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Sherlie Mae Matthews photographed performing with Linda Ronstadt in 1974
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haZPPBJC8Ic

Sherlie Matthews' voice has become a familiar sound as a result of extensive work in voice-overs, commercials and as backup vocalist for many popular recording artists, including Steely Dan, B.B.King, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson, Burt Bacharach, Linda Ronstadt, Cher, The Rolling Stones, Lionel Richie, Ike & Tina Turner, Bill Cosby, Paul McCartney & Wings, Ella Fitzgerald, Steppenwolf, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, The Temptations, Humble Pie, Beach Boys, Seals and Crofts, Richard Harris, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dickey Betts, Bob Dylan, Chuck Girard, and Elton John.

Several of the hundreds of recordings she appeared on are: "Stayin' Alive" (1978) with the BeeGees, "With A Little Help From My Friends" (1968) with Joe Cocker, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (1970) with Stevie Wonder, "Black Cow" with Steely Dan, "The Bitch is Back" (1974) with Elton John, "Sweet Home Alabama" (1976) with Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" (1975) and "I Been Workin' On You" (1975) with The Doobie Brothers, "You're No Good" (1974) with Linda Ronstadt,

Caribou (1974) Elton John, Endless Flight (1976 LP) Leo Sayer, Thunder in My Heart (1977 LP) Leo Sayer, Stranger In Town (1978 LP) Bob Seger, Playin' Up a Storm (1977 LP) Greg Allman Band, Sudan Village (1976 LP) Seals & Crofts, Takin' It Easy (1978 LP) Seals & Crofts, Living In The U.S.A. (1978 LP) Linda Ronstadt, Surreal Thing (1976 LP) Kris Kristofferson, Hasten Down the Wind CD (1976 LP) Linda Ronstadt, Can't Buy a Thrill (1972 LP) Steely Dan, Countdown to Ecstasy (1973 LP) Steely Dan, Katy Lied (1975 LP) Steely Dan, Royal Scam CD (1976 LP) Steely Dan, Stephen Stills (1970 LP) Stephen Stills, Flying Dreams (1978 LP) Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Forgotten Songs & Unsung Heroes &/or My Sportin' Life (2008 LP) John Kay, Neil Young, Neil Young (1968 LP), Death of a Ladies' Man (1977 LP) Leonard Cohen, Indianola Mississippi Seeds (1970 LP) B.B. King.


Links To Recordings / YouTube Videos that feature Sherlie
(The Blackberries are Sherlie Matthews, Vanetta Fields and Clydie King)

Sherlie Performing Live
You're No Good (Live) - Linda Ronstadt (& The Blackberries)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haZPPBJC8Ic

First Cut Is The Deepest - Linda Ronstadt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwNtgPsjuf8

Breakdown - Venetta's Taxi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gav8yYelAw8
Venetta Fields sings "Breakdown" live on Hey Hey It's Saturday 13th July 1985. With Venetta is "Venetta's Taxi", featuring Sherlie Matthews, Chong Lim, David Hicks, Al Harding, Mick Girasole and Michael Den Elzen.

Links to videos of some of the tracks Sherlie is featured on

Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa-mjjdt24g

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cyokaj3BJU

Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBDqgSOwxkc

With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9zGP1FMZ60

Kidnapped - The Blackberries
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNPaQ1cmYNE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd4om-HbaMA

Twist And Shout - Humble Pie & The Blackberries
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6kd7YBw3nc

Break My Mind - Caney Creek Reunion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=end-cy_u0yI
One of my 'back in the day' trios. We recorded and sang it

Wade In The Water - Sherlie Mae Matthews
I've always enjoyed singing this spiritual and decided to produce, arrange, play and perform it...then share it with YOU!
(Recording and video made and created by Sherlie)
https://youtu.be/ejCJKZGt9pY

Top Of The World - Diana Ross & The Blackberries
https://soundcloud.com/gerdengeln/diana-ross-top-of-the-world
Enjoy the lady and the blackberries (Venetta, Clydie and I) backing vocals. Sherlie Mae Matthews


The Blackberries with Berry Gordy
Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews, Berry Gordy and Venetta Fields


http://sherliematthews.com/

After earning my living for several years as a Medical Social Worker, in December of 1964, I embarked on a career in the music industry, barely reflected by my abundant (but here abbreviated) resume.

Writing, singing and producing for Mirwood Records, I created most of their early hits for artists: Jackie Lee, The Olympics, Bobby Garrett, The Mirettes, The Belles and Bob & Earl.

After leaving Randy Wood's company, I signed with Motown Records as a singer, songwriter, producer & vocal arranger. During this period I wrote and produced recordings for: The Jackson Five, The Supremes, Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, The Four Tops, The Blackberries (Me, Venetta Fields & Clydie King) , The Celebration and Stacie Johnson. I also collaborated with writers, Deke Richards, Frank Wilson, and Marva Holiday on many of the above projects.

The Motown artists with whom I've performed onstage are: Diana Ross and Lionel Richie and the Commodores.

Additional U.S. and Australian artists that I've performed with are: Kris Kistofferson & Rita Coolidge, Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach, Linda Ronstadt, Joe Cocker, The Caney Creek Reunion, Willis, Matthews & Clark, The Magnificent Obsession, Bonnie & The Treasures, Clydie King & the Sweet things, The Circle of Love and The Walter Arties Chorale. AUSTRALIA - Tim Finn, Richard Clapton, Ross Hannaford & One World, The Robert Price Set, Renee Geyer, Dear Enemy, Mark Gillespie, Joe Camilleri and The Tearjerkers.

My voice has become a familiar sound as a result of my work in voice-overs, commercials and as backup for hundreds of popular recording artists. Several of the songs you might be familiar with are "Stayin' Alive" with the BeeGees, "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Feelin' Alright," and "The Letter" with Joe Cocker, "Touch Me In The Morning," with Diana Ross, The "Aja" album with Steely Dan, "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" and "I Been Workin' On You" with The Doobie Brothers, "The Bitch Is Back" with Elton John and "Sweet Home Alabama" with Lynyrd Skynyrd produced by Al Kooper, plus "You're No Good" and "The First Cut Is The Deepest" with Linda Ronstadt.


Vanetta Fields

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcZvgjP3v7k
Venetta live on Australian TV show RocKwiz
You're No Good (Live) - Linda Ronstadt (& The Blackberries)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haZPPBJC8Ic

First Cut Is The Deepest - Linda Ronstadt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwNtgPsjuf8

Breakdown - Venetta's Taxi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gav8yYelAw8
Venetta Fields sings "Breakdown" live on Hey Hey It's Saturday 13th July 1985. With Venetta is "Venetta's Taxi", featuring Sherlie Matthews, Chong Lim, David Hicks, Al Harding, Mick Girasole and Michael Den Elzen.

With Pink Floyd http://www.pinkfloydz.com/venetta.htm
 


All information and photos kindly provided by Sherlie Mae Matthews

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