This week, we point the LOUIE spotlight at what my fellow LOUIE enthusiasts in the LLAMAS community refer to as a “LOUIE Mutant” or a “LOUIE Clone” – a song that isn’t technically LOUIE, but one contains so much in common with LOUIE LOUIE that it feels like a blood relative.
The song [...]
Just in case you missed it, on Saturday Night Live a few nights ago, Louis C.K. did a little spoof of his own “LOUIE” TV show, transforming Abraham Lincoln into a standup comedian. For the theme music, Ian Lloyd of the Stories did a revision of his hit song “Brother LOUIE,” which became [...]
Sherman Hemsley passed away on Tuesday, July 24th. Most people remember him for for his acting role as George Jefferson, which began on the 1971 grounds-breaking TV comedy “All In the Family,” which spun off to another hit series “The Jeffersons,” which had a very successful 11 season run. Years later, he was [...]
Some of you may be asking “Who are the Sacred Cows?…. and WHAT was their connection to the LOUIE LOUIE universe?”
Luckily, Michael Davies shared an insightful comment to set the record straight …
I have been a fan of the Wailers for many years and believe that Episode 15 of Season Three [...]
Don Cornelius, creator and host of the tv show SOUL TRAIN has left us.
There’s a lot of great articles on the legacy of Mr. Cornelius and his Soul Train TV show, but here’s a few key points that I thought were especially worth mentioning:
Don Cornelius was the first Black owner of [...]
This week, we shine the LOUIE flashlight on a hot-spanking new version of LOUIE LOUIE by Howard Stern and the Roots, live on the Jimmy Fallon Show on March 17, 2011.
On Monday, we lost Dave McElhatton, a news anchorman for KPIX Channel 5, the San Francisco CBS affiliate. I never met the man, but I’d heard a lot of stories about about a decent human being he was. Dave retired from broadcasting in 2000 after nearly 50 years on the airwaves at KCBS [...]
I just learned that Marcel J Chouinard has passed away on Monday, October 12th.
In 1964, Marcel performed LOUIE LOUIE with The Nocturnals on a Canadian TV show known as “Let’s Go.” This was a television show that aired 5 days a week at 5:30 pm on the CBC network.
Unlike the [...]
Here’s one I misssed the first time around – it’s The Bangles doing a sloppy version of LOUIE LOUIE as part of the I.R.S. Cutting Edge TV show on MTV sometime in 1984.
LOUIE kicks in at 1:54 of this clip…
A few weeks ago, there was a wonderful memorial for Drake Levin, guitarist with Paul Revere & the Raiders. Family and friends came together to celebrate the man with beautiful stories, some funny jokes, and wonderful memories. I was asked to videotape the ceremony, and some of these stories were too good to not [...]