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Sheldon Reynolds,of Earth Wind and Fire Chats Solo Career

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Sheldon Reynolds is widely known as former lead guitarist and vocalist for legendary group Earth, Wind, and Fire. The name of his band is Elements of Fire. During that era Reynolds recorded with the group Chicago. His tenure with Earth, Wind & Fire lasted 14 years, Before joining Earth Wind and FireReynolds toured with blues performer Millie Jackson. He later played and produced music for Capital recording artists, Sun. He went on to join The Commodores in 1983 and remained with the group for 4 years. Reynolds joined Experience Hendrix, the family company of Jimi Hendrix, realizing another life-long dream of being involved in the musical legacy of the greatest guitarist of all-time.

This experience lead to a project which he produced called Power of Soul.For this project Sheldon produced artist such as Prince,Lenny Kravitz,Sting,Santana,Eric Clapton,John Lee Hooker,Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Earth,Wind and Fire.

Also to Reynolds’ credits is his work as writer and performer with well-known artists, such as Kirk Whalum, the Pointer Sisters, Stephanie Mills and Paula Abdul. Reynolds’ vocal work includes the musical soundtrack from the motion picture Glory, theme music for the hit television shows Who's The Boss and Chicago Hope. Reynolds received an Image Award for lifetime achievement while a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. Reynolds was nominated for a Grammy for the popular song Sunday Morning, which Reynolds wrote and recorded with EWF. This past summer Sheldon co-wrote and sang the first single and number one song "Always Remember" from the Brian Culbertson CD "Bringing Back the Funk", He also wrote music and appeared in the show "Sunny in Philly" with Danny Devito.

 

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