I’m re-posting Merry Clayton’s version of the Stones “Gimme Shelter” for a couple of reasons. Primarily because I’ve been completely mesmerized by this recent post, over at Dangerous Minds, going over the various isolated tracks used in the studio while cutting “Gimme Shelter” for Let It Bleed. As if the song weren’t haunting enough as is, listening to Jagger and Merry Clayton’s isolated vocals towards the end is near shiver inducing. The second reason? More people need to get hip to Clayton’s soulful run during the 70s. This is a good place to start.