Merry Clayton (Green Vinyl) (LP)

Merry Clayton

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Soul/R&B, Rhythm and Blues
Real Gone Music
August 3, 2018

Format: Vinyl (LP)



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As the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom
made abundantly clear, Merry Clayton is one of the greatest and most
distinguished female backup singers in rock and soul history, having sung with
everybody from Bobby Darin to Ray Charles to Joe Cocker to Linda
Ronstadt to Neil Young to Lynyrd Skynyrd (on "Sweet Home
Alabama"). But her most famous vocal turn, of course, was her 1969
duet ("It's just a shot away!") with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter." The notoriety she gained from that led to a recording contract with Lou
Adler's Ode label, and to this 1970 debut solo record, which took its title from the Stones track and featured Merry's own hit solo version of the song. But don't stop there?produced by Adler, arranged by the great Gene Page, and featuring Billy Preston on keyboards, this album is an overlooked soul classic, with Merry's indomitable voice taking songs like James Cleveland's "Here Come Those Heartaches Again," The Doors' "Tell All the People," and James Taylor's "Country Road" to dizzying heights (she also turns "Bridge over Troubled Water" into the sanctified gospel hymn it truly is). Vinyl reissue, in limited edition (of 300) green vinyl!

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Catalogue number RLGM07241PMI
Barcode 0848064007241
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported Yes
Weight 180g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 5mm x 310mm