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 […]

Ike Turner “The New Breed Part 2”- LOUIE relative of the Week

This week, it’s another LOUIE relative – not quite a full LOUIE, but close enough so that it feels it’s part of the LOUIE family.

The track is called “The New Breed Part 2” and it was recorded by Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm in Los Angeles, 1965, released on the Sue […]

Mississippi Fred McDowell plays “Louise” – LOUIE relative of the Week

This week, the LOUIE REPORT shares a clip of Mississippi Fred McDowell performing “Louise.”

It’s not LOUIE, but it is a LOUIE relative!

Have a fine weekend, y’all…..!!

https://youtu.be/JU_UJwN3WnE

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 […]

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 […]

Roy Loney & Phantom Movers w/ Russell Quan “Wooly Bully” = LOUIE (relative) of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is not really LOUIE. It’s what you’d call a LOUIE relative. Different groove, different song, but it feels related in some manner to LOUIE LOUIE, even if I can’t put my finger on it…

Roy Loney & Phantom Movers with special guest vocalist Russell Quan rip it up on “Wooly Bully” […]

Happy 80th Birthday for Sophia Loren – LOUIE (cousin) of the Week

A few days ago, legendary actress Sophia Loren celebrated her 80th birthday. As big fans of this very talented lady, we celebrate her life, legacy and longevity!

As I listened to some of the music she released as a musical recording artist, there was one song in particular that leaped out to me…

“Zoo […]