Odd Man Out / Ray Stevens II – LOUIE of the Month

Today, we’re going to shine the LOUIE spotlight at San Jose music legend, and longtime associate Ray Stevens II. Ray’s been in a bunch of fun punk/rock bands – Los Olvidados, The Faction, Drunk Injuns, and Clay Wheels, among others, and today we’re going to share a very special clip of him with one […]

12 Days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas – Day 4

It’s the 4th day of the 12 days ’til LOUIE LOUIE 2020 Christmas, and someone gave to me…

STUTTERBOX!!

Stutterbox provides one of those quirky instrumental versions of the song where one might not know how to categorize it into one of the proper music genres. Is it jazz? Is it blues? It it rock […]

The Ace of Cups – long awaited 1st album (non-LOUIE of the Week)

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For the past 7 or so years, the LOUIE production team has also been quietly working on another project.

LOUIE co-producer Jesse Block has been directing a documentary on the band known as The Ace of Cups.

The Ace of Cups is a band that was formed in San Francisco during the […]

Star La’Moan & Kitchenettes in April 2018 – LOUIE of the Week

It was just another Friday night in Santa Cruz, California.

My friend Star La’Moan and her Kitchenettes were playing at the Poet & Patriot, and my friend Stretch was also there.

As you may recall, Stretch Riedle was the DJ at KFJC Radio whose LOUIE LOUIE shows inspired the big Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon […]

Binky’s Guide to our Musical Roots

Years ago, Matt Groening came up with a brilliant flowchart for musical roots.

I’m thinking there’s at least 10, if not 20 of these special categories that could easily apply to the evolution of the song LOUIE LOUIE.

Anniversary of KFJC Marathon – LOUIE of the Week

On Friday, August 19, 1983, KFJC began what turned out to be a major turning point in LOUIE LOUIE history with the MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE marathon:

1) The first meeting of Richard Berry, author of the song LOUIE LOUIE and Jack Ely, original vocalist with the Kingsmen, whose voice was heard on the world’s […]

Remembering Candye Kane – Non-LOUIE of the Week

This one’s for Candye Kane, a multi-talented blues singer that we lost last month. Eight years ago she announced that she had pancreatic cancer, which she actively fought with an incredible zest, speaking openly about her battle over the years.

For Candye, so much of her life was all about helping others find a […]

a Frank & Ernest cartoon appropriate for LOUIE LOUIE

A cartoon for the day, courtesy of Bob Thaves’ wonderful Frank & Ernest strip!

(what sounds like) Elvis Presley’s LOUIE LOUIE – LOUIE of the Week

Today, Elvis Presley would have been 81 years old!

Which of course led to the hypothetical question – “What would it sound like if Elvis sang LOUIE LOUIE?”

Luckily, someone with the name of Heavy Elvis Eric answers that question by sharing a wonderful rendition on YouTube.

He may be the same Elviss Eric […]

Elvis & Nick – What’s So Funny …? / NON-LOUIE of the Week

https://youtu.be/LeFlPxMTP24

A song and concept I NEVER get tired of….