Reggie McBride was born in Detroit,
Michigan and is widely known for his electric bass playing.
Growing up in Detroit put him musically in line with
Motown since the beginning of Motown records.
Reggie started playing and taking private lessons on
guitar and bass at the age of 8 and began at a very
early age to play in local bands. By the time he was
14 years old he was sought after by Aretha Franklin
and others. In 1970 he was on the road with the Dramatics
and James Brown when he received a scholarship to attend
the Berkeley School of Music in Boston. But, he received
a call from Stevie Wonder in 1973 to come to NY and
become a member of his band Wonderlove.
Reggie began recording Stevie's album, Fulfillingness
1st Finale, tracks on Minnie Riperton's Perfect
Angel, Rufus, Tell Me Something Good,
and with Syreeta Wright. He also traveled on the road
with Stevie Wonder.
Continuing on into the '70s he recorded and traveled
with Rare Earth, Parliament & Funkadelic (Take
it to the Stage), Elton John albums 21 and
33 and Little Jeannie and Al Jearreau's
All Fly Home. He also produced an album named
Lazarus. Others artists he's played with include
Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, David Lindley (album El
Rayox) and Rick Springfield. He also recorded the
movie soundtracks, Taps, Hard To Hold,Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Police Academy
3 and composed the score for The Whole Nine
From the 80s to the present he has continued
to work with the likes of BB King, Rod Stewart (Great
American Songbook 1 and 2), Keb Mo and many others.