Kaye Walden- LOUIE of the Week

This week, I’m giving a shout-out to my friend Kaye Walden, who recorded a unique version of LOUIE LOUIE.

I’ve known for Kaye for ages, having photographed her old band – 13th Step, something like 20 years ago. She’s a super-talented drummer that’s played with Dinner with the Browns, Apricot Lounge, and some other […]

The Suburban Kids – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE of the Week has a lot of different things going for it. FIrst, it’s a rare, semi-unreleased version of the song, which as far as I know was only heard ONCE during the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon of 1983.

Second, this version is by The Suburban Kids, the first band […]

More on the KFJC marathon + 50th Anniversary

There’s a few things to note regarding the infamous “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” marathon at KFJC radio.

First, here’s a clip that I borrowed from the KFJC.org website:

This clip is a sampling of some of the local TV news coverage of this August 1983 event.

Second, the Mountain View Voice newspaper recently posted an […]

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 […]

Mystery LOUIE #377 “Louie Had a Little Lamb?” – LOUIE of the Week

Earlier this year, thanks to the help of my friends in cyberspace, I was able to deduce the identity of a MYSTERY LOUIE from the infamous KFJC “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” marathon. Mystery LOUIE #445 was identified as “York & Toonz,” two KFJC DJ’s.

Let’s see if I can do this again…

Can anyone identify […]

Tex & Horseheads – LOUIE of the Week

It’s time for another rare LOUIE from the E.P. archives!

In the early-mid 1980’s, I was just getting started in the video biz. The LOUIE project began with the help of a local public access channel that allowed me to borrow a big 3 tube video camera with a 3/4″ Umatic portapack. I didn’t […]

Palmetto State in 1983 – LOUIE of the Week

This month, I decided I’m going to share more rarities from the E.P. video archives. I’m sitting on a lot of unreleased footage, and my documentary is taking longer to finish than I’d like, so I think it’s time to share some footage while people are still alive to enjoy it all.

Here’s Palmetto State, […]

Mystery LOUIE #445 – identified as “York & Toonz”- LOUIE of the Week

About a year and a half ago, I posted an entry entitled “KFJC Tomb of the Unknown LOUIEs, part 1.” As part of the team that attempted to properly archive the infamous 1983 Maximum LOUIE LOUIE maratahon that lasted 63 hours, we discovered there was, and still is, a lot of mystery about some […]

The A.P. story on Jack Ely, Louie Louie, and money from music

My sister Ann, who shares a birthday with Jack Ely, was the first one to send me this story as shared by the Baltimore Sun:

Singers tell Congress: Money (That’s What I Want) By Ryan Nakashima | The Associated Press May 4, 2009 . Jack Ely, the singer whose 1963 version of “Louie Louie” still […]

Cassady’s Hammer – LOUIE of the Week

Today is the birthday for my friend Jeff “Stretch” Riedle, the man whose antics inspired the infamous KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon, and the big LOUIE LOUIE documentary project which this website is all about. Today, Stretch is probably lounging around on some Santa Cruz beach in his birthday suit. Or maybe he’s hammering away […]