Sunday, June 16, 2013

listening2: merry clayton | lift every voice and sing

I was listening to an interview on NPR about background singers.  Merry Clayton is a premiere background soul singer of old.  Some vocalist are headliners, some are forerunners.  Merry was higly requested as an studio session superstar.  Merry's gospel background can be heard in the likes of Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Alabama, just to name a few.

This live recording is a feature on the soundtrack for the 1970 Robert Altman film Brewster McCloud.

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