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Gimme Shelter - Merry Clayton or Lisa Fischer?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, May 21, 2012.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Seeing Mick Jagger on SNL got me reving up my Stones collection.

    Got me thinking about Gimme Shelter. Which back up singer do you prefer -The Merry Clayton version ( original ) or Lisa Fischer ( since 1987)
  2. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Definitely Merry Clayton. No contest.
  3. Rambler

    Rambler Member

    Merry Clayton. Though Lisa can bring it, too.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I go back and forth although this is a pretty sweet extended version with Lisa Fischer.

    Both have amazing pipes.
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I should have added that it wasn't a knock on Lisa (who I've met and who is lovely).
  6. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    In case you haven't heard the isolated vocal track:

  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Cool link. I've never heard that before. Love hearing the
    crackling of the LP.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Mary Blige singing on current tour just wrecks the song. Bring back Lisa Fisher.

  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Either is fine by me. Wonderful lyrics. Forget how sweet Richards was/is thinking about his speaking skills.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Just watched 20 feet from Stardom. It's a documentary about back up singers like
    Lisa Fisher, Merri Clayton and the most famous Darlene Love.

    If you like rock music it's very entertaining and insightful. Amazing how many songs
    that those 3 were involved in that you would have never known. For example Merri Clayton did background for Sweet Home Alabama.

    Here is a Times interview with the 3. Did not know that Lisa Fisher
    and Merri Clayton were actually friends.

  11. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    Maybe off-topic a bit, but here are two covers of Gimme Shelter that I really like.

    Playing for Change:

    Ashley Cleveland:
  12. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Merry Clayton did a track on the Dirty Dancing score.
    Dirty Dancing is one of Fart's weaknesses.
    Shut up.
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