Louie Louie

"Louie Louie" 10-note riff
Original release
The cover features Black Flag's singer Dez Cadena and some of his improvised lyrics to "Louie Louie".

Rhythm and blues song written and composed by American musician Richard Berry in 1955 and released in 1957.

- Louie Louie

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Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2006, showing a quartet lineup for a rock band (from left to right: bassist, lead vocalist, drummer, and guitarist)

The Fabulous Wailers

American rock band from Tacoma, Washington.

American rock band from Tacoma, Washington.

Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2006, showing a quartet lineup for a rock band (from left to right: bassist, lead vocalist, drummer, and guitarist)

Ormsby, Morrill and Roberts then formed Etiquette Records and, in 1961, the label released its first single, a cover version of Richard Berry's "Louie Louie".

Funky Kingston

Name of two albums by Jamaican reggae group Toots and the Maytals.

Name of two albums by Jamaican reggae group Toots and the Maytals.

Toots and the Maytals circa 1976
Producer Chris Blackwell

The album acknowledges American rhythm and blues with covers of songs by Ike Turner and Shep and the Limelites, along with a reggae take on Richard Berry's composition, "Louie Louie".

Washington (state)

State in the Pacific Northwest region of the Western United States.

State in the Pacific Northwest region of the Western United States.

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The unofficial, but popularly accepted, state rock song is Louie Louie.

Jack Ely

Wand 143: Second pressing with "Lead vocal by Jack Ely" text

Jack Brown Ely (September 11, 1943 – April 28, 2015) was an American guitarist and singer, best known for singing the Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie".

"Greensleeves" as an example of Binary Form.

Verse–chorus form

Musical form going back to the 1840s, in such songs as "Oh! Susanna", "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze", and many others.

Musical form going back to the 1840s, in such songs as "Oh! Susanna", "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze", and many others.

"Greensleeves" as an example of Binary Form.

"Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen (1963 cover), example not using blues form

The First Four Years

Compilation album by the American hardcore punk band Black Flag.

Compilation album by the American hardcore punk band Black Flag.

It essentially collects the extended plays Nervous Breakdown (1979), Jealous Again (1980), Six Pack (1981), and the single "Louie Louie", with two tracks from various artists' compilation albums.

The Sisters of Mercy performing on the main stage of Spirit of Burgas, Bulgaria, August 2008

The Sisters of Mercy

English rock band, formed in 1980 in Leeds.

English rock band, formed in 1980 in Leeds.

The Sisters of Mercy performing on the main stage of Spirit of Burgas, Bulgaria, August 2008
The Sisters of Mercy logo, used by the band throughout their history
The Sisters of Mercy performing at the M'era Luna Festival in 2005.

Their live performances featured many cover versions: among those, a medley consisting of "Sister Ray" (by the Velvet Underground), "Ghostrider" (by Suicide) and "Louie Louie" (by Richard Berry) became a live staple.

The Fat Boys

The Fat Boys

American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York, that emerged in the early 1980s.

American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York, that emerged in the early 1980s.

The Fat Boys

Another song from the album, "Louie Louie", is a cover version of a 1957 song by American singer Richard Berry.

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Wand Records

American independent record label, started by Florence Greenberg in 1961 as a subsidiary of Scepter Records.

American independent record label, started by Florence Greenberg in 1961 as a subsidiary of Scepter Records.

MF Doom, one of the pioneering artists of the underground hip hop scene, whose success created a market for independent labels

In 1963, the Kingsmen released "Louie Louie" (Wand 143), which reached No. 2 on the Hot 100.

From left to right: Bob Markley, Michael Lloyd (bottom), Danny Harris, Shaun Harris, and John Ware.

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

American psychedelic rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1965.

American psychedelic rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1965.

From left to right: Bob Markley, Michael Lloyd (bottom), Danny Harris, Shaun Harris, and John Ware.

While Volume One did feature a small selection of original material, the majority of the album was cover versions including "Louie Louie", "You Really Got Me", and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue".