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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Albums

SP-77001 Gimme Shelter — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter (Album) Ode Records (2) SP-77001 US 1970 Sell This Version
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SP 77012 Merry Clayton — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Merry Clayton (Album) Ode Records (2) SP 77012 US 1971 Sell This Version
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L35678 Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Album) Ode Records (2) L35678 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
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MCA-3200 Emotion — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Emotion (Album) MCA Records MCA-3200 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
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51416 1112 2 Miracles — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Miracles(CD, Album) CGI Records (2) 51416 1112 2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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B0033318-02 Beautiful Scars — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Beautiful Scars (Album) Motown Gospel, Motown Gospel B0033318-02 US 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

501 I've Got My Eyes On You / The Doorbell Rings — Merry Clayton Marry Clayton* I've Got My Eyes On You / The Doorbell Rings (Single) Teldisc Records 501 US 1962 Sell This Version
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EAP 1-20560 It's In His Kiss — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton It's In His Kiss(7", EP) Capitol Records EAP 1-20560 France 1963 Sell This Version
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5100 Nothing Left To Do But Cry / Usher Boy — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Nothing Left To Do But Cry / Usher Boy(7", Single) Capitol Records 5100 US 1963 Sell This Version
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4984 It's In His Kiss / The Magic Of Romance — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton It's In His Kiss / The Magic Of Romance(7", Single) Capitol Records 4984 US 1963 Sell This Version
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5243 Knock On The Door — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Knock On The Door(7") Capitol Records 5243 US 1964 Sell This Version
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5164 La La Jace Song (Spanish Boy) / Beg Me — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton La La Jace Song (Spanish Boy) / Beg Me(7") Capitol Records 5164 US 1964 Sell This Version
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S 4583 The Mighty Quinn — Merry Clayton Brothers And Sisters* Featuring Merry Clayton Brothers And Sisters* Featuring Merry Clayton - The Mighty Quinn(7", Single, Promo) CBS S 4583 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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ZS7-123 The Times They Are A-Changin'  — Merry Clayton 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
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AMK-3757 Gimme Shelter / Good Girls — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter / Good Girls (Single) Ode Records (2) AMK-3757 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
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ODE-66016 Wouldn't It Be Nice (Record Live At Big Sur) / The Times They Are A Changin' (Recorded Live At Big Sur) — Merry Clayton Beach Boys* / Merry Clayton Beach Boys* / Merry Clayton - Wouldn't It Be Nice (Record Live At Big Sur) / The Times They Are A Changin' (Recorded Live At Big Sur) (Single) Ode Records (2) ODE-66016 US 1970 Sell This Version
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66007, 66.007 Country Road / Forget It, I Got It — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Country Road / Forget It, I Got It (Single) Ode Records (2) 66007, 66.007 France 1970 Sell This Version
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1290 Gimme Shelter / Good Girls — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter / Good Girls(7", Single, Promo, Styrene, Mon) Ode Records (2) 1290 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
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AME-50, 71-1 Gimme Shelter (EP) — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter (EP)(7", EP) A&M Records, Ode Records (2) AME-50, 71-1 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
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ODE-66011 Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing (Black National Hymn) — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing (Black National Hymn)(7", Mono, Promo) Ode Records (2) ODE-66011 US 1970 Sell This Version
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ODE-66003 Gimme Shelter / Good Girls — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter / Good Girls(7", Single) Ode Records (2) ODE-66003 US 1970 Sell This Version
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ODK-4456, ODE-66018 After All This Time / Whatever — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton After All This Time / Whatever (Single) Ode Records (2) ODK-4456, ODE-66018 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
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10 925 AT After All This Time / Steamroller — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton After All This Time / Steamroller (Single) Ode Records (2) 10 925 AT Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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ODK-4926, ODE-66030 Oh No, Not My Baby / Suspicious Minds — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Oh No, Not My Baby / Suspicious Minds (Single) Ode Records (2) ODK-4926, ODE-66030 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
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ODS 66.301 The Acid Queen — Merry Clayton Merry Clayton, The London Symphony Orchestra Merry Clayton, The London Symphony Orchestra - The Acid Queen (Single) A&M Records, Ode Records (2) ODS 66.301 France 1972 Sell This Version