Happy Birthday Jack Ely (original Kingsmen singer) – LOUIE of the Week

Today – September 11 marks a birthday for Jack Ely, original lead singer for the Kingsmen, who created the iconic version of the song heard around the world.

Jack has certainly recorded more than just LOUIE LOUIE. In fact, Jack recently recorded an original composition for his upcoming album.

I’ll let Jack explain […]

Jack Ely in Nashville 2011- LOUIE of Week

Jack Ely, the original singer for the Kingsmen‘s LOUIE LOUIE, may be semi-retired from the music biz, but that doesn’t stop him from doing an occasional cameo every now and then.

On July 8th, Jack paid a visit to Nashville, and sat in on a writer’s round with Dawn-joy Thornton, Jeff Cohen, Matt McElravy, Steve […]

Synth pop Louie- LOUIE of the Week

Time for a blast from the past….

My friend Michael “Mickey Dreadlocks” Dresbach recently shared a special LOUIE LOUIE he recorded for the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon of 1983. This is one of the handful of LOUIEs that he recorded for this event.

Michael not only recorded some different LOUIEs for the event, he […]

Origins of the LOUIE Project

A few years ago, I shared a comic strip-based blog post that explained how I got involved with the LOUIE LOUIE documentary project. With my new efforts to raise money via Kickstarter.com, I thought it’d be worthwhile to share this comic strip again, with a few minor changes.


Seaside Memories with James Henry & the Olympics

As I continue to assemble the various pieces of this rather challenging documentary, James Manolides recently contacted me to compare notes on the project.

James is a very important player in the LOUIE universe. Playing with the Frantics in the late 50s-early 60s, he was a member of one of the very first […]

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 […]

Jack Ely & the Courtmen – live at Ontario Oregon Armory 2009- LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is by Jack Ely & the Courtmen – live at the Ontario Oregon Armory in 2009.

LOUIE die-hards will recognize Jack as the original vocalist for the Kingsmen when they recorded their big hit. Jack left the band after they recorded the song, and never had a chance to tour with […]

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 […]

Neil Young – a slightly recycled LOUIE of the Week to celebrate five special people!

Thanks to the silly social network known as Facebook, I’ve discovered that five friends of mine are celebrating their birthday this week. Because all five of these friends have a connection to KFJC and the big LOUIE Marathon, I thought I’d give a shout-out to ’em all at once with this little LOUIE of the […]

Marty Preece aka “Max Multi-Track”- LOUIE of the Week

This week, as part of the ongoing LOUIE of the Week series, it’s time to highlight a never-before heard recording of LOUIE LOUIE.

In the early-mid 1980s, right around the time when I began the task of exploring the vast LOUIE universe, Marty Preece was the main audio engineer at KFJC Radio. KFJC, for […]