The Best Of Merry Clayton
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The unmistakable voice of Merry Clayton - whose fiery vocal complemented Mick Jagger's lead on The Rolling Stones' immortal 'Gimme Shelter' in 1969 - is is front and center on The Best Of Merry Clayton, the first-ever compilation of Clayton's solo works. The timing is right to shine the spotlight on Clayton, with the forthcoming release of Twenty Feet From Stardom, a new feature-length documentary about backing vocalists like Clayton, who bought shape and style to the soundtracks of our lives.
Top Customer Reviews
I had forgotten all about her until she reappeared on the brilliant Oscar-winning film "Twenty feet from stardom" released in 2013. Merry tried for a solo career and gave it her best shot but somehow it was not to be. Our loss.
Here is a collection of her songs spanning several years. Every track has her trade-mark perfect precision and emotional control. The anger in her version of "Southern Man" is palpable. Her cover of the Bill Withers classic "Grandma's Hands" is heartfelt but not soppy.
"Bridge over Troubled Water" is a lovely song whoever does it. Clayton adds new wistfulness.
There are some surprising inclusions, "Suspicious Minds" was an unexpected pleasure.
Every track a winner, for me. I am so pleased that she has at last reached the wider audience she has always deserved. Her career has suddenly blossomed again. What a voice, she can still nail it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very ejoyable. Loved the recent film so decided to buy this CD for my husband. Often listened to always appreciated.Published 17 months ago by Mme Stephanie Meric