With three days before the very FIRST Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon, the time was right to share a very cool Italian version of the song, which far as I know, has NEVER been shared publicly!
Alexander Surmont of Belgium provided a magnificent Italian language version of LOUIE LOUIE for the LOUIE LOUIE documentary project that absolutely needed to be shared for this marathon! In this recording, he rephrases the song as ‘Da lui non hai’ which translates to ‘From him, you never have.’ The chords on this version use the (D/ G / Am) structure.
As I didn’t have any footage of Alexander, so I decided to try something a little different for this YouTube clip…. I pulled together some video footage I shot around some of my favorite beaches around San Francisco and Santa Cruz, where I often escape to whenever I need to go see the ocean.
Gunny the Dawg, the official mascot & house dog of LouieLouie.net makes a guest appearance for the first few seconds on this thing….
Anyways, I’d like to encourage all of my friends to tune into the FIRST ITALIAN LOUIE LOUIE MARATHON on April 11th, 2015 starting at 4 PM CET, which turns out to be 10 am EDT (New York time) or 7 am PDT (San Francisco time). (More time conversions can be figured out over at The World Clock website)
This program will be streaming on air on http://www.ormeradio.it/ and live in Via Pontorme 68 ad Empoli (Firenze)-Tuscany-Italy !
Check out these cool graphic memes shared by Riccardo Lancioni, Caterina Di Biase, and company to promote this special event!!
LOUIE MUTANT/ RIFF SWIPE – songs that borrowed the riff -“Wild Thing,” “I Can’t Explain,” “More Than A Feeling,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” etc…
LOUIE QUOTE – songs that use LOUIE LOUIE phrases w/o actual melody- (The Cramps – “Garbage Man”)
Perhaps this song is more of a “LOUIE QUOTE,” but that doesn’t seem to roll off the tongue as well as a “LOUIE BASTARD” or a “LOUIE MUTANT”… so for lack of a better definition, we’ll just call it a LOUIE MUTANT for now…
There’s some other LOUIE Variations worth mentioning, but we’ll save that for a future blog post!
Give the late Governor Matt Welsh the last word. Dave Marsh interviewed Welsh in 1991, and reported that the former Governor was “frustrated that ‘Louie Louie’ is all he’s remembered for.” Welsh said “I thought the whole thing was a tempest in a teapot, and not worth any extended pursuit. I have no interest in it either way.”
Here’s a little graphic shared by Riccardo Lancioni to promote the upcoming “ORME RADIO “LOUIE LOUIE MARATHON” – the very first Italian LOUIE LOUIE marathon that will be taking place on Saturday April 11, 2015!
… and here’s a track called “Doin’ It'” that Richard Berry recorded with Johnny Otis, first shared on the Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 12 – Richard Berry – 1977- Blues Spectrum album!
This one is new to me: “Bragg Jack” by the French group Mano Negra from their 1988 Patchanka LP — named by the French edition of Rolling Stone as the 32nd greatest French album of all time! Who knew? Definitely a LL descendent with the Kingsmen beat at 0:39 and throughout.
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