LOUIE at the movies – JACO (the documentary)

Today, we’ll start a new feature we’ll call “LOUIE at the movies,” which we’ll use to discuss motion pictures that referenced the song LOUIE LOUIE – either with a performance or a mention of the song.

The “Jaco” documentary on jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius is one of the latter, featuring no actual LOUIE performances, but a reference of a special moment described by Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) in the life story of this legendary musician that passed away in 1987.

I haven’t found any recordings of Jaco Pastorius performing the song yet, but I have a feeling it’s just a matter of time. Perhaps someone captured the type of LOUIE moment that Flea described in the movie? If so, drop me a line – either as a comment to this page or an email to “LOUIE” at this webpage.”

In the meantime, check out this official trailer for this film:

For more information about this excellent film and the music of Jaco Pastorius, please visit:

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