Gimme Shelter

  • Artist – Album: The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed

This week I’m doing one of the big ones – The Rolling Stones. I chose their smokiest track, “Gimme Shelter”, in honor of the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, a movie featuring the unheralded work of the backup singer. In this case, it was Merry Clayton’s gut-wrenching vocal that made Mick sound so good. I included a link below that showcases what Merry brought to this song. It’s awe-inspiring to listen to that much power for the ages.

Isolated vocal track: http://youtu.be/jqXyjbgs5rU

20 Feet from Stardom (IMDb): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396566/

Google Play Music Link: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bbuhkoosojnoa3tliyl7o2wwhg4&tid=song-T4we6576rcqgaysm7xvobgvwcim

Previous Music Monday Selections: http://kevinianbryan.com/musicmonday.html

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