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!

https://youtu.be/B2nna3qZwP8

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!

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 […]