Keener’s Secret Side-Men
Who are your favorite Keener Rock and Roll secret side men? Acts like Glenn Campbell and Leon Russell labored on other people’s hits before coming into their own. In fact, many of the great acts that charted on the WKNR Music Guide benefited from some legendary side-men. The Wrecking Crew reminded me today about Louie Shelton, the axe ace who added class to a ton of hit records, including the Jackson 5’s “ABC” and “I Want You Back”, Seals & Croft’s “Summer Breeze” and “Low Down” by Boz Scaggs. And that’s Louis played those amazing Latin guitar licks on the Monkee’s “Valerie” as heard on Keener in March of 1968. Boyce and Hart wrote it and Davy does a pretty good job on the vocals.