Ian Lloyd & Mary Wilson- LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE isn’t Richard Berry‘s classic melody, but the song “Brother Louie,” which is often mistaken for LOUIE LOUIE. Originally written by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson of the group Hot Chocolate, this song was a top 10 UK chart hit for the band in 1973, but it didn’t become a hit in States until it was covered by the Stories, where it became a Number One hit on the Billboard Hot 100 six months later.

Ian Lloyd was the lead singer for the Stories, which eventually was renamed as Ian Lloyd and the Stories. A couple of weekends ago, he was one of the guests at the National Rock Con 2010 in New Jersey, a big rock and roll music festival that featured lots of musicians, including some other folks familiar to these pages such as Phil “Fang” Volk of Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Smithereens, Denny Laine of Wings, among others.

If you visit YouTube, you can find a lot of great performances from this event, captured for posterity by Sue Glenwood, who did an excellent job of documenting this show.

Thanks to her efforts, we get to see Ian Lloyd performing “Brother Louie” as a duet with Mary Wilson of the Supremes.

Their band for this features John Ford (of The Strawbs), Rich Ranno (Stories / Starz), John Hawkin (Strawbs / Nashville Teens), Jon Ihle (Ian Lloyd’s Stories), Danny Solazzi and Craig Colandro.

UPDATE for Tuesday, August 17th:

DON’T FORGET TO WATCH TWO BACK TO BACK EPISODES OF LOUIS CK’s HIT CABLE COMEDY SHOW “Louie” TONIGHT 11PM on FX NETWORK
It’s my FAVORITE NEW SHOW !
[of course I’m biased because I’m singing the theme song!!!!!!]

HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVIN’ A ROCKIN’ SUMMER!

IAN LLOYD

1 comment to Ian Lloyd & Mary Wilson- LOUIE of the Week

  • michael wiseman

    I must say, I thought Yank Barry’s rendition of Louie Louie was bad!! This is awful………

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