Louie Shelton plays Stevie Wonder !

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  1. rreiser

    rreiser Supporting Member

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    I don't know how to post youtube videos here, but if someone can, please post Louie Shelton doing "Too High" by Stevie Wonder. Amazing !
     
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    Pretty easy to post a clip. Click the “Share” and “copy link” icons on the YT video page, then just paste into the message.
    His solo on “Hello” is one of the all time greats.
     
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    His version of Walk on by is perfect:



    I usually have a quite low opinion of smooth jazz, but is great.
     
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    His picking and fretting are so efficient, zero wasted motion.
     
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    Gig Young It's not about the clown Silver Supporting Member

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    I had forgotten about that great SW song.

    Whooaa! Really gd!!
    Thanx
     
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    Great clip. And he did it without making any of the cliche guitar faces or shaking the neck, how does that happen. Thanks for sharing this!
     
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    reminded me of this...

    with Charlie Hunter.
     
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    Louie Shelton is one of the greats, although he gets little recognition.
     
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    Sweet louie. One of the LA studio greats. If im not mistaken he got larry carlton his start in the studios. He s a legend.
     
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    that ascending lick at around 3:55 is up for appropriation today.
     
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    Gig Young It's not about the clown Silver Supporting Member

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    Is that video recent?

    Man if he still playing, his chops are magnificent, 78 years old or not!!
     
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    mr. last train to clarksville...saw him playing w/ seals & crofts around 1972 (he produced their hits)
     
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    Is that a 330-style ES? The headstock is covered with *gasp* a clip-on tuner, and the body looks deeper than a 335 to me. Could just be the angle or my weak perceptions. Anyway, beautiful playing and tone.
     
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    I think Shelton is the one who played the rippage from the Monkees "Valleri."
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Where I became aware of him was when I heard the Carpenter's Goodbye to Love. This was what I considered at the time to be a typically sappy tune from the Carpenters...but the guitar solo was kinda over the top with distortion, string pinches and so on...it was so melodic and somehow, it really fit and was done really well, but seemed somewhat incongruous to what I expected to hear in a Carpenters tune. I've subsequently developed respect for Karen's amazing voice and their place in pop music history.

    But learning about Louie Shelton and Tommy Tedesco was how I became aware of "session players" and it gave me a new direction to shoot for with my career for a number of years in the 70s.
     

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