A Hundred Pounds of Clay

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"A Hundred Pounds Of Clay"
Single by Gene McDaniels
from the album 100 Lbs. Of Clay!
B-side "Come On Take a Chance"
Released February 1961
Genre Soul
Length 2:22
Label Liberty Records 55308
Writer(s) Kay Rogers, Luther Dixon, Bob Elgin
Producer(s) Snuff Garrett
Gene McDaniels singles chronology
"A Hundred Pounds Of Clay"
"A Tear"

"A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" is a song written by Kay Rogers, Luther Dixon, and Bob Elgin and performed by Gene McDaniels. The song reached #3 on the Billboard chart and #11 on the R&B chart in 1961.[1] The song appeared on his 1961 album 100 Lbs. Of Clay![2]

The song was produced by Snuff Garrett.[3] Earl Palmer played drums on the song.

Other versions[edit]

In media[edit]

McDaniels' version was used in the 1987 movie The Year My Voice Broke.[10]