The Filipino Kingsmen Playing “Hitchhike” – LOUIE distant relative of Week

Here’s a cool vintage discovery from the early 1960s – another band known as “the Kingsmen” that had NOTHING to do with the band with the LOUIE hit recording. This is a Filipino ‘Kingsmen” rock band playing “Hitchhike.”

For this one, I’ll recycle the YouTube description that Paquito Dela Cruz posted with his […]

B.B. King & the Kings Men – LOUIE distant relative of Week

Did you know that one of B.B. King‘s earliest recordings was with the Kings Men?

Absolutely true. In 1954, RPM Records released a recording by B.B. “Blues Boy” King* And The Kings Men entitled “Sneakin’ Around,” with “Everyday I Have The Blues” by B.B. “Blues Boy” King* And His Orchestra on the flip […]

RIP: Billy Miller of Norton Records / A-Bones (with a LOUIE relative of the Week)

In the midst of a week filled with rotten news, things were made even worse when we lost a kindred spirit…

Billy Miller was a true champion for the foot-stomping, hip-shaking, soulful roots music we call rock ‘n’ roll. Along with his beloved companion / partner Miriam Linna, they established an incredible legacy designed […]

Al Dote & the Kingsmen – Hang On Sloopy (LOUIE relative of Week)

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is on a LOUIE-relative (a category that includes brother, sister, bastard or distant cousin) performed by band known as “the Kingsmen,” which as far as I can tell has absolutely no connection with the successful band from Portland, Oregon with the same name.

This band was known as Al […]

David Bowie + LOUIE connection part 3 / Footstompin’ – non-LOUIE of the Week

(David Bowie and Carlos Alomar – superb photo by David Plastik of IconicPix)

For the past few weeks, I’ve been using this LOUIE blog as an excuse to explore some of the unlikely connections between David Bowie and LOUIE LOUIE.

With the passing of David Bowie, I certainly learned a lot more about this […]

Ray and Dave Davis 2015 reunion with “You Really Got Me” – LOUIE relative of the Week

Ray Davies and Dave Davies together again on stage in 2015?

Fantastic news! It feels like an early Christmas present! Thank you!!

It was a special night …. On Friday, the 18th of December of this year (that would be 2015) the Dave Davies band performed at the Islington Assembly Hall in London. […]

RIP: P.F. Sloan, singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter P.F. Sloan died on Sunday, November 15th.

Last year, the LOUIE team (myself, Eric Predoehl + Jesse Block, co-owner of the Octalouie.com video production company) had an opportunity to document his performance last year at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley, CA.

His concert felt like a stage version of a documentary- […]

Theresa McClure & Big Hair – LOUIE relative of the Week

Time for a little flashback.. or as they say in ye onine social networks, a “Throwback Thursday”…..

I’ve been shooting videos for quite a few years. One of the things I’m rather proud of is the fact I was able to capture what i’ve been told is the only footage of the band known as […]

Leo Kottke “Louise” – LOUIE relative of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at Leo Kottke‘s performance of “Louise.” This is a song written by Paul Siebel that tells the tale of a passing of a woman with multiple lovers.

My friend Mac Musick shared it via social networking today with this introduction – “The rich mellow sound of a 12 […]

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 […]