[b]Soul - gospel - rhythm 'n' blues disco singer - actress[/b]
Born on 25.12.1948 in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Wife of the late jazz artist [a=Curtis Amy]
Sister of [a=Little Feat]'s percussionist [a=Sam Clayton].
Debuted at 14 years old in 1962 with the duet with [a=Bobby Darin], "Who Can I Count On? (When I Can't Count On You)".
She recorded first "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" but it was [a=Betty Everett]'s version that became a hit the same year.
She was one of the original [a=Raelets], the backing vocalists of [a=Ray Charles].
She did back vocals on [a=Neil Young]'s debut in 1968.
She is best known for her duet with [a=Mick Jagger] on "Gimme Shelter", an intense performance that was revisited decades later in the documentary "20 Feet from Stardom", which won both an Oscar and a Grammy.
She is heard at the background of [a=Lynyrd Skynyrd]'s "Sweet Home Alabama".
She went on singing back vocals for [a=Tom Jones], [a=Joe Cocker] and [a=Carole King].
Her biggest hit is the uptempo "Yes" out of the 1987 soundtrack "Dirty Dancing"
She released five solo albums through the 70's and one in 1994.