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Published on July 1st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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More fun with amazing isolated vocals: Merry Clayton’s part in the Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”

Even though the song is fifty years old (do the math if you must), I still get chills from Merry Clayton’s guest vocals on the Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.”

She nailed her performance in the middle of the night, while wearing pajamas, while also being very pregnant.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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One Response to More fun with amazing isolated vocals: Merry Clayton’s part in the Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”

  1. Raelyn Tran says:

    Amazing, Soulful Performance; she looks great!

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