The Buck Ormsby Tribute and the Lost Video

From the reports I received, the tribute concert for Buck Ormsby in Tacoma on Sunday was a big success. There were long lines wrapped around the Temple Theatre before it opened, and when the show started, every seat was occupied.

If not for family commitments, I would have been there. In lieu of attending, […]

Reminder of Buck Ormsby tribute concert tomorrow – March 26

I just want to remind folks that tomorrow (Sunday, March 26) will be the big day for the tribute concert in Tacoma for our friend Buck Ormsby of the Fabulous Wailers.

I wish I could attend this event, but I can’t due to family commitments.

I will be sharing a special video for […]

LOUIE LOUIE Clubs/Stores of the World – part 3

Following up on part 1 and part 2, it’s time to return with part 3 of the big LOUIE LOUIE Club List, now expanded to include stores and defunct businesses that used the “LOUIE LOUIE” name for their business…

11. Louie Louie Record Shop (with Café) in Lisbon and Porto (Portugal)

A few days […]

LOUIE at the movies – JACO (the documentary)

Today, we’ll start a new feature we’ll call “LOUIE at the movies,” which we’ll use to discuss motion pictures that referenced the song LOUIE LOUIE – either with a performance or a mention of the song.

The “Jaco” documentary on jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius is one of the latter, featuring no actual LOUIE performances, […]

Binky’s Guide to our Musical Roots

Years ago, Matt Groening came up with a brilliant flowchart for musical roots.

I’m thinking there’s at least 10, if not 20 of these special categories that could easily apply to the evolution of the song LOUIE LOUIE.

RIP: Larry Coryell, jazz guitarist from Pacific Northwest

Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell passed away earlier this week on Sunday, February 19th. The NY Times carried a cool headline for his obituary – “Larry Coryell, Guitarist of Fusion Before It Had a Name, Dies at 73.” As this obit pointed out, he was “a virtuoso guitarist who in the 1960s was among the […]

Buck Ormsby memorial = March 26 in Tacoma

A date has been announced for the Buck Ormsby memorial – Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Temple Theatre in Tacoma, Washington.

Tacoma Weekly shared some specifics:

Details have emerged for a tribute concert for fallen Tacoma rock icon John “Buck” Ormsby. “Buck’s House Party” will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. March […]

LOUIE LOUIE Clubs of the World – part 2

Following up on the “Louie Louie Clubs of the World – part 1” post from last week, here’s the next chapter….

6. Louie Louie Burger Cafe in Kobe, Japan

Most of the information on this place is written in Japanese, but I did find an English language review by Adam Kloppenburg on their Facebook […]

Louie Louie Clubs of the World – part 1

Here’s something fun… my friend Clay Stabler assembled a travel list of a whole bunch of LOUIE LOUIE Clubs scattered all over the world!

Here’s the first part of his list, expanded with my own notes and whatever descriptions that I could find..

1. Bar Louie Louie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“Cool […]

The Dizzy Brains – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s the first LOUIE of Week for 2017 – The Dizzy Brains live at TransMusicales 2015.

https://youtu.be/BIUHwSQmQTU

According to their YouTube description, this was their first-ever concert outside their native country of Madagascar.

Visit their official website at: www.thedizzybrains.ml

The full video of the concert is available at: http://concert.arte.tv/fr/soiree-du-4-decembre-2015-aux-trans-musicales

You can find some more […]