Paul Shaffer & World’s Most Dangerous Band (1989 or 1990?)- LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE of the Week is yet another archival rendition of the song. Twenty years ago, before David Letterman moved over to CBS, Paul Shaffer was the musical director for Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. He put out out his very first solo album, which was called “Coast to Coast,” released by Capitol Records in 1989. One of the songs on this album was …. LOUIE LOUIE.

Thanks to good ol’ YouTube and an archivist by the name of TheRealKappaX, the world can see a cool video performance of this song by Paul Shaffer & World’s Most Dangerous Band, which included Will Lee, Sid McGinnis and Anton Figg. The YouTube clip notes that this was a 1990 performance, but I’m guessing it might have been 1989, as it probably happened around the same time as the album/ CD release.

I love this performance! The band is wearing American Revolutionary War soldier uniforms that look like they came out of the wardrobe of Paul Revere & the Raiders!

The “Coast to Coast” album/ CD has been out of print for a few years now, but if you have an interest in obtaining this, I’m sharing an Amazon Associates link for this recording, which would provide a little extra income for the LouieLouie.net project. I found two different listings for the same product with two very different prices. In theory, the higher priced listing would provide a bigger commission, but frankly, if you really want to provide some extra love to this project, I’d recommend going for the cheaper option, and then sharing whatever extra money you’d like via the PayPal donation button to make a direct contribution to the cause…

Either way, a wise man once said…. “grab your woman, it’s LOUIE LOUIE time!”

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2 comments to Paul Shaffer & World’s Most Dangerous Band (1989 or 1990?)- LOUIE of the Week

  • The cool video performance of this song by Paul Shaffer & World’s Most Dangerous Band, which included Will Lee, Sid McGinnis and Anton Figg. The YouTube clip notes that this was a 1990 performance, but I’m guessing it might have been 1989, as it probably happened around the same time as the album/ CD release.

  • Kandi Oehm

    Interesting post reminds my family of another gem. – I don’t care if it doesn’t make a nickel. I just want every man, woman, and child in America to see it. – Samuel Goldwyn 1882 – 1974

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