RIP: Bobby “Blue” Bland, blues singer extraordinaire

We lost another great singer this week. Legendary blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland has left the land of the living.

I’ve read and heard some excellent tributes for Bobby, with various people mentioning a common reference to him as the “Sinatra of Blues.” Bland had a very smooth style of singing blues music, […]

Andy Doolan and his ukelele – LOUIE of the Week

Andy Doolan of the U.K. provides a charming little version of LOUIE LOUIE on ukelele for this week’s LOUIE!

Madeleine & the Fighting Pandas at House of Blues – LOUIE of Week

This week, we celebrate a LOUIE by Madeleine & the Fighting Pandas, live at the House of Blues on April 28, 2013

Here’s another performance of the song by Madeline, aka Mad. This one’s live at 27 Live on May 2, 2013

A tip of the hat goes out of […]

RIP: Joey Covington, Jefferson Airplane drummer / LOUIE of the Week

Joey Covington, a drummer with Jefferson Airplane and founding member of Hot Tuna, has passed away at the age of 67 years old. Apparently, he died in automobile accident in Palm Springs, California, where he’d been living for the past few years.

While I’ve met various members of Jefferson Airplane, and worked on two […]

Lulu’s Marble – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at Lulu’s Marble, a band from Japan that existed between 1994-1999. provided an excellent overview of the band:

Lulu’s Marble was one of a long line of Japanese girl bands. Like so many others, they effectively worked the juxtaposition of cute looks and trashy garage […]