Emily & Tom – LOUIE of Week (??)

Now for something completely different… a LOUIE LOUIE that sounds unlike any other LOUIE LOUIE!!

Emily & Tom did this recording, which they called “Louie Louie,” even though it doesn’t sound like any other song I’ve heard named LOUIE LOUIE. It certainly isn’t the Richard Berry composition..

Exactly why they did, remains the mystery…. who were these people, and why did they call this thing LOUIE LOUIE?

This week’s LOUIE – a true mystery!


Webpage snafu?

It appears that the front page for the LouieLouie.net webpage is showing a “Access denied” message. I have no idea how this happened, but I hope to have it fixed soon….

SUNDAY UPDATE: Fixed! What a pain that was… $*&^@#!!!

The Ukelele Underground of Portland – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is a special performance that comes from the Kingsmen’s hometown in Portland, Oregon.

I just received a little correction on what I thought was a band called the Little White Uke. Here’s a correction from UkuleleDaddy:

We’re honored to be included on your blog! I just wanted to make a correction though. We’re not a band called Little White Uke. We’re just three guys who are part of a ukulele forum on Ukulele Underground. Another guy from that forum began something called The Little White Uke project last year. He sent this little white ukulele from one person to another around the world. Each person who receives the uke makes a vid of a song from where they live. Living in Portland we couldn’t pass up the chance to record the most iconic song from our little corner of the world. That opening picture from our video shows the white uke with everyone’s signature who has played it so far. From Portland it goes on to Canada.

With this mind, here’s the revised description….

The players in this performance are participating in the Little White Uke Project. They are TheOnlyUkeThatMatters, Librainian, and UkuleleDaddy. This version includes a quick snippet from the Todd Snider song – “The Ballad Of The Kingsmen.”

We’ll just call ’em The Ukelele Underground of Portland!


Zappa & Mothers open for Lenny Bruce with “Plastic People” – LOUIE of Week

To start 2014 with a bang, the first LOUIE of Week shall be a vintage recording of Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, opening for Lenny Bruce at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco sometime in June 1966.

The very first song of this set was “PLASTIC PEOPLE” – an inspired re-write of Richard Berry‘s immortal melody.

Big thanks to Dangerous Minds for reminding me of this special moment, even if it wasn’t specifically mentioned. You can hear more about the Frank Zappa / Lenny Bruce connection by visiting HERE!

UPDATE: The YouTube link with the archival recording was removed!

Oh well….. some recordings are like that….