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Louie Shelton: Urban Culture

Read "Urban Culture" reviewed by John Sharpe


A quick read of guitaristLouie Shelton’sbio attests to the fact that he is a talented, much in-demand session player. Over the years he’s worked with artists like The Monkees, The Jackson Five, The Partridge Family, Lionel Ritchie, Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, and on and on. Urban Culture features the guitarist noodling through ten instrumental tracks, all Shelton originals. They used to call this sort of stuff “elevator music” or “Muzak” till some smart record executive tagged it with a new, ...

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Louis Shelton: Urban Culture

Read "Urban Culture" reviewed by Ed Kopp


Louie Shelton is a talented session guitarist who's appeared on countless pop albums with the Monkees, Barbara Streisand, Marvin Gaye and many more. Two of Shelton's more memorable contributions were the killer opening segment on the Jackson 5 hit “I Want You Back" and the tasty guitar solo on Boz Scaggs'"Lowdown."In 1996, Shelton delivered a fine solo release ( Guitar ) that was edgy enough to please fusion fans but catchy enough for contemporary jazz radio. Unfortunately, Urban ...


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