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
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)
First Cut Is The Deepest - Linda Ronstadt
Breakdown - Venetta's Taxi
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
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
Kidnapped - The Blackberries
Twist And Shout -
Humble Pie & The Blackberries
Break My Mind - Caney Creek Reunion:
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)
Top Of The World - Diana Ross & The Blackberries
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
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.