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Judy Clay

voc, 1938-2001 US, St. Pauls
Singer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Judith Grace Gatewood, née Guions

Singer, born 12 September 1938 in St. Pauls, North Carolina, died 19 July 2001 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Clay started her career in the 1950s with gospel group The Drinkard Singers. She recorded several albums and singles from 1960 on but did not reach commercial success until the late 1960s. Her hit singles from this period include duets with Billy Vera ("Storybook Children" - 1967) and William Bell ("Private Number" - 1968). From the early 1970s on she mostly focused on session work and gospel music. Sister of Sylvia Shemwell.

  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Storybook Children on Storybook Children by Billy Vera & Judy Clay
It Ain't Long Enough on Private Numbers by Judy Clay & Veda Brown
You Can't Run Away from Your Heart on Greatest Love by Judy Clay
Private Number on Soul Explosion by Various Artists
Bed Of Roses on Private Numbers by Judy Clay & Veda Brown
Let It Be Me on Storybook Children by Billy Vera & Judy Clay
You Busted My Mind on My Arms Ain't Strong Enough by Judy Clay
Just Across the Line on Storybook Children by Billy Vera & Judy Clay
Do Right Woman - Do Right Man on Storybook Children by Billy Vera & Judy Clay
Greatest Love on Greatest Love by Judy Clay

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Do You Think That's Right / I've Got A FeelingJudy Clay / Baby Washington2014Single
The Stax Solo RecordingsJudy Clay * Veda Brown2008Compil.
Storybook Children & With Pen In HandBilly Vera & Judy Clay2004Album
Bluesoul Belles Vol. 4: The Scepter And Musicor RecordingsJudy Clay & Marie Knight2001Compil.
Please Let Me In / Since You Came AlongJohnnie Taylor / Judy Clay1999Single
Featuring Storybook Children & Greatest LoveBilly Vera & Judy Clay1995Compil.
Private NumbersJudy Clay * Veda Brown1993Compil.
The Atlantic YearsBilly Vera & Judy Clay1987Compil.
Private Number / Who's Making LoveJudy Clay & William Bell / Johnnie Taylor1985Single
Private NumberJudy Clay & William Bell1981Single
Stayin' AliveJudy Clay1978Album
Private NumberJudy Clay / William Bell1976Single
Greatest Love / If I Only Had TimeJudy Clay, John Rowles1975Single
Greatest LoveJudy Clay1970Single
Sister Pitiful / Get TogetherJudy Clay1969Single
Reaching For The MoonBilly Vera & Judy Clay1969Single
Country Girl - City Man / Storybrook ChildrenBilly Vera & Judy Clay1968Single
I've Been Loving You Too Long / When Do We Go / Are You Coming To My Party / Ever SinceBilly Vera & Judy Clay1968Single
Private Number / Love-Eye-Tis / My Baby Specializes / Left Over LoveJudy Clay & William Bell1968Album
Country Girl And A City Man (Just Across The Line)Billy Vera & Judy Clay1968Single
Country Girl-City ManBilly Vera & Judy Clay1968Single
Private NumberJudy Clay & William Bell1968Single
Bed Of Roses / Remove These CloudsJudy Clay1968Single
It Ain't Long EnoughJudy Clay1968Single
Private Number / Love-Eye-TisJudy Clay & William Bell1968Single
My Baby Specializes / Left Over LoveWilliam Bell & Judy Clay1968Single
Country Girl - City Man / So Good (To Be Together)Billy Vera & Judy Clay1968Single
When Do We Go? / Ever SinceBilly Vera & Judy Clay1968Single
Storybook ChildrenBilly Vera & Judy Clay1968Album
Storybook Children / Really TogetherBilly Vera & Judy Clay1967Single
You Can't Run Away From Your Heart / It Takes A Lotta Good LoveJudy Clay1967Single
Haven't Got What It TakesJudy Clay1966Single
You Busted My MindJudy Clay1966Single
My Arms Aren't Strong Enough / That's AllJudy Clay1964Single
Lonely People Do Foolish Things / I'm Comin' HomeJudy Clay1964Single
Let It Be Me / I'm Up TightJudy Clay1963Single
Do You Think That's Right / Stormy WeatherJudy Clay1962Single
I Thought I'd Gotten Over YouJudy Clay1961Single
I Thought I'd Gotten Over YouJudy Clay1961Single
Storybook Children / Country Girl City WomanBilly Vera & Judy ClaySingle
You Busted My Mind / Your Kind Of Lovin'Judy ClaySingle
Private Number / Mrs. Robinson / I Wanna TestifyWilliam Bell & Judy Clay / Booker T & The MG's / Johnnie TaylorSingle
Somebody Stole My Thunder / That's AllGeorgie Fame / Judy ClaySingle
Bring It On Home To Me / Private NumberEddie Floyd / Judy Clay & William BellSingle
Time Is TightBooker T & The MG's / Eddie Floyd / William Bell & Judy ClaySingle
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