Wednesday, August 08, 2007

 

Today 1963 : Kingsmen recorded Louie louie

On 1963_august_08 Record label WAND issued as #150 Kingsmen - Louie louie.
It entered the US Bilboard Top 100 on november 9th.
So what, you're asking. Well, an interesting story goes with it.

The song was composed and recorded in 1957 by Richard Berry ah Pharao's on FLIP.
Richard Berry sold the rights to this song in 1960 for a few hunded bucks just to be able to pay for his wedding with Dorothy Adams. What a mistake ! After all it was recorded later on in various music styles by over a 1200 artists. After a law suit in 1986 he got back the rights partially. Richard Berry died 1997_january_23.

When the Kingsmen version was issued a lot of radio stations didn't gave the song airplay because of the controversial text.
Even the FBI did a research to the song.

A few people are trying to make a documentary about this song with the full approval of Richard Berry (as they claim). So they started over ten years ago and I wonder if they ever will finish their project.
I'll keep it short. Just visit their website The Louie louie files and read ALL about this project and this song.

In the comments is info about 70 minutes Louie louie.....
Of course the well known examples but also interesting ones like versions by Adventurers ft Little Bill and Bluenotes_Shalimars, Gurus & Toots & Maytals.

Comments:
VA - Louie Louie files

01-Pharoahs ft Richard Berry - Louie Louie
02-Pink Finks - Louie Louie
03-Rockin' Robin & Wailers - Louie Louie
04-Adventurers ft Little Bill & Bluenotes_Shalimars - Louie Louie
05-Sandpipers - Louie, Louie (1966)
06-Kingsmen - Louie Louie
07-Gurus - Louie Louie (1966)
08-Revere, Paul & Raiders - Louie Louie
09-Jones, Davie & Kingbees - Louie Louie Go Home (1964)
10-Don & Goodtimes - Louie Louie
11-Sonics - Louie Louie
12-Beach Boys - Louie, Louie
13-Redding, Otis - Louie Louie
14-Young, Neil - Louie Louie
15-Wammack, Travis - Louie Louie
16-Kinks - Louie, Louie
17-Sounds Orchestral - Louie Louie
18-Swamp Rats - Louie Louie (1966)
19-Squires, Jack E Lee - Love That Louie
20-Courtmen Jack Ely - Louie Louie
21-Revere, Paul & Raiders - Louie Go Home
22-Toots & Maytals - Louie Louie
23-Brown, Ray & Whispers - Louie Louie
24-Plant, Robert - Louie, Louie (1993)

Link :
http://r#pidsh#re.com/files/47583773/VA-LLfiles.rar

Of course you understand to replace twice the '#' in an 'a' !!

Pass : 070807

File is a small 60MB, 'cause the songs are only in 128kbits

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Nice blog, BBC radio recently had nice documentary on this.
Glad you included the late Rockin' Robin Roberts and the Wailers on this because everyone copied their RnR version.

Little Steven devoted a program to on this
http://www.littlestevensundergroundgarage.com/play/archive.html
Show 230 Playlist
August 27, 2006

EPISODE 230: LOUIE LOUIE '06
Philo
 
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Great - thanks for your efforts in posting this.
Louie Louie is just brilliant and sounded like heaven to a teenage lad in England coming through from Radio Luxemburg.
There's a book on Louie Louie too by Dave Marsh.
 
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