Dick Dale – LOUIE of the Week

Dick Dale is an amazing guitarist. He shares some common histories with Richard Berry, the man who wrote LOUIE LOUIE. Both musicians performed at the Harmony Park Ballroom. Both musicians utilized the Rillera Brothers to back them up whenever they performed at this venue.

Dick Dale was bound to do a version of LOUIE LOUIE, and luckily it’s been shared on YouTube. While he’s not generally known as a singer*, he does sing the song in this video clip captured at the Surf Club in Ortley Beach, New Jersey sometime in July 2007.

Congratulations, Dick! You win this week’s LOUIE of the Week award!

Dick Dale has gone through a pretty challenging year, having survived a bout with rectal cancer. He’s been dealing with radiation, chemotherapy, and a challenging recovery process. You can read about what’s been going in his world by visiting him at DickDale.com.

If you haven’t seen Dick Dale perform live, you absolutely need to do so after he fully recovers. I guarantee an unforgettable performance.

* We won’t mention “Fairest of Them All” or “We’ll Never Hear The End of It,” two very obscure Dick Dale recordings released in 1963, or that silly Phantom Surfers CD. Nope, not today..

3 comments to Dick Dale – LOUIE of the Week

  • Mel

    Mel of the Phantom Surfers here. Our LP “Phantom Surfers and Dick Dale” on Crown records was NOT silly……it was preposterous.

  • EP

    I have to admit, I did get a chuckle out of that CD, especially the fake Fazio cover.

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