Some of the artists with whom Louie Shelton has worked.
When Louie was 13 years old he met an up and coming Elvis Presley. Elvis was playing at Louie’s junior high school in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Years later in Los Angeles as a session guitarist he was in the studio with Elvis. Louie was one of two people in the studio when young Michael Jackson sang “I Want You Back.” He was in the studio with John Lennon and Phil Spector. T-Bone Walker, James Brown, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder are also among his credits. He also produced Seals & Crofts and played lead guitar on their most memorable hits.
His 2009 induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame provided the perfect backdrop for this conversation with All About Jazz about his remarkable musical career.