Merry Clayton is the third studio album by soul singer Merry Clayton, released in 1971 on the Ode Records label. Merry Clayton – vocals. Wilton Felder – bass. Paul Humphrey – drums. David T. Walker – guitar. Billy Preston, Carole King, Clarence McDonald, Jerry Peters, Joe Sample – keyboards. Abigail Haness, Jerry Peters, Merry Clayton, Patrice Holloway, James Cleveland – backing vocals. Curtis Amy – saxophone. Lou Adler – production. Jim McCrary – photography. Hank Cicalo – engineering.
Merry Clayton – Merry Clayton. Label: Ode Records (2) – SP 77012. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Monarch Pressing. I am a 21 year old college student, so I was not very familiar with Merry Clayton until I did a contemporary dance piece to her version of "A Song For You". I love dancing to her music and I can always find a song on her albums to fit whatever mood I am in.
Clayton continues to spin other people’s tunes into her own gold by stripping James Taylor’s Steamroller of its sardonic blues-rock mockery with a commanding strut and her bold soul-sister voice. Bookending with the flute-groove of Whatever proves to be an amazingly powerful exit strategy. Merry Clayton Merry Clayton. Known for nearly upstaging Mick Jagger with her astounding backing vocal performance on the Stones’ 1969 recording of Gimme Shelter, Merry Clayton is the owner of a voice to be reckoned with. Here she opens her eponymous third studio album with a goose-bump-raising cover of Neil Young’s Southern Man, giving his tune the much-needed authenticity of an African- American perspective while injecting it with huge doses of danceable soul-funk to make this version definitive.
Listen to music from Merry Clayton like Yes, Gimme Shelter & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Merry Clayton. Merry made her solo debut in 1963 with 'The Doorbell Rings', before recording a version of 'The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)', a song later popularized by Betty Everett and Cher.
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