Louie Louie (CC)

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Louie Louie is a song written by Richard Berry

Richard Berry & the Pharaohs - Louie Louie / You Are My Sunshine (Flip 45-321 1957)

Louie Louie was often musically quoted by FZ. In Data For Sensitive or Critical-sensitive Position Zappa named the song his "favorite predecessor."

Records On Which This Song Has Appeared

"Louie Louie" on Zappa Albums

Zappa Songs Quoting "Louie Louie"

"Plastic People"

  • on Joe's Corsage (Based directly on the "Louie Louie" progression.)
  • on Absolutely Free (Only briefly quotes "Louie Louie" during the "DOOT DOOT DOOT"s in the beginning.)

"Son Of Suzy Creamcheese"

  • on Absolutely Free (Almost a direct parody of the song, with added time signature changes and of course different lyrics.)

"At The Gas Station"

  • on Lumpy Gravy (briefly interpolates voices singing the title of the song)


"Florentine Pogen"

"Welcome To The United States"

"Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top"

  • on Bongo Fury (Briefly quotes "Louie Louie" towards the end.)

"Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk"

  • on Broadway The Hard Way (Quotes the refrain of "Louie Louie" as "Jim and Tammy / You gotta go" in the end.)


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