- 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/
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