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The Best of Merry Clayton


Download links and information about The Best of Merry Clayton by Merry Clayton. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 59:02 minutes.

Artist: Merry Clayton
Release date: 2013
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop
Tracks: 17
Duration: 59:02
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No. Title Length
1. Southern Man 3:16
2. Tell All the People 2:55
3. Country Road 3:45
4. After All This Time 3:10
5. Gimme Shelter 3:30
6. Grandma's Hands 3:30
7. Oh No, Not My Baby 3:26
8. Walk On In 2:44
9. Bridge Over Troubled Water 5:48
10. The Mighty Quinn - Brothers and Sisters 3:31
11. Sho' Nuff 2:46
12. Forget It I Got It 2:53
13. Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (From the Universal T.V. Series Baretta) 2:53
14. Suspicious Minds 3:58
15. A Song For You 4:18
16. Lift Every Voice and Sing (Black National Hymn) [From the Original Soundtrack of MGM's Brewster McCloud] 3:03
17. The Acid Queen (featuring London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus) 3:36



Merry Clayton's landmark vocal performance on The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter"—where she chillingly sings "Rape, murder/It's just a shot away"—is her most famous moment. Yet she was a longtime backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, The Supremes, and Joe Cocker, as well as a member of Ray Charles' Raelettes in the early '60s. After "Gimme Shelter," Clayton released a solo album of the same name, from which several of the tracks of this fine "Best Of" are taken. Most songs here are from the two solo records she recorded for Ode Records in 1970 and 1971, along with a few later cuts (including "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow" from her 1975 gospel album of the same name). "After All This Time" was a minor hit. Yet much of her material is idiosyncratic gospel-soul, usually of other famous people's hits: from Neil Young's "Southern Man" (here given great definition and meaning) to Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds."