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The Haunting Background Vocals on The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter:" Merry Clayton Recalls How They Came to Be | Open Culture

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Christmas in the Woods by Henry Clayton Hopkins A Merry Christmas to all my followers from thewoodbetween!

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Merry Clayton (December 25, 1948) American singer, o.a. known from Ray Charles and the Raelettes.

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'Gimme Shelter' Singer Merry Clayton: Just a Shot Away

Merry Clayton, the female voice behind The Stones' "Gimme Shelter," and she did it in the middle of the night while she was heavily pregnant. The woman is every bit as good as Aretha. Maybe better.

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The 10 best backing singers

10 best: Merry Clayton

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Mick Jagger and Merry Clayton vocals "Gimme Shelter" Rolling Stones - Merry Clayton's voice gives me goosebumps. She was pregnant and wearing hair curlers when she recorded he track in an LA studio. WOW....THAT VOICE!

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Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)

20 Feet from Stardom. 2013, This fabulous documentary focuses on the backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music. If you love music, you will love this doc.

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Video/singing by Merry Clayton-Gimme Shelter. Love this soul version. She did original lyrics on the Stones release.

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