Cool or Crazy Covers Pt. 1 – Gimme Shelter


A new feature starts today on the Atomic Blog – Cool or crazy covers of classic tracks.

I’m going to kick it off with an absolutely stomping soul rework of The Rolling Stones moody masterpiece

Gimme Shelter – Merrie Clayton .

Merrie is the lung busting session singer featured on Gimme Shelter by the Stones. This is her own super funky version of the song, and she has a tear up with it.

Dirty horns, funky wah guitar, crazy bongo’s – Its all going on here!.

As a Brucie bonus I’ve also added the super rare Stones demo of Gimme Shelter, (with Keef singing and no backing vox) so you can really see what Merrie brought to the track

Keith Demo- Gimme Shelter.

Merrie Clayton doing Gimme Shelter is available on a tip top compilation here.

But, I first came across it at the superb soul site that is Funky 16 Corners, always worth a check out for rare and rocking Soul nuggets

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3 Responses to “Cool or Crazy Covers Pt. 1 – Gimme Shelter”

  1. jesus .. shes got sum lungs!

  2. just had another listen im loving that mega compressed ‘isley bros’ type fuzz geetar too

  3. Thanks for Keef’s version! I’ve been looking for it and I juuuust loooove it.

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