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 […]
In the midst of a week filled with rotten news, things were made even worse when we lost a kindred spirit…
Billy Miller was a true champion for the foot-stomping, hip-shaking, soulful roots music we call rock ‘n’ roll. Along with his beloved companion / partner Miriam Linna, they established an incredible legacy designed […]
Today, we celebrate Chuck Berry‘s 90th birthday, who’s still rockin’ live for fans all over the world!
For the record, Chuck Berry is definitely NOT related to Richard Berry, author of the song “LOUIE LOUIE.” That being said, there was one particular song that Chuck wrote and released in 1956 that may have had […]
This week’s LOUIE comes from Livorno, Italy, courtesy of my friend Caterina Di Biase at Orme Radio:
After the very 1st LL marathon here in a web radio called #OrmeRadio (only 24 hours ~ April 11 2015) one of the “new” versions we got from Italian musicians, a band called Stella Burns […]
“Pete Fountain, the goateed clarinetist who became a global ambassador of New Orleans jazz with his flawlessly slippery technique and joyful sound, died Saturday of heart failure while in hospice care in New Orleans.”
I borrowed that opening sentence from Randy Lewis’s fine obituary that was shared on August 6th in the Los Angeles […]
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 […]
This week’s LOUIE came about via a Facebook post by Art Chantry…
Back in the 1970’s, Seattle had it’s fair share of “proto-punk” bands. in the very early part of the decade, there was Ze Whiz Kidz (more of a performance troupe rather than strictly a band). toward the end of the 70’s, there […]
I am in awe of Girl Trouble!
(The band, not the actual concept…)
I can’t remember the first time I ever witnessed the band in concert… whether it was at Marsugi’s, the Cactus Club, Paradise Lounge or maybe even Upstairs Eulipia, but it was during one of their visits to the SF bay area […]
Today, we share a special song featuring two very important LOUIEs of the 20th Century – Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan!
The song is “Life is So Peculiar,” recorded by two musical superstars of 1950 – trumpeter Louis Armstrong and alto saxophonist Louis Jordan for the Decca label in August […]
Once upon a time in 1964, a 17 year old teenager named David Robert Jones began his musical recording career with a band called Davie Jones with the King Bees. Their initial record was a 45rpm single that featured “Li’l Liza Jane”, an old standard on the A-Side.
For the B-Side, the band covered […]