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Louie Shelton, another famous player nobody heard about

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17 minutes ago, Tman said:

That was so fantastic. Thanks Jaxson

Your welcome,  I enjoy sharing these tidbits, 

 

 

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12 hours ago, jaxson50 said:

Your welcome,  I enjoy sharing these tidbits, 

 

 

Didn't realize he is from Little Rock, my home town. He's done so much with the wrecking crew. Must have been a blast.

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Very cool, seeing all the musicians and projects he was associated with.  How did he get involved with so many people, was he a studio musician or musician for hire and brought on for certain projects, or was he part of all the different bands.  Just interested in what his career trajectory was like...  any idea?

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I guess you could say it was a combination of a childhood prodigy meeting opportunity.   He was a regular on a local Little Rock radio and TV show playing at the age of 8 or so,  his was recorded at age 13,  about the time he met Elvis,  he became a playing partner with Glen Campbell even before Glen went to California,  Glen encourage him to move there after Glen had found work in LA. 

After he arrived, Glen introduced him to musicians and record producer's,  this would have been the mid 60s,  so just as Glen's career as a performing artist took off, Louie was able to step into the studio , 

His play list speaks for itself.  

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These two records were made while he played with Shelby Cooper and the Dixie Mountaineers,  Shelby and his wife discovered Shelton and took him into their home and started his music career, 

These recordings would have been when he was 12 or 13,

 

 

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3 hours ago, jaxson50 said:

I guess you could say it was a combination of a childhood prodigy meeting opportunity.   He was a regular on a local Little Rock radio and TV show playing at the age of 8 or so,  his was recorded at age 13,  about the time he met Elvis,  he became a playing partner with Glen Campbell even before Glen went to California,  Glen encourage him to move there after Glen had found work in LA. 

After he arrived, Glen introduced him to musicians and record producer's,  this would have been the mid 60s,  so just as Glen's career as a performing artist took off, Louie was able to step into the studio , 

His play list speaks for itself.  

Appreciate the input, lot's of cool stories to know.

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