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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Louie Shelton

I hadn't even heard of Louie Shelton until very recently. I discovered him on YouTube while listening to Monkees music. He is the guy really playing when Nesmith is supposed to be playing. It is said that this Wrecking Crew member is on more hit singles than any other guitar player in the world. According to Wikipedia these include Marvin GayeSimon and GarfunkelStevie WonderBoz ScaggsGladys Knight & the Pipsthe Jackson 5Neil DiamondJohn LennonBarbra Streisandthe Carpentersthe Mamas & the PapasGlen CampbellElla Fitzgeraldthe Partridge FamilyJames BrownDiana RossOtis SpannWhitney HoustonJoe CockerKenny RogersHenry ManciniDave GrusinQuincy JonesLalo Schifrin and Victor Wooten. He played the guitar solo on Lionel Richie's hit "Hello" and Boz Scaggs "Lowdown."

An incredibly fluid and talented player. Very humble. Check out more of his stuff. Guy can play it all.

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