1971 Merry Clayton – Merry Clayton

Merry Clayton is the third studio album by soul singer Merry Clayton, released in 1971 on the Ode Records label.


1  Southern Man (Neil Young) 03:18
2  After All This Time (Carole King) 03:11
3  Walk On In (Carole King) 02:46
4  Love Me Or Let Me Be Lonely (Anita Poree; Jerry Peters; Skip Scarborough) 03:36
5  A Song For You (Leon Russell) 04:21
6  Sho’Nuff (Billy Preston; Joe Greene) 02:50
7  Steamroller (James Taylor) 03:45
8  Same Old Story (Carole King) 04:54
9  Light On The Hill (Richard Jones) 02:41
10  Grandma’s Hands (Bill Withers) 03:33
11  Whatever (Leon Ware) 02:42



BassWilton Felder
DrumsPaul Humphrey
GuitarDavid T Walker
KeyboardsBilly Preston
KeyboardsCarole King
KeyboardsClarence McDonald
KeyboardsJerry Peters
KeyboardsJoe Sample
SaxCurtis Amy
PercussionBobbye Hall
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionSandra Crouch
Background VocalsAbigail Haness
Background VocalsJerry Peters
Background VocalsPatrice Holloway
VocalsMerry Clayton

Liner Notes

Producer – Lou Adler
Arranged By – Jerry Peters (Tracks 1, 4)
Arranged By – Carole King (Tracks 2, 3, 8)
Arranged By – Billy Preston (Tracks 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – Marty Paich (Tracks 3, 8)
Engineer – Hank Cicalo

Art Direction – Roland Young
Design – Chuck Beeson
Photography By – Jim McCrary

Recorded At A&M Studios
Distributed By A&M Records, Inc.
Pressed By Monarch Record Mfg. Co