Merry Clayton

Merry Clayton

Profile:
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

Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter (Album) Ode Records (2) Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton Merry Clayton (Album) Ode Records (2) US 1971 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Album) Ode Records (2) Australia 1975 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton Emotion (Album) MCA Records 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
Merry Clayton Country Road / Forget It, I Got It (Single) Ode Records (2) France 1970 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter / Good Girls (Single) Ode Records (2) 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
Merry Clayton After All This Time / Steamroller (Single) Ode Records (2) Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton After All This Time / Whatever (Single) Ode Records (2) US 1971 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton Suspicious Minds / Oh No, Not My Baby (Single) Ode Records (2) US 1972 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton, The London Symphony Orchestra Merry Clayton, The London Symphony Orchestra - The Acid Queen (Single) A&M Records France 1972 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Single) Ode Records (2) Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton If I Lose / One More Ride Ode Records (2) US 1975 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton Emotion / Let Me Make You Cry A Little Longer (Single) MCA Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton When The World Turns Blue (Melodies Of Love) / Emotion (Single) MCA Records 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
Leslie Smith And Merry Clayton Leslie Smith And Merry Clayton - Before The Night Is Over (Single) Elektra US 1982 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton / The Five Satins Merry Clayton / The Five Satins - Yes / In The Still Of The Night (Single, Maxi) RCA UK 1987 Sell This Version
Merry Clayton Yes RCA, RCA US 1987 Sell This Version