RIP: Pete Fountain, jazz clarinetist – LOUIE of the Week

“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 […]

Bangkok Blue -Louie’s In The House – LOUIE (Remix) of the Week

Here’s a LOUIE recording that I really enjoyed finding…

Blue Johnson aka Bangkok Blue did a jazzy remix of Richard Berry‘s original version, and shared with the world on YouTube.

Here’s a brief description from his YouTube page:

“Louie’s In The House” is a REMIX of Richard Berry‘s original recording of “Louie Louie”. […]

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 […]

Zodiac (Dutch Glam Rock Disco) – LOUIE of the Week

This week, we point the LOUIE spotlight at a 1976 recording by a Dutch band known as Zodiac.

The band Zodiac was formed in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), featuring members of Crown’s Clan. I wasn’t able to find out details on all six of the band members, but some of the core players included vocalist […]

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 […]

The Stabilisers + Armitage Shanks “Louie Louie Music” – LOUIE of Week

My friend Joe Maccoll shared some information about a song called “Louie Louie Music,” which was covered by his band the Stabilisers.

The original version of the song was done by Armitage Shanks!

https://youtu.be/w-1pkgBhA1Y

(YouTube description) Louie Louie Music by Armitage Shanks from the album Louie Louie Music EP Released 2012-05-18 on Little Teddy […]

Remembering Candye Kane – Non-LOUIE of the Week

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 […]

Phil “Fang” Volk w/ the Kingsmen – LOUIE of the Week

Phil “Fang” Volk, an alumni of Paul Revere & the Raiders, shared a special LOUIE LOUIE performance on his Facebook page– a recent collaboration with the Kingsmen!

Phil “Fang” Volk playing bass guitar and singing “Louie Louie” with the Kingsmen at their Cannery Concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 28, 2016. In honor of […]

Gregorio the Fantastical – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the mighty LOUIE LOUIE spotlight is pointed at Gregorio the Fantastical, with his passionate rendition shared on YouTube!

It’s a LOUIE of the Week, so CRANK IT U and share this thing freely!

https://youtu.be/setLgXfCW0Y