“Gimme Shelter” Singer Merry Clayton Tells Her Story
A phone call in the middle of the night, Merry Clayton was put on the spot. Hear the vocals without the music.
The naked voice they call it. This is the track that they recorded with the Rolling Stones looking over her shoulder. Nowadays, I don't think they would have come to get her up, they would have known better and would have recorded something better, but Merry wanted to prove there was a reason they got HER out of bed. In the video of the naked voice, you can hear the Rolling Stones praising her at the end of the track.
In the video, Merry explains that they called her and she was pregnant and in bed with curlers. She got up, did one pass and did well. They said one more time, so she said ok, I'm gonna blow them out of the water.