What a bunch of fake fans. Merry Clayton? That's not her. That's Lisa Fisher, a great singer in her own right. Mary Clayton was the original singer, but this is Lisa! I agree with Namedieh...best Stones' song ever. Best band in the history of the world...to infinity!!!
Merry Clayton just hits this song so very well. I have no idea if it is true but I've heard that she was pregnant when this was made, but that her singing...and forcing her voice to crack several times... caused her to have a miscarriage shortly after the session. I have also heard that The Stones called her to the recording session early in the morning...two or three AM.
Merry Clayton later married Leon Russell.
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re: "Excellent black chick singer" - that's Merry Clayton, and her story is an amazing chapter in pop music. Check out the documentary film "20 Feet From Stardom" for a fresh perspective on these immensely talented backup singers.