The Vikings 1965 – LOUIE of the Week

Vintage video clips of any band performing LOUIE LOUIE during the mid-60s are a real treat to find. There’s not a lot of ’em out there.

Thanks to YouTube, I’m sharing a newly discovered 1965 film of the Vikings, a young band from the Pacific Northwest.

According to their page on the Pacific […]

Richard Berry & the Pharaohs 1996- Have Love Will Travel- LOUIE of the Week

It’s too late to share this one for Valentine’s Day, but here’s a special treat that I’ve assembled to celebrate a special moment in time when very big things are happening on the other side of the planet from me.

Richard Berry & the Pharaohs was the very first band ever to record the […]

Seaside Memories with James Henry & the Olympics

As I continue to assemble the various pieces of this rather challenging documentary, James Manolides recently contacted me to compare notes on the project.

James is a very important player in the LOUIE universe. Playing with the Frantics in the late 50s-early 60s, he was a member of one of the very first […]

The Unband “Geeze Louise” – LOUIE of the week

This week, I decided to draw attention to a “LOUIE song” that’s not the famous one written by Richard Berry.

“Geeze Louise” is a “LOUIE” because LOUISE is the female equivalent of LOUIE, pronounced as the plural of LOUIE….

The band is The UnBand, and if you haven’t heard this song, here it is…


R.C. Allen Tribute All Stars – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE LOUIE is part of a big tribute all-star band for the legendary California luthier R.C. Allen. In this band, you’ve got Deke Dickerson, Del Casher, Glen Glenn and the man himself, Mr. R.C. Allen.

Every guitar on stage is an R.C. Allen guitar.

You can hear LOUIE LOUIE at the 3:20, […]