Sherlie Matthews

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Sherlie Matthews

Im A Cute Little Gay Boy, Inside add

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1934.

Countries: United States (81%), United Kingdom (6%), Canada (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Leonard Cohen

Linked to: Motown




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Sherlie Matthews was born in 1934 add something


Employing her as both a lyricist and composer, she created many of the 1960s and 1970s hits for Mirwood Records' artists, including Jackie Lee, The Olympics, Bobby Garrett, The Mirettes, The Belles and Bob & Earl add something


With vocalists, Jim Gilstrap and Marva Holiday, she performed many of her originals from the Mirwood era for a 1960s and 1970s music-loving crowd at a Cleethorpes venue add something


Frank Wilson, a personal friend, who was a producer/writer with Motown Records, enhanced her professional career when he introduced her to that record company in December 1964 add something


Venetta Fields - From about 1969, along with fellow vocalists Clydie King and Sherlie Matthews, Fields quickly became one of the most sought-after backing singers in the US, working with artists including Diana Ross, Elkie Brooks, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, Burt Bacharach, Bob Dylan, The Supremes, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Burton Cummings, Tim Buckley, Paul Butterfield, Leonard Cohen and with Aretha_Franklin; her mentor and inspiration


She lived and worked in Australia from 1984 through 1988 add something


In June 2005, she accepted an invitation from Adrian Croasdell of Ace Records, London, to sing for a weekend concert add something


In 2008, she released a solo CD of original songs, "We Come As One." With Donna Samuel, her sister and co-writer, she is released a CD of original children's songs, "A Band Of Angels add something


" The 2009 Motown 50th anniversary album contained two songs that Matthews wrote, co-produced and sang with her former group The Blackberries add something


The songs included are: "But I Love You More" and "Somebody Up There Help Me." Her 2010 solo release was "I'm A Cute Little Gay Boy, Inside" add something