The Dreamers – Annette Williams, Gloria Jones and Nannette Williams
This week, we’re pointing the mighty LOUIE spotlight at The Dreamers, a vocal group that would became the Blossoms. As music writer Jay Warner once declared, this band was “the most successful unknown group of the 60s.”
Richard Berry, the man who […]
Some of the most inspired variations of LOUIE LOUIE aren’t even called LOUIE LOUIE. […]
We lost a beautiful soul this weekend. Truly, there was no person ever like Little Richard, nor will there ever be another person like Little Richard.
I mean seriously… he WAS the heart and soul of this thing we call rock ‘n’ roll…. a genuine believer in the higher power… and a bonafide supernova […]
This week, we’re going to take a look at how LOUIE LOUIE has been utilized in rap music.
Werner Von Wallenrod is a serious hip hop enthusiast that created a series of videos that documented the various fusions of LOUIE LOUIE with rap music.
He’s done a great job of documenting this, and we’re […]
OK, time for another Sandy fix.
Last week, I witnessed an excellent performance by one of the coolest cats on Planet Earth – my pal Robert Williams, aka Big Sandy, who was touring with Reverend Horton Heat. I caught ’em at the Ritz in San Jose, and Sandy unveiled a nice little surprise… […]
I just out about a cool German rockabilly band known as Sandy and The Wild Wombats. Apparently, they’ve been doing some extensive touring all over Europe, and they’ve already played the “Viva Las Vegas” event last year.
The lead vocalist / ringleader of this group, Sandy West, has a real distinctive voice, and i’m […]
My friend David Richoux relayed the sad news of the passing of Keely Smith..
“Only half Louie related, but another obit…”
Jim Harrington shared an overview of Keely’s career in the San Jose Mercury News:
Keely Smith, the iconic jazz and pop vocalist who achieved success as both a solo artist and with her […]
This week, the mighty LOUIE spotlight is pointed at William Shatner‘s inspired rendition of The Cramps‘ “Garbage Man.”
Or as Captain Kirk might say, this rendition may …“Boldly Go Where No Garbage Man Has Gone Before…”
This recording is from the upcoming “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk” compilation being released by Demented Punk Records […]
Here’s a cool vintage discovery from the early 1960s – another band known as “the Kingsmen” that had NOTHING to do with the band with the LOUIE hit recording. This is a Filipino ‘Kingsmen” rock band playing “Hitchhike.”
For this one, I’ll recycle the YouTube description that Paquito Dela Cruz posted with his […]
Did you know that one of B.B. King‘s earliest recordings was with the Kings Men?
Absolutely true. In 1954, RPM Records released a recording by B.B. “Blues Boy” King* And The Kings Men entitled “Sneakin’ Around,” with “Everyday I Have The Blues” by B.B. “Blues Boy” King* And His Orchestra on the flip […]