Blast from past – Richard & Dorothy Berry in 1962 Cash Box / non-LOUIE of Week

In course of my research for this project, I’ve uncovered some interesting things connected to the LOUIE LOUIE universe.

Here’s an example of one of those things. This is a page of short record reviews in the December 1, 1962 issue of Cash Box magazine – one year before the Kingsmen transformed Richard Berry‘s […]

Star La’Moan & Kitchenettes in April 2018 – LOUIE of the Week

It was just another Friday night in Santa Cruz, California.

My friend Star La’Moan and her Kitchenettes were playing at the Poet & Patriot, and my friend Stretch was also there.

As you may recall, Stretch Riedle was the DJ at KFJC Radio whose LOUIE LOUIE shows inspired the big Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon […]

Jim Phelps & the Clandestones (KALX premiere) – LOUIE of the Week

Today, in celebration of International LOUIE LOUIE Day, we’re sharing a very special recording of LOUIE LOUIE by Jim Phelps & the Clandestones that had a special world premiere at the 1984 LOUIE marathon that took place at KALX Radio in Berkeley, California.

Last year, I was fortunate to receive some of the […]

Jimmy and the Riddles – LOUIE of the Week

This week, we’ll point the LOUIE spotlight at Jimmy and the Riddles, who are known as an “Upbeat Reggae Dub Ska Party Band!” They are from a place known as ‘Folkestone.’

I don’t think I’ve been there, but my spies tell me that this is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, […]

RIP: Nokie Edwards of the Ventures, LOUIE of the Week

Nokie Edwards, guitar player for The Ventures, one of the most successful bands to emerge from the Pacific Northwest during the 1960s, has passed away at the age of 82 years old.

Deke Dickerson shared some wonderful memories of the man on his Facebook page:

NOKIE EDWARDS 1935-2018 Hard to know where to […]

Tom Bishop – LOUIE of the Week

For this week’s LOUIE, I’m sharing a performance by Tom Bishop who performs LOUIE LOUIE to honor his late grandparents, Louie and Louise Poltevecque!

His YouTube page provides more details:

Tom Bishop, Louie Louie, Kingsmen. Performed live by Tom Bishop at Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana, September, 2016. Background instruments performed by Tom Bishop. (The […]

The Return of Stretch – non-LOUIE of the Week

Last Saturday, my friend Jeff “Stretch” Riedle returned to the stage to finish an incomplete show that occurred three months earlier when he experienced a cardiac arrest, and his life could have easily ended that night.

Luckily, his death was not meant to happen. With the heroic efforts of a dear friend Wendy Lang, […]

The R.F.’s – Smells like LOUIE LOUIE 2018 (LOUIE of the Week)

This week, the mighty LOUIE REPORT spotlight points in the direction of our friend Ron Fowler and his band The R.F.’s (formerly known as Jeff & the R.F.’s), who just unveiled a brand new version of their fine little LOUIE mutant mash-up entitled “Smells Like LOUIE LOUIE!”

Astute observers will recognize this image of […]

Big Sandy – Havana Moon (LOUIE relative of the Week)

OK, time for another Sandy fix.

Last week, I witnessed an excellent performance by one of the coolest cats on Planet Earth – my pal Robert Williams, aka Big Sandy, who was touring with Reverend Horton Heat. I caught ’em at the Ritz in San Jose, and Sandy unveiled a nice little surprise… […]

Sandy and The Wild Wombats – Have Love Will Travel – LOUIE relative of the Week

I just out about a cool German rockabilly band known as Sandy and The Wild Wombats. Apparently, they’ve been doing some extensive touring all over Europe, and they’ve already played the “Viva Las Vegas” event last year.

The lead vocalist / ringleader of this group, Sandy West, has a real distinctive voice, and i’m […]