mighty Joe Young, Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames, and Matthew Skoller. And he's performed on jazz sessions featuring Art Brown, Geraldine Dehausse, Ramsey Lewis, Corky McClurkin, Della Reese, and Carl Wooley and the Jazz Masters. He's appeared on sessions with gospel singers such as Inez Andrews, the Rev. Clay Evans Fellowship Baptist Church Choir, the Soul Stirrers, the Violionaires, and the Marvin Yancey Church Choir.

He's worked radio, television, and film sessions. He has played on commercial ads for Kellogs, Coca Cola, Hamms, McDonalds, Kraft, People's Gas, Leggs, and Gibson Guitars. He's contributed to the soundtracks of such films as: Lovely Way to Die and Short Eyes, as well as the following documentaries: the Jerry Butler Story, the Otis Redding Story, the Brook Benton Story, the Marvin Gaye Story, the Other Cinderella, and Chicago Golden Soul. Reed has backed an assortment of artists on-stage, and travels have taken him throughout North America (including Canada), Japan, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Europe, and the Virgin Islands. A short list of artists he's worked with includes: Brook Benton, Syl Johnson, Harry Blackstone, Lola Falana, the Fats Domino Band, Ramsey Lewis, Rodney Dangerfield, Redd Foxx, Barbara McNair, and Stevie Wonder. ~ Andrew Hamilton, All Music Guide
Toronzo Cannon 12-Jan-2009 03:40
This is Bernard reed...This guy has played with The Greats...Jackie Wilson, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin,etc.