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Options April 5, 2017: Louie Louie Palooza
In advance of International Louie Louie Day, we honor the most recorded rock song of all time with three solid hours of covers from around the world.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 

Intro   Options

Bodega Pop Live 



Prologue: An Obligatory Introductory Set
René Touzet  El Loco Cha Cha   Options El Loco Cha Cha Cha    Cuba | The intro to this track was the sonic inspiration for Richard Berry's "Louie Louie"  0:04:48 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Havana Moon   Options You Can't Catch Me / Havana Moon  1956  USA | Richard Berry has said this was the lyrical inspiration for Louie Louie  0:07:46 (Pop‑up)
Richard Berry  Louie Louie   Options You Are My Sunshine / Louie Louie  1957  USA | The original!  0:10:44 (Pop‑up)
Rockin' Robin Roberts & the Fabulous Wailers  Louie Louie   Options   1961  USA | The version that The Kingsmen based their version on  0:13:33 (Pop‑up)
The Kingsmen  Louie Louie   Options Louie Louie / Haunted Castle  1963  USA  0:15:19 (Pop‑up)
Allan Handelman + Jack Ely  Jack Ely interviewed by Allan Handelman   Options A radio interview with the singer of the Kingsmen's version of Louie Louie    USA  0:18:00 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Kingsmen 

Louie Louie (33-1/3rd RPM)   Options

Louie Louie / Haunted Castle 



0:23:14 (Pop‑up)
Cato Salsa Experience & The Thing with Joe McPhee  Louie Louie   Options Two Bands and a Legend  2007  Norway / USA  0:30:38 (Pop‑up)
Julie London  Louie Louie   Options   1969  USA  0:35:17 (Pop‑up)
Toots & The Maytals  Louie Louie   Options Funky Kingston  1973  Jamaica  0:37:54 (Pop‑up)
R. Stevie Moore  Louie Louie   Options Stevie Moore Returns  1976  USA  0:43:32 (Pop‑up)
Anadorei  Louie Louie   Options This Is the Beginning Of  2006  Japan  0:45:46 (Pop‑up)
Uncle Cookie  Louie Louie   Options The Pink Chunk  2016  USA | recorded in Seattle sometime in the 1970s  0:48:12 (Pop‑up)
Akouba  Quand jméclate sur louie louie (a capella)   Options YouTube video  2013  Not sure, but obviously a Francophone country (or region) ... somewhere  0:52:49 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
John Schoeder / Sounds Orchestral 

Louie Louie   Options

Soul Coaxing: The Many Moods of John Schroeder 



0:54:30 (Pop‑up)
Joske Harry's & the King Creoles  Louie Louie   Options   1963  Belgium  1:00:10 (Pop‑up)
Margie  Louie Louie   Options   1967  Colombia  1:01:56 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Cano & Quintet  Louie Louie   Options Mambo 18 - Love Charms  1967  USA  1:03:44 (Pop‑up)
Sandpipers  Louie Louie   Options Guantanamera  1966  USA?  1:06:37 (Pop‑up)
Simba  Louie Louie   Options Louie Louie / Movin'  1973  South Africa  1:09:52 (Pop‑up)
Honey Ltd.  Louie Louie   Options Honey Ltd.  1968  USA  1:12:22 (Pop‑up)
Friar Tuck  Louie Louie   Options Friar Tuck and His Psychedelic Guitar  1967  USA  1:15:39 (Pop‑up)
Ike and Tina Turner  Louie Louie   Options   1968  USA | Date approximate  1:19:57 (Pop‑up)
The Neighb'rhood Childr'n  Louie Louie   Options Long Years in Space  1997  USA | Recorded much earlier than print date  1:22:33 (Pop‑up)
Otis Redding  Louie Louie   Options Pain in My Heart  1964  USA  1:25:18 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Rodborough Jazz Band 

Louie Louie   Options




1:27:17 (Pop‑up)
Arnaud Le Gouëfflec  Hasard   Options Pourquoi Pétunia ?  2013  France  1:31:41 (Pop‑up)
The Most Ever Company  Louie Louie (Parts 1-V)   Options The Most Ever Company  2006  USA  1:34:00 (Pop‑up)
The Most Ever Company  Louie Louie (Parts VI-IX)   Options The Most Ever Company  2006  USA  1:39:06 (Pop‑up)
Jon the Postman's Puerile  Louie Louie   Options Puerile  1978  UK  1:45:02 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Louie Piano 

