Pow woW – LOUIE of the Week

This week, I’m letting my friend Andy Martello pick the LOUIE of the Week. Here’s what he had to say about one of his FAVORITE versions of the song….

Pow woW is a freakishly talented French a cappella band who had an insanely huge hit in 1992 called “Le Chat,” a song which I’ve […]

RIP: Sherman Hemsley, actor/ musician

Sherman Hemsley passed away on Tuesday, July 24th. Most people remember him for for his acting role as George Jefferson, which began on the 1971 grounds-breaking TV comedy “All In the Family,” which spun off to another hit series “The Jeffersons,” which had a very successful 11 season run. Years later, he was also […]

The Stevens LIVE at KFJC 1983 – LOUIE of the Week

Lately, I’ve been celebrating a little more than usual. For years, I’ve been pestering my pal Buddy Awreetus to get off his proverbial heinie and do some proper digital transfers of the barely-heard audio recordings of his old “Live Open Mike” shows that he hosted on KFJC radio way back in the early 1980s.


RIP: Jon Lord / Deep Purple – LOUIE of the Week

Jon Lord of the band Deep Purple has left us.

From the Deep Purple Facebook page:

We are all deeply saddened by the news that Jon Lord has passed away today at the age of 71 after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and was surrounded by his family […]

The Return of LOUIE FEST in Tacoma!

The LOUIE FEST of Tacoma is coming back! Originally started by the Fabulous Wailers as a way to celebrate the song LOUIE LOUIE and the legacy of the Pacific Northwwest musicians that put it on the map, the LOUIE FEST is returning for a big celebration at the end of this month.

The event starts […]

Dave Glovin and the KFJC April Fool DuoCast

Regular readers of this blog know the significance of KFJC Radio, as it was the location where a 63 hour marathon entitled “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” took place in 1983, providing the radio airwaves with over 800 unique versions of the song, and what became a major turning point in the career of Richard Berry, […]

Old Skool – LOUIE of the Week

From Orchard Park, NY, this month’s LOUIE LOUIE is by Old Skool, appearing live at Tony Romes

This one was recorded on December 10, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.


Shark Sandwich – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE LOUIE is by Shark Sandwich from a performance at the Coda Maine Open in Hoylake, which I’ve been informed is a seaside town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, on Merseyside, England.

As a long-time Spinal Tap enthusiast, the name “Sharp Sandwich” conjures up some silly memories of an imaginary album […]