Smells Like Louie Louie by Ron Fowler – LOUIE of the Week

Less than a year ago, we showcased a version of “Smells Like LOUIE LOUIE” – an inspired mashup by Jeff & the R.F.s, fusing the Richard Berry song with a familiar Nirvana ditty. That particular version was created for the 2007 LOUIE Fest of Tacoma.

It’s 2015, and my friend Ron Fowler, leader of […]

Rolling Stones “Hang On Sloopy” – LOUIE mutant of the Week

Here’s a special treat for my Hoosier friends!

“Hang On Sloopy” is a close relative of LOUIE LOUIE. We haven’t quite figured out the best way to define the bloodline but there’s a connection that cannot be denied – three chords, a catchy groove and a dedicated group of supporters anxious to embrace it […]

RIP: Errol Brown of Hot Chocolate, co-writer of Brother Louie

On the heels of Jack Ely‘s passing, we have another loss in the LOUIE Universe.

Errol Brown of the band Hot Chocolate, had liver cancer and passed away at the age of 71 years old at his home in the Bahamas.

Errol Brown, along with Tony Wilson, wrote and sang the song “Brother Louie,” […]

The Strangers – “Crab Louie” – LOUIE (Mutant) of the Week

My friend Hawkeye Jose Scott shared this week’s LOUIE…

At long last, my cousin’s novelty 45 from 1959 is now available! The Strangers – Crab Louie (Christy 107)

This is certainly an interesting one, which came out two years after Richard Berry’s original LOUIE LOUIE recording in 1957.

It was originally released on the Cristy […]

Bragg Jack by Mano Negra – LOUIE Mutant of the Week

My friend Clay Stabler shared this one with me!

This one is new to me: “Bragg Jack” by the French group Mano Negra from their 1988 Patchanka LP — named by the French edition of Rolling Stone as the 32nd greatest French album of all time! Who knew? Definitely a LL descendent with the […]

Thinking about “Sloopy” – a LOUIE relative

Some of you may be asking….. “What’s all this about LOUIE? What about SLOOPY?”

Luckily, History’s Dumpster (a website) has something about that very song.

There actually was a real person named “Sloopy.”

Read the details over at…

http://historysdumpster.blogspot.com/2014/11/hang-on-sloopy.html

Speaking of Sloopy, here’s a version you might have missed, originally posted to […]

The Rubinoos – LOUIE (mutant) of the Week

It’s time for we like to call a “LOUIE Mutant” – a song that embraces the essence of LOUIE in a major way, but somehow becomes another song in it’s own right.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s a time for a new song by the Rubinoos, simply titled “I Love Louie Louie!”

This particular […]

Mojo Nixon’s Christmas Christmas – recycled LOUIE mutant of the Week!

It’s that time of the year again!

Celebrating the spirit of Christmas and the always-relevent theme of recycling, we bring you a classic holiday LOUIE mutant-bastard recording by one of our favorite musical pranksters, Mr. Mojo Nixon!

Happy Holidays from LouieLouie.net!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Ou3sLcP7g

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Sonny & Cher – LOUIE (mutant) of the Week

It’s time for another rarity borrowed from the LOUIE YouTube universe.

“Brother Louie” is perhaps the most popular LOUIE LOUIE mutant. A lot of people get it confused with Richard Berry‘s “LOUIE LOUIE.” Written and sung by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson of the group Hot Chocolate, it was a top 10 hit in […]

Unknown LOUIE (KFJC version #332) & other ponderings- LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is on yet another Unknown LOUIE LOUIE recording from the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE Marathon.

A few years ago, I wrote up a post entitled “KFJC Tomb of the Unknown LOUIEs” which sought to identify some of the recordings that couldn’t be identified. Since that particular posting, a […]