RIP: Jerry Leiber of Leiber & Stoller

Jerry Leiber of Leiber & Stoller has passed away.

It’s difficult to properly convey the cultural impact this songwriting team has had on 20th Century music, so I won’t even bother. There’s certainly others that can do a better job of writing the proper historic overview of this creative team, so I would hope […]

RIP: Larry “Wild Man” Fischer

Today, I’m saddened to report another casualty in the music universe.

Larry “Wild Man” Fischer, as far as I know, didn’t record LOUIE LOUIE, nor did he have any obvious connections to the song.

Wild Man Fischer, was however, the very first musician to record for Rhino Records. The first release was a […]

Steve Plunkett – LOUIE of the Week

As a dedicated archivist, I spent some serious time browsing through record stores, looking for obscure recordings of LOUIE LOUIE. During the 1990s, there were a healthy handful of contemporary LOUIE LOUIE recordings I’d see on a regular basis in the various stores I’d visit.

One of those recordings was done by Steve Plunkett, a […]

Mae West’s New Year’s Resolutions- LOUIE of the Week

For those of you that need some inspiration for the new year’s resolutions you haven’t made yet, here’s a song about new year’s resolutions, with a LOUIE LOUIE beat to it…

In 1966, comedian-actress-movie-icon Mae West recorded an album called “Wild Christmas, featuring a special ditty called “New Year’s Resolution,” which has been named […]

The Ross Wilson interview

On Sunday night in California, Monday afternoon in Australia, a very special interview took place for the LOUIE documentary project.

For years, I’ve been in touch with Ross Wilson. I knew about his history with him being one of, if not THE first musician in Australia to record Richard Berry‘s now-iconic melody. Ross […]

Meet Bob Wayne, of Rhino’s Best of LOUIE LOUIE and Big Daddy

This week, I’d like to introduce the world to someone that was closely involved with the 1983 Rhino record known as THE BEST OF LOUIE LOUIE, a release that was one of the catalysts, along with the KFJC radio marathon, that directly inspired behind this LOUIE LOUIE documentary project. It was the synergy of […]

Tommy’s Birthday + Over the Hill – LOUIE of the Week

Last week, I mentioned a handful of KFJC personalities that celebrated their birthdays Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Somehow, I neglected to mention a KFJC personality that had their birthday last Friday.

Tommy Predovich, aka “Tommy Toonz” had his day on Friday. Last year, as some of you may remember, I identified Tommy as one […]

Remembering Those We Lost in 2009

As 2009 can now be considered history, I’d like to pause and reflect on those that we lost last year…

First, there’s the artists that were a direct influence on this ongoing LOUIE documentary project…

Drake Levin

It was somewhat ironic that the guitar player for “America’s answer to the Beatles” died on July […]

Holy Mackerel! – Best Roots Rock Compilation of 2009

As 2009 comes to a close, and many folks are still frantically running around trying to figure out what sort of holiday presents to buy for their loved ones, I feel I would be remiss to not share my opinion about one of the coolest CDs to be released this year. My friends at […]

Whole lotta Zappa

As administrator of a website that receives a lot of traffic from fellow Frank Zappa fans, I feel it is my duty to pass along some information about a special auction that just started.

Here’s some recycled words from a press release:

For all of the Zappa webmasters, fanatical fans and serious collectors, we’d […]