Reggie McBride


Oral History Information

Reggie McBride picked up the phone in 1973 only to hear the voice of Stevie Wonder inviting the young musician to join him at the Record Plant recording studio in New York City. The project was an album called Fulfillingness’ First Finale, which was the beginning of many projects with Stevie. Soon other artists called on Reggie’s funky bass lines and smooth tones for their own albums, performers such as Minnie Riperton(check out Reggie on her album Perfect Angel), Billy Preston, Phoebe Snow, Al Jarreau, Elton John, David Lindley, Ry Cooper, Tina Turner (oh yea, Reggie was on her album Private Dancer), Rod Stewart,  Eric Burdon, Steve Tyrell and the band Rare Earth, just to name a handful. For Reggie it all started when his parents gave him a Kay acoustic guitar and he joined the school Marching Band on snare to learn rhythm!