Frank Zappa – “Do you want Grace Slick to sing LOUIE LOUIE?”

“Do you want Grace Slick to sing LOUIE LOUIE? Would that be the ultimate get-off for a Fillmore East audience or what?”

Damn, I loved hearing that phrase spoken by Frank Zappa at a Mothers of Invention show at a Fillmore East concert recorded on on November 14, 1970! I don’t think the Jefferson […]

My thanks!

THIS HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH LOUIE LOUIE, but I’d like to thank everyone for all their kind wishes on my special day. Some of my wishes didn’t come true, but I’m grateful for the other GOOD things that DID happen today. 1) Announcements of the Abu Ghraib Prison closure 2) Dubai agreed to […]

What About March 9th?

What do Mark Lindsay, Mickey Spillane, David Pogue, Robin Trower, Amerigo Vespucci, Vyacheslav Molotov, and yours truly have in common? A common anniversary of existence- March 9th.

If anybody out there in cyberspace would like to help me celebrate this special day in a very joyous manner, and support THE LOUIE REPORT in a grandiose […]

Archival LOUIE clips found at is a very interesting website. People get the opportunity to share video clips with the world. It’s a wild mix of home movies, commercials, documentaries, music videos, and oddball shorts that folks just feel like sharing. Many of these films are self-produced, while many others are archival recordings shared without any implied copyright.

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Sheik of Araby

This posting has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with LOUIE LOUIE, but as I’ve mentioned other great songs that were covered by multiple musicians, I felt I should acknowledge the special “Sheik of Araby” webpage…. just because!

My thanks to da Punmaster for heads-up!