Friday, 10 December 2010

MERRY CLAYTON - GIMME SHELTER (ODE 1970) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve




Best known for her background vocal work on the Rolling Stones' legendary single "Gimme Shelter," Merry Clayton had a long and successful career as backup singer, solo artist, and actress. Born December 25, 1948 (hence the rather "holiday" feel of her first name), in New Orleans, LA, Clayton recorded tracks with Elvis Presley, the Supremes, Ray Charles, and Joe Cocker, as well as being a member of Ray Charles' Raelettes in the early '60s. Her solo debut, "The Doorbell Rings," was released in 1963, and she eventually found success as a session singer for the aforementioned artists. She followed up her best-known work -- the appearance on "Gimme Shelter" -- with a solo album of the same name, and during the '70s managed some minor R&B hits with tracks like "After All This Time" in 1971 and "Oh No Not My Baby" in 1973. After a brief hiatus from the music business, Clayton did minor acting work, appearing in the film Maid to Order and Cagney & Lacey. Clayton returned to the music side of things in 1994, albeit as a gospel singer, with the album Miracles. In 1996, Clayton performed with Marianne Faithfull and Darlene Love in the show 20th Century Pop, a performance of "20 rock-era standards."[allmusic]
Here

8 comments:

Tarkus said...

Ultrathanx for this!

DaveB. said...

HUGE THANKS for this one!

Peace and SOUL,
Dave...

Francesco said...

great quality work... unbeatable. thanks so much!

Bill said...

Great album! Thank you!

Midnite Passions said...

Big thanks.

nick said...

thanks very much! excellent stuff. Pity both her (and husband Curtis Amy) never made more of a mainstream splash.

ARG'S said...

Many thanks for this!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for these i have a couple requests can you post

Diana Ross & The Supremes album: Cream of the Crop, and Supremes A Go Go

The 5th Dimension albums: Magic Garden, Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes, Stoned Soul Picnic along with some other albums of theirs

and i'm also looking for Josie and the pussycats, if you have thee please post