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
Songwriter(s) Kay Rogers, Luther Dixon, Bob Elgin
Producer(s) Snuff Garrett
Gene McDaniels singles chronology
"A Hundred Pounds Of Clay"
(1961)
"A Tear"
(1961)
"A Hundred Pounds Of Clay"
(1961)
"A Tear"
(1961)

"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.[4]

Other versions[edit]

In media[edit]

McDaniels' version was used in the 1987 movie The Year My Voice Broke.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gene McDaniels, "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" Chart Positions Retrieved January 1, 2014
  2. ^ Gene McDaniels, 100 Lbs. Of Clay Retrieved January 1, 2014
  3. ^ Gene McDaniels, "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" Single Release Retrieved January 1, 2014
  4. ^ Scherman, Tony, Backbeat: The Earl Palmer Story, forward by Wynton Marsalis, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1999 p. 175
  5. ^ Craig Douglas, "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" Chart Position Retrieved January 1, 2014
  6. ^ Dalida, L' Intégrale Des Années Barclay Retrieved January 1, 2014
  7. ^ The Impressions, The Fabulous Impressions Retrieved January 1, 2014
  8. ^ Dickie Goodman, The Original Flying Saucers Retrieved January 1, 2014
  9. ^ Gary Lucas, Busy Being Born Retrieved January 1, 2014
  10. ^ The Belmonts, The Belmonts Anthology Vol. 1 Featuring A Hundred Pounds of Clay Retrieved January 1, 2014
  11. ^ The Year My Voice Broke soundtrack Retrieved January 1, 2014