The Blues Poets – LOUIE of the Week

This week, The Blues Poets get the LOUIE spotlight with their special version of the song.

Here’s their band statement, shared via their YouTube page:

The band in one, two – hey are survivors, musicians who are still performing what they choose to perform; a mix of blues, soul and r ‘n’ b […]

Otis Redding – LOUIE of the Week

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, where I saw, among other things, the Otis Redding exhibit.

At this exhibit I saw Otis items I’ve never seen anywhere else – rare family photographs, the original painted marquee for the Whisky-a-Go-Go show, his red jacket worn on the “Live […]

Stella Burns and The Lonesome Rabbits – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE comes from Livorno, Italy, courtesy of my friend Caterina Di Biase at Orme Radio:

Hello Eric!

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 […]

Ike & Tina Turner – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at the 1968 (?) recording of LOUIE LOUIE by Ike and Tina Turner. It’s a powerful version of the song, and one that I’d consider one of the Essential LOUIE LOUIE recordings!

I’m not sure whether this version was first released as a 45 single or an […]

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s a tasty little treat I’ve never heard or seen before – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, doing a live performance of LOUIE LOUIE!

I have no idea what day or location this performance took place, but if someone could let me know, that would be wonderful!

Thanks again to […]

Anniversary of KFJC Marathon – LOUIE of the Week

On Friday, August 19, 1983, KFJC began what turned out to be a major turning point in LOUIE LOUIE history with the MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE marathon:

1) The first meeting of Richard Berry, author of the song LOUIE LOUIE and Jack Ely, original vocalist with the Kingsmen, whose voice was heard on the world’s […]

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!

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 […]