Here is an absolutely blistering re-edit of Merry Clayton’s 1971 cover of Neil Young’s Southern man by Wah Wah45 label boss, DJ, musician and producer Scrimshire.
Merry Clayton was originally one of the Rayettes, Ray Charles backing singers. She sang backing vocals on Gimme Shelter and Neil Young’s Old Laughing Lady amongst others before embarking upon a solo career in 1970. She also sang backing vocals on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama a riposte by the band to Young’s songs critical of the American South such as Southern Man.
Merry Clayton – Southern Man (Scrimshire edit)