Happy 75th for Little Bill Engelhart- LOUIE of the Week

Today marks the 75th birthday for one of the first performers to ever cover Richard Berry‘s immortal LOUIE LOUIE.

Happy Birthday to Bill Engelhart – aka Little Bill of Little Bill & the Blue Notes as well as Little Bill with the Adventurers and the Shalimars.

Little Bill’s recording of the song was […]

Her Aim is True – the Jini Dellaccio documentary

If I were in the Seattle area this weekend, I would definitely be at the Highway 99 Blues Club on Sunday night.

Photographer Jini Dellaccio is the subject of a new documentary entitled “Her Aim Is True,” and Sunday is the big night for a benefit concert featuring Northwest music legends Merrilee Rush, Buck […]

Kent Morrill memorial concert

Next week, there’s going to be a memorial concert for Kent Morrill. I’m recycling the press release from the Fabulous Wailers.com page:

Wailers Concert for Kent May 4, 2011 Wednesday Time: 7:00 PM ‘til 11:00 PM

Temple Theatre – Main Room 47 Saint Helens Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402-2612 253-272-2042

One of the “Boys from […]

Hail Hail, Kent Morrill – LOUIE of the Week

This week, I want to focus the big spotlight on Kent Morrill of the Wailers.

Kent is a founding member of the Wailers, one of the most important rock and roll bands to ever come out of the Pacific Northwest. As I’ve spoken with a lot musicians in that region that performed during […]

Jr. Cadillac- Live at Evergreen Ballroom 1974- LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE of the Week award goes out to Jr. Cadillac for their very rare recording of LOUIE LOUIE captured live in 1974 at the Evergreen Ballroom, with Jimmy Manolides on piano, and special guest artist Rube Tubin on guitar.

There’s a few things that make this particular recording especially noteworthy:


Rare color photo of Rockin’ Robin Robert

As I continue to do a lot of really tedious work trying to make damaged Hi8 video footage viewable, I thought I’d share a very rare color photo of Rockin’ Robin Roberts.

Rockin’ Robin Roberts is a very important person in the legend of LOUIE LOUIE. His version of the song recorded with the Wailers, […]

A review of the Sonics reunion in N.Y. !!

My friend Alex of Mall Security was one of the lucky ones that got a chance to witness the big Sonics reunion at the Cavestomp in New York City. I asked him if he wanted to do a review of the show, and he jumped at the chance. Without any more hesitation, here’s a guest […]

RIP: John Greek, founding member of the Wailers, 65

Years before the Wailers recorded LOUIE LOUIE with Rockin’ Robin Roberts, they were considered one of the hottest rock bands to emerge from the Pacific Northwest. In 1959, when they were still in high school, they were signed to Golden Crest Records, their song “Tall Cool One” peaked the national charts at #36, and […]

Hail Hail, Little Bill!

Before the Kingsmen ever recorded LOUIE LOUIE, there were two other musicians that recorded their own versions of the immortal song by Richard Berry. One of them was by Rockin’ Robin Roberts, who was backed by the Wailers, and released on the Etiquette label in 1961.

The other musician that recorded LOUIE LOUIE in […]

Oh… these silly book sellers…..

Today, I stumbled upon an interesting little website…. http://www.tommytbooks.com/tomlist.html

If you scan to the mid-way point, you’ll see….

[01324] Marsh Dave. Louie Louie. New York: Hyperion, 1995. First Stated. 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall. Red HB w/black Cloth Spine. As New / As New. 245pp. Never read! Autographed by Dick Peterson and Stretch […]