Clayton Ivey

Oral History Information

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Songwriter, Record Producer

Clayton Ivey is proud to have been the first white producer to sign exclusively with Motown Records. As a result of his work at Motown (which was located in Los Angeles at that time), Clayton worked with legends such as Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, the Commodores and the Supremes, among others. He later produced records with Hank Williams Jr., Roy Orbison, Wayne Newton and John Kay. As a studio musician he played on all of Toby Keith's #1 records, numerous Chet Atkins and Ronnie Milsap recordings and such on hits as "Patches (Clarence Carter)," "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" (Mac Davis), "Fancy" (Bobbie Gentry) and "One Bad Apple" (the Osmonds). Clayton even co-wrote “Angel In Your Arms” for which he played both the guitar and keyboards!