Clydie King (Clydie May Crittendon, Dallas, Texas, August 21, 1943 - January 7, 2019) was an American rhythm & blues and soul singer best known for her session work as a backing vocalist.
Discovered by songwriter Richard Berry, King began her recording career in 1956 with Little Clydie & the Teens, she was a member of Ray Charles' Raeletts for three years and contributed to early '60s recordings by producer Phil Spector. She recorded solo singles for Specialty Records, Kent Records and others.
King went on…
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