Clay McMurray

Profile:
Detroit based soul songwriter, producer, and recording engineer who was in charge of the quality control department for Motown Records in the 1970's. Founded the publishing company Red Cap Music, and likely founded the Detroit soul label Red Cap Records.

After successfully producing the hit single “Stand By Me” for Spyder Turner in 1971, Clay worked in promotions for Arc-Jay-Kay Distributing Co. in Detroit. Hired by Motown’s quality control department three years later, Clay’s job was to listen to every song that the label recorded. Within two years, he was bumped up to Producer and worked with Gladys Knight And The Pips to produce their first hit single. “If I Were Your Woman ”, which he co-wrote with LaVerne Ware and Pam Sawyer. It peaked at #1 on the R&B chart in January 1971 before breaking the top ten on the Pop chart the following month. Other highlights of his illustrious career include work with Rose Royce, Undisputed Truth (2), The Supremes and The Temptations, among others.
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Clay McMurray Discography Tracks

Vocals

MCA 2273, MCA-2273 Clay McMurray - Karen Pree album art Karen Pree Karen Pree - Karen Pree(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA 2273, MCA-2273 US 1977 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

MCA 2273, MCA-2273 Clay McMurray - Karen Pree album art Karen Pree Karen Pree - Karen Pree(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA 2273, MCA-2273 US 1977 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

T-108 Clay McMurray - I'm A Peace Loving Man album art Emanuel Laskey Sweet Lies (as C. McMurray) Emanuel Laskey - I'm A Peace Loving Man(7", Single) Thelma Record Co. T-108 US 1965 Sell This Version
T-115 Clay McMurray - Don't Lead Me On Baby album art Emanuel Laskey You Better Quit It (as C. McMurray) Emanuel Laskey - Don't Lead Me On Baby(7", Promo) Thelma Record Co. T-115 US 1965 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - Stand By Me / You're Good Enough For Me album art Spyder Turner You're Good Enough For Me (as C. McMurry) Spyder Turner - Stand By Me / You're Good Enough For Me (Single) MGM Records US 1966 Sell This Version
T-109 Clay McMurray - This Is A Groovy Generation / Sweet Things album art Billie Kennedy* This Is A Groovy Generation (as C. McMurray) Billie Kennedy* - This Is A Groovy Generation / Sweet Things(7", Promo) Thelma Record Co. T-109 US 1966 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - Will You Be Ready? / Woman album art Samson & Delilah Samson & Delilah - Will You Be Ready? / Woman (Single) Red Cap Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - Stand By Me album art Spyder Turner Don't Hold Back (as C. McMurray) Spyder Turner - Stand By Me (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records US 1967 Sell This Version
SH 110 Clay McMurray - Let's Make It Last / She's Always There album art The Fellows She's Always There (as C. McMurray) The Fellows - Let's Make It Last / She's Always There(7") Solid Hit SH 110 US 1967 Sell This Version
RC 102 Clay McMurray - I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face album art The Monticellos Don't Hold Back (as C. McMurray) The Monticellos - I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face(7", Single, Sty) Red Cap Records RC 102 US 1967 Sell This Version
M-S 207 Clay McMurray - Nothing Sweeter (Than You Girl)  album art Eddie Hill (2) Eddie Hill (2) - Nothing Sweeter (Than You Girl) (7", Single) M-S Records M-S 207 US 1968 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - Out Of Sight album art Maxine Brown Just Give Me One Good Reason (as C. McMurray) Maxine Brown - Out Of Sight (Album) Epic Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - Veil Of Mystery album art Lonette* Stop! (Don't Worry About It) (as McMurray) Lonette* - Veil Of Mystery (Single) M-S Records US 1968 Sell This Version
BN 26395 Clay McMurray - Out Of Sight album art Maxine Brown Just Give Me One Good Reason (as C. McMurray) Maxine Brown - Out Of Sight(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Epic BN 26395 US 1968 Sell This Version
1C 054-90 716 Clay McMurray - Sugar 'n' Spice album art Martha Reeves & The Vandellas You're The Loser Now (as McMurray) Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Sugar 'n' Spice(LP, Album) Tamla Motown 1C 054-90 716 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - Feelin' Good album art David Ruffin I Don't Know Why I Love You (as C. McMurray) David Ruffin - Feelin' Good (Album) Motown, Motown US 1969 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - New Ways But Love Stays album art The Supremes Is There A Place (In His Heart For Me) (as C. McMurray) The Supremes - New Ways But Love Stays (Album) Motown, Motown Venezuela 1970 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - On The Brighter Side Of A Blue World / I'm Gonna Carry On album art The Fantastic Four* I'm Gonna Carry On (as McMurray) The Fantastic Four* - On The Brighter Side Of A Blue World / I'm Gonna Carry On (Single) Soul US 1969 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - Teardrops Keep Fallin' On My Heart album art Chuck Jackson There's A Rainbow In Your Heart (as C. McMurray) Chuck Jackson - Teardrops Keep Fallin' On My Heart (Album) V.I.P., V.I.P., V.I.P. US 1970 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - I Gotta Let You Go / You're The Loser Now album art Martha Reeves & The Vandellas You're The Loser Now Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - I Gotta Let You Go / You're The Loser Now (Single) Gordy US 1970 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - If I Were Your Woman  album art Gladys Knight & The Pips* If I Were Your Woman (as C. McMurray) Gladys Knight & The Pips* - If I Were Your Woman (Single) Soul US 1970 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - Naturally Together album art The Originals A Man Without Love and 6 more… The Originals - Naturally Together (Album) Soul, Soul US 1970 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - God Bless Whoever Sent You album art The Originals God Bless Whoever Sent You (as C. McMurray) The Originals - God Bless Whoever Sent You (Single) Soul Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - Portrait Of The Originals album art The Originals You Want Hearts And Flowers (as C. McMurray) The Originals - Portrait Of The Originals (Album) Soul, Soul US 1970 Sell This Version
Clay McMurray - One Dozen Roses album art Smokey Robinson And The Miracles I Love You Dear (as C. McMurray) Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - One Dozen Roses Tamla, Tamla US 1971 Sell This Version