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 […]

Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 3

Today, the “Days of Christmas LOUIE” celebrations comes to an end.

Our friend Clay Stabler shared the remaining LOUIE LOUIE clips over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme, starting the new year with Day 8.

On the 8th day of Christmas (and the 1st day of […]

Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 2

It’s time for part 2 of the recycled cool versions of LOUIE LOUIE shared by our friend Clay Stabler originally over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme. …

On the 5th day of Christmas — a fine version by Kelly Melvin. Sounds a bit like Green […]

Days of Christmas LOUIE – part 1




This week, our friend Clay Stabler shared a handful of cool versions of LOUIE LOUIE over at the Facebook LOUIE LOUIE PARTY group as part of a “Days of Christmas” theme.

Here’s an overview of Clay’s first four…

On the 1st day of Christmas — Louie Louie as a power ballad by Ben Caruso/Desire:

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KeysToTheCaravan – LOUIE Mashup of the Week

Things have been hectic at LOUIE Central, doing all sorts of LL-related things behind the scenes, so to speak, and we haven’t been spending as much time on the blog as we’d like to.

Our friend Joe Maccoll just sent us a LOUIE, which feels like a great version to highlight as a LOUIE of […]

RIP: Penny Marshall, director, actor – LOUIE of the Week

Today, we’re remembering Penny Marshall, a funny and talented lady who died in her Hollywood Hills home on Monday night due to complications from diabetes.

Penny directed some very successful movies, starting off with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” with Whoopi Goldberg in 1986.

With her second film, “Big,” starring Tom Hanks, she became the first […]

Celebrating Otis Redding – LOUIE of the Week (w/ chart info)

Today, I’m reminded it’s the 51st anniversary of Otis Redding‘s tragic death, so I’m recycling a post from two years ago when I visited the Otis Redding exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

As I mentioned in my original 2016 post, Otis Redding’s version of LOUIE LOUIE was released as part of […]

Ray Davies & the Kast Off Kinks – LOUIE of the Week

A few months ago, there was some excellent news with a big announcement that The Kinks would be getting together for a proper reunion after a 20 year hibernation!!

We’re not sure of the full details, but it appears that a new album is in the works, and the band “will probably be playing […]

The Return of Sherlock Holmes w/ mysterious LOUIE – LOUIE of the Week

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

My friend Clay Stabler has been great work documenting the various LOUIE LOUIEs, and shared this update at the LOUIE LOUIE Party group page:

I’m working on revising the Wikipedia section on LL movie versions using Theo’s excellent site, IMDb, and the SoundtrackCollector.com site. My goal is to […]

Celebrating M. Dung and Richard Berry – LOUIE of the Week

Today is a special celebration for two friends that are deeply missed. We lost Richard Berry in 1989, and Mike Slavko, aka “M. Dung” in 2017.

Today, Mike Slavko is getting inducted to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, The Class of 2018.

As Mike has often said, the experience of singing […]