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Tuesday, August 30, 2005
 

Lists: "Louie Louie" Covers 1955-2005

Various Artists: Louie Louie Collection (1995)


Consider this list an addendum to the Garage Rock playlist.

By most estimates, the Beatles' "Yesterday" remains the most-covered song in history, with at least 3000 versions in existence; George Gershwin's "Summertime" is second, at 2,500. And third place may well belong to "Louie Louie", written by Richard Berry, and best known for the 1963 #2 hit for The Kingsmen. The total may be up near the 2,000 level; here's just a sampling of notable artists who have covered "Louie Louie" since it was written in 1955, at the very dawn of the rock era. Although the Kingsmen's version, largely unintelligible, was rumored to have dirty words in the lyrics, it didn't, although Iggy & The Stooges version is pretty filthy.

Notable Artists who have released versions of "Louie Louie":

Alarm Clocks
Tuck Andress
Angel Corpus Christi
The Angels
The Arondies
The Athenians
Australian Crawl
The Basement Wall
The Beach Boys
The Beau Brummels
John Belushi
Richard Berry (author)
Black Flag
Jim Capaldi
Charlie & The Tunas
Stanley Clarke
Coalition of Unified Men
Al Copley
Countdown Players
The Countdown Singers
David & the High Spirit
Dee Jay & The Runaways
Don & the Goodtimes
Michael Doucet
D.R.I.
Jack Ely
The Esquires
The Fall
The Fat Boys
Feelies
The Flamin' Groovies
Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids
Flavor
Pete Fountain
Friar Tuck
Girl Trouble
Guru Josh
The Gurus
Wilbert Harrison
Sherman Helmsley
Hit Crew
Holiday Band
David Holt
Iggy & the Stooges
The Iguanas
Impossibles
The Invictas
Jan & Dean
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
The King-Beats
The Kingsmen
The Kinks
Tony Lane & the Fabulous Spades
The Last
League of Decency
Legends
Little Bill & the Bluenotes
Julie London
The Marsadees
The Maytals
Mr. Epp
Willie Mitchell
R. Stevie Moore
Motorhead
The Mystery Band
The Neighb'rhood Childr'n
The New Original Sonic Sounds
The Night of the Cookers
The Nomads
OBK
Outcasts
Pink Finks
Robert Plant
Steve Plunkett
Iggy Pop
The Pretenders
Pyramids
Quality Singers
Louie Rankin
The Really Eclectic String Quartet
Otis Redding
Peter Reese & The Pages
Paul Revere & the Raiders
Rockin' Robin Roberts
The Sandpipers
Mongo Santamaria
Sentinels
The Sisters of Mercy
Skid Row
The Sonics
Sounds Orchestral
The Standells
The Stooges
The Surfaris
Swamp Rats
The Swingin' Medallions
Thee Headcoats
Johnny Thunders
Tiger Moon
Toots & the Maytals
The Topics
The Troggs
Ike & Tina Turner
Tyme Code
The Ventures
The Viceroys
The Wailers (60's rock group, not reggae group)
Travis Wammack
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Ian Whitcomb
Barry White
Johnny Winter
Young & Restless
Frank Zappa



     

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Comments:
I don't know how you found me but thanks.I'll blogroll you too. Interestingly enough, one of my blogpals, Andy Martello is a total Louie Louie fanatic. I recorded a couple of versions for him on his b-day. I'll have to see about putting those up on my site. They were just for fun, though.
 
Hi Bud--

Not sure anymore either how I found you either; I think it was click exchange or a rate-this-blog or something like that. Always glad to give a tip of the hat to working musicians, though. Thanks for stopping by!
 
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