By Dave Marsh

ISBN-10: 0786880287

ISBN-13: 9780786880287

ISBN-10: 1562828657

ISBN-13: 9781562828653

"Louie Louie" began as an blameless ditty a couple of lovesick Jamaican sailor. however the Kingsmen grew to become it into essentially the most censored and celebrated songs to seize the yankee mind's eye. Bestselling writer Marsh provides a complete, enjoyable social historical past of the raucous rock anthem, together with the particular lyrics.

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Because there are many more records released than there is time to broadcast them, whoever gets to pick which ones get played - and played, and played - becomes a powerful shaman. In the 1950s-though, alas! no longer-the men making radio's musical decisions were mostly deejays. Those deejays were myth-mongers, projecting a convincing personality on the thinnest possible evidence: a sheet of sound composed of nothing but a human voice, a few taped jingles, and a bagful of musical mist. For a time in the 1950s, deejays were at least rock stars' equals in fame and wealth.

Without even a local hit since the Flairs broke up, recording and singing live couldn't support him anymore. So he went to work as a stock clerk and general laborer at Monarch Records, a record pressing plant. "Max got me the job 'cause, I guess, he got tired of me hittin' on him for advances .... I used to call him my Jewish father because he's, 'You gotta have a job, Richard. You can't depend upon this business. ' " Richard was working at Monarch one afternoon when Hunter Hancock made a special announcement.

C ~inw-y-/ t:=5YvU) -b~/ ApYtit 13/ 1957 y 1959 "Louie Louie" wasn't even a has-been item, it was a dead song, a corpse whistling past its own graveyard, every bit the nonentity Billboard claimed it was, a relic for ten-cent bargain bins and prepacks of a dozen 45s you've never heard of sold for 89 cents just to get rid of 'em. Flip 321 was nothing more than another disc that failed to click, a slab of vinyl that rested only in a few attics and garages and in the mossy collections of low-riders and oldies freaks.

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