Louie Louie   Options




1:58:25 (Pop‑up)
Dow Jones & the Industrials  Louie Louie   Options Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981  2016  USA  2:02:04 (Pop‑up)
Lulu's Marble  Louie Louie   Options Live!  1995  Japan  2:04:27 (Pop‑up)
The Kingsmen vs. The Prodigy  Funky Louie   Options YouTube video  2014  USA / UK  2:06:37 (Pop‑up)
Laids Crétins des Alpes  L'ouïe l'ouïe   Options Motor'Head & Shoulders  2013  France  2:09:16 (Pop‑up)
Car Horn Orchestra by Pete Bishop  Louie Louie   Options YouTube video  2009  India | Worth a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1lg3FXXMls  2:11:59 (Pop‑up)
Pinker Tones  Louie Louie   Options Louie Louie / Mad Squarrels  1982  Spain  2:13:23 (Pop‑up)
Michael "Mickey Dreadlocks" Dresbach  Synth Pop Louie   Options Recorded for KFJC FM's Maximum Louie Louie  1983    2:16:07 (Pop‑up)
Angel Corpus Christi  Louie Louie   Options Louie Louie  2003  USA  2:19:38 (Pop‑up)
The Royal Iguana Fur  Louie Louie   Options Bright White Coat Hanger  2012  Canada  2:23:59 (Pop‑up)
Hamatzav Hashlishi  Louie Louie   Options המצב השלישי (The Third Condition)  2009  Israel  2:27:19 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Promenaders 

Louie Louie Medley   Options




2:30:16 (Pop‑up)
The Feelies  Louie Louie   Options The Louie Louie Collection  1994  USA  2:34:21 (Pop‑up)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts  Louie Louie   Options I Love Rock 'N Roll  1981  USA  2:37:37 (Pop‑up)
Fat Boys  Louie Louie   Options Coming Back Hard Again  1988  USA  2:40:15 (Pop‑up)
Motörhead  Louie Louie   Options Overkill  1979  UK  2:43:29 (Pop‑up)
Black Flag  Louie Louie   Options Wasted ... Again  1985  USA  2:46:08 (Pop‑up)
Iggy & the Stooges  Louie Louie   Options   1972  USA  2:47:28 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Thunders  Louie Louie   Options In Cold Blood  1983  USA  2:50:12 (Pop‑up)
B Team  Louie Louie   Options B Team: Final Show, Wolfgang's 7/12/83  2015  USA  2:53:36 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 

Hei La Bodega   Options

Hei La Bodega - Carnaval! 



3:00:52 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:56pm glenn:

a fistful of louie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Gary:

Avatar 6:58pm glenn:


i mean gary!
Avatar 6:59pm Parq:

I will probably finish up at work and get ready to leave for home sometime during this show. When the time comes, I will try real hard to resist the urge to post "Me gotta go now".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Gary:

Ha ... Parq!
Avatar 7:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You can't start yet!...What if you run out of versions?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Gary:

Avatar 7:02pm arcadeproject:

Avatar 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

119 pages : vault.fbi.gov...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Gary:

Avatar 7:09pm glenn:

why do i see fred flinstone in my mind's eye?
Avatar 7:09pm steve:

hey Gary! oh man this show is gonna be great.

are you aware that a WFMU DJ made a pro bound paperback book of the Louis Louie FBI doc? i managed to get a copy somehow a few years ago, which i treasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Gary:

Steve! I did not know that, no -- do you remember who did it?
  7:13pm Bill:

Sorry I'm late!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Louie Schulkind:

Whittling this show down to three hours must've been excruciating, Gary. You are the awesomest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Gary:

Louie S! I've been listening to this song in one form or another for THREE MONTHS
Avatar 7:14pm hyde:

louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie louie
Avatar 7:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's kind of extraordinary how little exposure Richard Berry's version gets! In fact - only now do I realize how much the Beach Boy's version goes to source...
Avatar 7:15pm steve:

oh yeah, it was Bryce! it was actually an entertaining read, if anticlimactic when the FBI just gives up at the end. its like "found literature" or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Gary:

Bill! Hyde hyde hyde hyde hyde hyde hyde ...!
Avatar 7:17pm hyde:

this song should have been shot into space. it's everything
Avatar 7:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& The Kingsmen's definitive 1963 FratRawk version is considered pretty much the earliest bookend of the whole original Nuggets thang...
Avatar 7:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...perfect mistake right here & all...
Avatar 7:19pm Parq:

