The Blues Poets – LOUIE of the Week

This week, The Blues Poets get the LOUIE spotlight with their special version of the song.

Here’s their band statement, shared via their YouTube page:

The band in one, two – hey are survivors, musicians who are still performing what they choose to perform; a mix of blues, soul and r ‘n’ b […]

Ike & Tina Turner – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at the 1968 (?) recording of LOUIE LOUIE by Ike and Tina Turner. It’s a powerful version of the song, and one that I’d consider one of the Essential LOUIE LOUIE recordings!

I’m not sure whether this version was first released as a 45 single or an […]

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s a tasty little treat I’ve never heard or seen before – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, doing a live performance of LOUIE LOUIE!

I have no idea what day or location this performance took place, but if someone could let me know, that would be wonderful!

https://youtu.be/B2nna3qZwP8

Thanks again to […]

Unknown KFJC version #332 – still unknown!

I had some feedback from someone that KFJC version #332 might be a recording by Karen Finley and/ or Teddy and the Fratgirls.

I did get some feedback from Karen Finley, and it’s definitely NOT her.

I’m not sure about Teddy and the Fratgirls, which may or may not have included Karen Finley.

The mystery […]

Motorheadache – LOUIE (tribute) of the Week

Today, we bring you a band that’s NOT Motorhead, but a band that’s so good at replicating ’em that you may have to pinch yourself…

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Motorheadache, providing this week’s LOUIE, live at Selby!

https://youtu.be/8Kmoq4c-Ndg

Of course, no Motorhead tribute band worth a damn can ever NOT play […]

Atomic Suplex – LOUIE of the Week

My friend Joe Macoll turned me onto the recording of LOUIE LOUIE by Atomic Suplex.

Here’s a little description from the band on how they came to record this song…

We don’t really do covers but when we were rehearsing for our second album a couple of years ago we did for some reason […]

Dez Cadena – LOUIE of the Week / GoFundMe anti-cancer campaign

Here’s a little something I recently stumbled upon .. a 2011 solo performance of LOUIE LOUIE by Dez Cadena, the man who sang on Black Flag‘s very first LOUIE LOUIE recording.

I also found out he’s fighting cancer.

Dez joined Black Flag in 1980, replacing singer Ron Reyes who apparently quit the band in […]

Black Pistol Fire (live at Bottle Rock) – LOUIE of the Week

Hot off the proverbial digital griddle, here’s a fresh LOUIE LOUIE captured an hour or two ago at the Bottle Rock festival in Napa, California.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you this week’s LOUIE LOUIE, performed by Black Pistol Fire, captured for posterity by the man known as Mr. Punmaster!

https://youtu.be/sD2iB4CP9G4

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RIP: Jim Manolides, legendary musician with Frantics, Dave Lewis, and more….

Jim Manolides has left the land of the living.

I asked my friend Barry Curtis of the Kingsmen (now retired) and the Daily Flash, to share a few words..

We are incomplete without Jimmy.

He was a walking Northwest music history encyclopedia. He knew virtually everyone from those 50’s ~ 70’s glory days. He […]

Frank Zappa and the US Navy Marching Band – Non-LOUIE of the Week

I’m very excited about the new documentary that Alex Winter is producing on Frank Zappa.

Would you believe this project is the highest-funded documentary ever on Kickstarter? … and the Kickstarter campaign is ending in 30 hours!

While I may be somewhat jealous, and I am also in complete awe over the fact that this […]