Prominent pianist, music instructor, and vocalist who crossed many genres, including pop, R&B, spirit, gospel, and rock and roll. He studied electric guitar at the School of Alabama. He offered as Movie director of Pupil Jazz Applications for the Alabama Jazz Hall of Popularity and was movie director from the Alabama Jazz Hall of Popularity All-Stars. His dad Raymond Everett Reach Sr. was a coal miner, and his mom Erma Elizabeth Hillman was a beautician. He collaborated and documented with vocalist Natalie Cole.