The story goes that the Kingsmen singer is mumbling because he just got braces and the mike stand was too tall for him.
Avatar 7:19pm glenn:

i'll bet there isn't a single band in the world that hasn't played this song at one time or another.
Avatar 7:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...it's almost like 'My Generation' two years earlier...
Avatar 7:21pm Parq:

Avatar 7:22pm glenn:

huh. i didn't realize pence had been governor of indiana for so long.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm melinda:

hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Gary:

Avatar 7:23pm hyde:

hi melinda
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Gary:

@Glenn ... ha ha
  7:25pm Dean:

[Fingers in my ears!]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Gary:

Dean, pull your fingers out of there -- you don't know where they've been (your ears)!
Avatar 7:33pm hyde:

this show has already crashed my computer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Gary:

  7:34pm Dean:

Plus, I don't want to miss McPhee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Gary:

Or Mr. McPhee
  7:36pm Bill:

Now, THIS is a treat!
Avatar 7:38pm Parq:

Julie London's A&R man was clearly on drugs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Gary:

I can say without hesitation that this Anadorei is my absolutely favorite version
  7:48pm Dean:

Has a Melt Banana thing going on.
Avatar 7:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You start w/ this appropriation & transliteration of a Cuban riffing - turn it into an Amurican fantasy - then a complete sort of drunken misarticulation - of longing & exoticism & frustration...& it becomes this strange trope of universal appeal...
Then this set has been like some parallel to 20thCentury Abstraction in progressive degrees...
  8:00pm milkis:

Mmmmm beer would go well with this show. Wait, I'm still at work...d'oh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Gary:

Avatar 8:24pm hyde:

well, i think maybe the universe wants me to miss the Louie Louie show. i think maybe the fan on my computer has died, because it's crash city. also, my phone doesn't feel like running the wfmu app! now listening via tune in radio while i baby my pc. if you all don't here from me for a bit, it's because my damn pc went to box city. see you around!
Avatar 8:25pm hyde:

hear, not here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Gary:

Oh, noes! Sorry about all of this, Hyde ... here's hoping your tech troubles get resolved soon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Gary:

Hear "here"
Avatar 8:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Damn Hyde!

...So many versions presented like this - it's like Variations On a Theme in a Musuem...just enuff structure to be a thing, but hang what you want on it...much less sameness than I'da thot! What fun...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Gary:

It's almost like the song is a blank slate onto which the artist ... etc.
Avatar 8:28pm steve:

ive been trying to articulate what you two just said for the past hour! you can really do anything with this song.
Avatar 8:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...you could say the FBI's trip was their version...or the J.EdgarHoover version...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Gary:

Steve! and, wow, totally, RevRab
Avatar 8:44pm Parq:

Made it home in time for the final 15 mins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Gary:

Yay! (But I almost hate to tell you, it's another *hour* and 15 mins)
Avatar 8:49pm Parq:

Yow, even better!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Gary:

Heh, we'll see how ya'll feel after Jon the Postman gets through :)
Avatar 8:55pm steve:

cool to see some synths and drum machines
Avatar 8:59pm Parq:

True, this is not for the faint of heart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Uncle Michael:

I hope I didn't miss "Louie, Louie".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Gary:

You're just in time, Uncle Michael :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm coelacanth∅:

hello Gary and Bodegasattvas
...any Louie Louies left? i'm still hungry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Gary:

Coelacanth! 45 mins worth, at least
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm melinda:

I missed the Israeli version, darn. I like this one, though.
Avatar 9:34pm Parq:

From what now seems such an innocent time -- Berke Breathed's Louie-inspired take on the 1988 election.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Gary:

Melinda, you're back! Parq, that is amazing ...
Avatar 9:37pm hyde:

signing in briefly from the shaky computer front: this is amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Gary:

Avatar 9:42pm hyde:

my pc is working long enough to hear the Fat Boys. that's all I ask from the universe.
Avatar 9:48pm hyde:

heh, I was almost about to complain about no Black Flag!
  9:48pm Rusty Pepin:

You are Brillant!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Gary:

Avatar 9:53pm Parq:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Gary:

Avatar 9:56pm northguineahills:

I'm very impressed, Gary, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Uncle Michael:

Well done, Gary!
Avatar 10:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm coelacanth∅:

cool shit. Thanks Gary!
Avatar 10:02pm hyde:

i need to go back and hear the hour or so that i missed due to tech troubles. amazing!
Avatar 10:04pm hyde:

Lao show! Lao show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Gary:

Thanks, gang -- see you soon!
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