Whole buncha Zappa articles + LOUIE is indeed soul music!

My pal David the Punmaster just sent me a link to a webpage that lists a whole bunch of Frank Zappa articles: http://home.online.no/~corneliu/interviews.htm

It doesn’t list the Rip Rense article about Frank Zappa, but it’s still the most comprehensive Zappa article online database I’ve seen so far. And yes, there are some LOUIE references within […]

Zappa Plays Zappa

Monday May 23rd, 2005 – Announced today the First Duly Authorized & Certified Frank Zappa Respective! And Perspective! Zappa Brothers Dweezil & Ahmet have called together many mighty musicians to join them in playing the Music of Frank Zappa – Live!

Authentic: This is the first OFFICIAL presentation of Frank Zappa Music since the […]

Remembering Those We Lost in 2015

Last year, we lost quite a few people in the LOUIE universe. Click on their names to read more about them.

Jack Ely, the original lead singer of the Kingsmen, was one of the two people that inspired this documentary project. I met Jack at the same event where he first met Richard […]

RIP: Kim Fowley, co-producer of Richard Berry post-LOUIE songs

Kim Fowley, the legendary Hollywood huckster, eccentric music producer, singer-songwriter, Svengali music biz mastermind, and author of the autobiography “Lord of Garbage,” has died at the age of 75 years old.

Kim Fowley lived an extremely vivid life filled with incredible stories with a multitude of people in the entertainment industry.

About a year […]

The Nips – Gabrielle – LOUIE (Mutant) of the Week

This week, we’ll point the mighty LOUIE spotlight at what we at LOUIE CENTRAL like to call a “LOUIE Mutant”- a song that borrows heavily from LOUIE LOUIE, but is another song entirely, as opposed to a “LOUIE Bastard,” which would be a completely blatant swipe of LOUIE LOUIE, albeit with a different song […]

RIP: George Duke, jazz pianist

I’m saddened to report that George Duke has passed away. He just released his album- “DreamWeaver,” which debuted at #1 on the Contemporary Jazz Chart. It was a tribute to his wife, Corine, who passed away last year.

George passed away at Monday at St John’s Hospital in Los Angeles, where he was being […]

Dearly Departed of 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, we pause to remember those we lost this year. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but merely a list of departed individuals that made an impact on our lives at LouieLouie.net

Tom Ardolino of NRBQ (January 6)

Tom was a musician, music collector, and archivist […]

RIP: Ray Collins of Mothers of Invention / LOUIE of the Week

On Christmas Eve, Ray Collins, original lead singer for Frank Zappa‘s Mothers of Invention, died in Pomona, Calif. He was 76 years old.

Ray Collins began his musical career playing with Little Julian Herrera and the Tigers. When they recorded ‘I Remember Linda’ in the 1950’s, Ray sang high falsetto backing vocals. Shortly after […]

Zappnoise – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE comes from Stralsund, Germany. Drawing inspiration from both Richard Berry and Frank Zappa, the band known as Zappnoise performs a medley of “Louie Louie” and “Plastic People.”

Zappnoise http://youtu.be/tbD8JkzSr2I

RIP: Larry “Wild Man” Fischer

Today, I’m saddened to report another casualty in the music universe.

Larry “Wild Man” Fischer, as far as I know, didn’t record LOUIE LOUIE, nor did he have any obvious connections to the song.

Wild Man Fischer, was however, the very first musician to record for Rhino Records. The first release was a […]