Here’s a catchy little song by Hadda Brooks that feeds in the LOUIE consciousness as a Pre-LOUIE composition that may or may not have contributed to the inspiration of LOUIE LOUIE. “Bully Wully Boogie” was a 1946 recording that was originally released on the Modern Records label. It starts off as a standard piano […]
2016 has been a rough year for losing musicians, and frankly we’re getting a bit tired of this sort of thing. In the past month, we’ve lost Leonard Cohen, Mose Alison, Sharon Jones, and as of yesterday, Greg Lake. In the LOUIE universe, we lost Buck Ormsby and Billy Miller, as well as Leon […]
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 […]
This one’s for Candye Kane, a multi-talented blues singer that we lost last month. Eight years ago she announced that she had pancreatic cancer, which she actively fought with an incredible zest, speaking openly about her battle over the years.
For Candye, so much of her life was all about helping others find a […]
Last year, we lost quite a few people in the LOUIE universe. Click on their names to read more about them.
Jack Ely, the original lead singer of the Kingsmen, was one of the two people that inspired this documentary project. I met Jack at the same event where he first met Richard […]
Singer-songwriter P.F. Sloan died on Sunday, November 15th.
Last year, the LOUIE team (myself, Eric Predoehl + Jesse Block, co-owner of the Octalouie.com video production company) had an opportunity to document his performance last year at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley, CA.
His concert felt like a stage version of a documentary- […]
Once upon a time, there were three guys from the Kingsmen that started another band….
Today, the LOUIE Report shares The Arnold-Hedgecock Experience recording of LOUIE LOUIE. This is a 1987 recording with Thomas K. Arnold & Roger Hedgecock.
Roger Hedgecock is a conservative talk radio host and former mayor of San Diego, California.
The Wikipedia page on Mr. Hedgecock describes how this collaboration came to be:
Here’s another one for the LOUIE archives – James Williamson of The Stooges did a solo show at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles last month. As fate would have it, the last song of the show was THE SONG!
He is joined by Jello Biafra, Alison Mosshart, Carolyn Wonderland and other assorted all-stars
Kim Fowley, the legendary Hollywood huckster, eccentric music producer, singer-songwriter, Svengali music biz mastermind, and author of the autobiography “Lord of Garbage,” has died at the age of 75 years old.
Kim Fowley lived an extremely vivid life filled with incredible stories with a multitude of people in the entertainment industry.
About a year […]