If there’s anything that will send a chill up your spine, it’s hearing Merry Clayton’s vocals on “Gimme Shelter”.
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Agreed on her vocals on Gimme Shelter. Ever heard Ashley Cleveland’s cover? Changed my life.
So outstanding. I do a different Gameday mix every year……but it always starts with Gimme Shelter
Amazing voice!! Perfect for that song.
The documentary this is from, 20 Feet From Stardom, is just awesome. I also love The Wrecking Crew. I’m too young to truly have appreciated Glen Campbell in his prime, so very thankful for docs like that one.
Yep, both are great movies. And while I never saw Glen in his prime, I did take the family to his farewell tour show in Galveston. He still had it, though he would occasionally forget the words. It wasn’t too much of a problem as the crowd would just sing loud enough that he would pick it back up.
If you want a bittersweet look at Glen Campbell, check out the documentary called “I’ll be Me.” It covers his declining health and that last tour. The mind is really a remarkable thing. And music was so deeply ingrained in him that he couldn’t tell the doctor what year it was, but if the doctor asked him to put his fingers in position for a certain chord, he could do it automatically. Music was down deep in the “lizard brain” part of his mind.
If you like those two documentaries you HAVE to see Muscle Shoals: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt2492916/
Read an article about this a couple of weeks ago. When her voice breaks (though still in key), you can hear a “whoo” in the background. That’s one of the guys that were blown away.
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That was Mick. I finally turned it up loud enough one time to hear that “woo” (before I ever saw the documentary). You can tell they were rocking that studio.
From the ominous intro until the final fade, has to be in the top five of greatest rock songs ever. 50 years later, still holds up just fine.
Agreed. And I’m a millennial.
Yall talking about these documentaries remind me that I just saw a BRILLIANT one on Bobby Keys, the late sax player who was practically “the sixth Stone.” It’s called Every Night Is Saturday Night, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
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