2021 was a great year for music documentaries. For many of us, it felt like a godsend to find these treasures after the extremely difficult and challenging year of 2020.
Billie was the powerful film about Billie Holliday, built upon previously unheard audio interviews conducted by Linda Lipnack Kuehl, who was working on a […]
On Monday, October 17th, we lost Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, owner of Vulcan Inc., the Seattle Seahawks, the Portland Trailblazers, Stratolaunch Systems and founder of Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, as well as many other ventures.
I never met the man, but I love the fact that he was passionate about music, and […]
Here’s a little news clipping I found in a 1957 issue of Cash Box magazine. Apparently, when Richard Berry toured the West Coast in Washington and Oregon with Bobby Blue Bland and Junior Parker, there were plans for him to appear on various radio and television programs.
Exactly what TV or radios shows Richard […]
I recently watched “Danny Says,” a documentary about a music industry insider by the name of Danny Fields.
As someone that worked with David Peel, who passed away last month, I knew about Danny, and various people recommended that I see this documentary.
I knew that Danny not only helped get Peel signed to […]
Here’s a super-rare version of LOUIE LOUIE that very few people have ever heard.
This is “Dark Side of the LOUIE” by a band known as “Fink Ployd.”
I have NO idea who these people are, but I do know they submitted this recording for the infamous KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE Marathon […]
This week, we want to tip our hat to David Jester of Portland, Oregon, who’s spent many years documenting the music scene of Portland, which included producing a cable television program in conjunction with the TWO LOUIES magazine. David is currently dealing with the big challenge of preserving his video archive, and he decided […]
It’s time for a little non-LOUIE news on the LOUIE REPORT blog…
Back in 2008, i worked with my friend, Emmy-award winner Alison Victor to co-produce / co-direct a short documentary about a blind sailor’s quest to use technology to see. The film entitled “Ed’s Inner Space,” had a special premiere at YURI’S NIGHT, […]
Here’s the kind of LOUIE LOUIE I really love. It’s a wonderful demonstration of robotic technology and musical diversity.
Someone built and programmed a Lego Robot to perform LOUIE LOUIE on a ukelele for a Western Washington University robot competition.
Thank you Lego Robot on Ukelele – you are this week’s LOUIE of the […]
On Sunday night in California, Monday afternoon in Australia, a very special interview took place for the LOUIE documentary project.
For years, I’ve been in touch with Ross Wilson. I knew about his history with him being one of, if not THE first musician in Australia to record Richard Berry‘s now-iconic melody. Ross […]
This week’s LOUIE of the Week is by Newmarket Enrichment Band, arranged by Paul Jennings, who is also the conductor. This is part of a Sixties medley that includes “Louie, Louie”, “Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye” and “Born to be Wild”