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Vernon Reid

g, voc, *1958 GB, London
Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Rock and Jazz

Vernon Alphonsus Reid (born 22 August 1958) is an English-born American guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader. Best known as the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Living Colour, Reid was named No. 66 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, although he was not included on the revised 2011 list.Critic Steve Huey writes, "[reid's] rampant eclecticism encompasses everything from heavy metal and punk to funk, R&B and avant-garde jazz, and his anarchic, lightning-fast solos have become something of a hallmark as well."

  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric guitar
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
Popular Tracks   
World in My Eyes on World in My Eyes by Outlanders, Tarja & Vernon Reid
Low Rider (Live) on America Salutes You Presents: Guitar Legends II by Various Artists
The Unforgiven on Metallic Metal by Various Artists
Mistaken Identity on MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Vernon Reid
Cp Time on MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Vernon Reid
Uptown Drifter on MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Vernon Reid
You Say He's Just A Psychic Friend on MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Vernon Reid
Lightnin' on MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Vernon Reid
Who Are You? (Mutation 1) on MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Vernon Reid
Saint Cobain on MISTAKEN IDENTITY by Vernon Reid

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Other True SelfVernon Reid, Masque2006Album
Known UnknownVernon Reid & Masque2004Album
GTR OBLQ - Guitar ObliqueVernon Reid, Elliott Sharp, David Torn2000Album
Gtr OblqVernon Reid, Elliott Sharp, David Torn1998Album
Mistaken IdentityVernon Reid1996Album
Mistaken Identity - Advanced SamplerVernon Reid1996Album
Smash & ScatterationBill Frisell - Vernon Reid1985Album
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