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Merry Clayton

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Wikimp3 information about the music of Merry Clayton. On our website we have 13 albums and 30 collections of artist Merry Clayton. You can find useful information and download songs of this artist. We also know that Merry Clayton represents Soul genres.

Biography

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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."

Collections

Title: A Taste of Honey

Genre: Pop

Title: Soul Divas

Genre: Soul, Soul Jazz

Title: Todo Rock Total CD1

Genre: Rock

Title: Legends Of Rock

Genre: Rock, Pop

Featuring albums

Title: The Best

Artist: Steve Miller Band

Genre: Rock

Title: The Collection

Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Genre: Rock

Title: In A Special Way

Artist: Gene Harris

Genre: Soul, Jazz, Funk

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