Merry Clayton

Merry Clayton

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Soul - gospel - rhythm 'n' blues disco singer - actress

Born on 25.12.1948 in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Wife of the late jazz artist Curtis Amy
Sister of Little Feat's percussionist Sam Clayton.
Debuted at 14 years old in 1962 with the duet with Bobby Darin, "Who Can I Count On? (When I Can't Count On You)".
She recorded first "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" but it was Betty Everett's version that became a hit the same year.
She was one of the original Raelets, the backing vocalists of Ray Charles.
She did back vocals on Neil Young's debut in 1968.
She is best known for her duet with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter", an intense performance that was revisited decades later in the documentary "20 Feet from Stardom", which won both an Oscar and a Grammy.
She is heard at the background of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama".
She went on singing back vocals for Tom Jones, Joe Cocker and Carole King.
Her biggest hit is the uptempo "Yes" out of the 1987 soundtrack "Dirty Dancing"
She released five solo albums through the 70's and one in 1994.
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Merry Clayton Discography

Albums

SODL 933996 Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter (Album) Ode Records (2) SODL 933996 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
SP-77012 Merry Clayton Merry Clayton (Album) Ode Records (2) SP-77012 US 1971 Sell This Version
L35678 Merry Clayton Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Album) Ode Records (2) L35678 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
MCA-3200 Merry Clayton Emotion (Album) MCA Records MCA-3200 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
51416 1112 2 Merry Clayton Miracles(CD, Album) CGI Records (2) 51416 1112 2 US 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5100 Merry Clayton Nothing Left To Do But Cry / Usher Boy(7", Single) Capitol Records 5100 US 1963 Sell This Version
4984 Merry Clayton It's In His Kiss / The Magic Of Romance(7", Single) Capitol Records 4984 US 1963 Sell This Version
5164 Merry Clayton La La Jace Song (Spanish Boy) / Beg Me(7") Capitol Records 5164 US 1964 Sell This Version
5243 Merry Clayton Knock On The Door(7") Capitol Records 5243 US 1965 Sell This Version
ZS7-123 The Brothers & Sisters Of Los Angeles* Featuring Merry Clayton The Brothers & Sisters Of Los Angeles* Featuring Merry Clayton - The Times They Are A-Changin' (7", Promo) Ode Records (2) ZS7-123 US 1969 Sell This Version
66.007 Merry Clayton Country Road / Forget It, I Got It (Single) Ode Records (2) 66.007 France 1970 Sell This Version
AMS 802 Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter / Good Girls (Single) Ode Records (2) AMS 802 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ODE-66011 Merry Clayton Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing (Black National Hymn)(7", Mono, Promo) Ode Records (2) ODE-66011 US 1970 Sell This Version
10925 Merry Clayton After All This Time / Steamroller (Single) Ode Records (2) 10925 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ODE-66018 Merry Clayton After All This Time / Whatever (Single) Ode Records (2) ODE-66018 US 1971 Sell This Version
ODE-66030 Merry Clayton Suspicious Minds / Oh No, Not My Baby (Single) Ode Records (2) ODE-66030 US 1972 Sell This Version
ODS 66.301 Merry Clayton, The London Symphony Orchestra Merry Clayton, The London Symphony Orchestra - The Acid Queen (Single) A&M Records ODS 66.301 France 1972 Sell This Version
AM 45075 Merry Clayton Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Single) Ode Records (2) AM 45075 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
ODE-66116-S Merry Clayton If I Lose / One More Ride Ode Records (2) ODE-66116-S US 1975 Sell This Version
41195 Merry Clayton Emotion / Let Me Make You Cry A Little Longer (Single) MCA Records 41195 US 1980 Sell This Version
41266 Merry Clayton When The World Turns Blue (Melodies Of Love) / Emotion MCA Records 41266 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA 41266 Merry Clayton When The World Turns Blue (Melodies Of Love)(7", Single) MCA Records MCA 41266 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-41266 Merry Clayton You're Always There When I Need You(7", Promo) MCA Records MCA-41266 US 1980 Sell This Version
E-47451 Leslie Smith And Merry Clayton Leslie Smith And Merry Clayton - Before The Night Is Over (Single) Elektra E-47451 US 1982 Sell This Version
PB 49563 Merry Clayton / The Five Satins Merry Clayton / The Five Satins - Yes / In The Still Of The Night (Single, Maxi) RCA PB 49563 UK 1987 Sell This Version