Louie Louie

Composer: Richard Berry

Grateful Dead

No Grateful Dead recordings.


This list of recordings is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single, Richard Berry and The Pharoahs, 1956
no info Single, Rockin' Robin Roberts and The Wailers, 1961
no info Single, Kingsmen, 1963
no info Kingsmen in Person, Kingsmen, 1963
no info Tall Cool One, Wailers, 1964
no info Hit City '64, Surfaris, 1964
no info Shut Down, Vol. 2, Beach Boys, 1964
info Pain in My Heart, Otis Redding, 1964
no info Here They Come!, Paul Revere and the Raiders, 1965
no info Kink-size, Kinks, 1965
no info The Ventures A Go-Go, The Ventures, 1965
no info Play Guitar, Volume 7, The Ventures, 1965
no info Command Performance, Jan and Dean, 1965
no info Beau Brummels '66, Beau Brummels, 1966
no info Sweet and Tuff, Ace Cannon, 1966
info Disco Teen '66, Various Artists (Paul Revere), 1966
no info Greatest Hits, Kingsmen, 1967
info West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Vol. 1, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, 1966
no info Greatest Hits, Paul Revere and the Raiders, 1967
info Our Best To You, Various Artists (Paul Revere and The Raiders), 1967?
no info Uncle Meat, Frank Zappa, 1969
no info Messengers, Messengers, 1969
no info Let's Work Together, Wilbert Harrison , 1969
no info All-Time Greatest Hits, Paul Revere and the Raiders, 1972
no info Funky Kingston, Toots and the Maytals, 1973
no info Still Shakin', Flamin' Groovies, 1976
no info Alive and Kicking, Skid Row, 1976
no info Metallic K.O., Stooges, 1976
no info More American Graffiti, Various Artists, 1976
no info Animal House Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1978
no info Overkill - Motorhead, 1979
no info Kinks Collection, Kinks, 1980
no info Beware!, Barry White, 1981
no info Clarke/Duke Project, George Duke and Stanley Clarke, 1981
no info Pretenders II - Pretenders, 1981
no info Best of Louie Louie, Vol. 1, Various Artists (10 versions), 1983
no info Everything Went Black, Black Flag, 1983
no info First Four Years, Black Flag, 1984
no info All Seasons, Beach Boys, 1984
info Kent Stop Dancing, Various Artists (Kingsmen), 1984
no info Louie Louie, Kingsmen, 1986
no info Who's Got the 101/2?, Black Flag, 1986
no info Legend of Otis Redding, Otis Redding, 1986
no info Wasted...Again, Black Flag, 1987
no info Louie Louie, Black Flag, 1987
no info That Scratchy Guitar from Memphis, Travis Wammack, 1987
no info Louie, Louie, Kingsmen, 1988
no info Project, Stanley Clarke, 1988
no info Metallic 2xK.O., Stooges, 1988
no info And Cajun Brew, Michael Doucet, 1988
no info Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, Ike and Tina Turner, 1988
no info Best of the Kingsmen, Kingsmen, 1989
info Golden Oldies, Vol. 4, Various Artists (KIngsmen), 1989
no info Lone Star Kind of Day, Johnny Winter, 1990
no info Legend of Paul Paul Revere Revere and the Raiders, 1990
no info Surfer Girl/Shut Down, Vol. 2, Beach Boys, 1990
no info Reckless Precision, Tuck Andress, 1990
no info China Beach - Music from the TV Series, Beat Street Band, 1991
no info 20 Greats, Kingsmen, 1991
no info Possession, Sisters of Mercy, 1991
no info Louie Louie and More, Kingsmen, 1991
no info Unmitigated Audacity, Frank Zappa, 1991
no info My Attitude, Steve Plunkett, 1991
no info Phalanx, Australian Crawl, 1992
no info Scepter Records Story, Various Artists, 1992
no info Live and Unreleased, Kingsmen, 1992
no info Really Eclectic String Quartet, Really Eclectic String Quartet, 1992
no info Johnny Otis Presents, Johnny Otis, 1993
no info Lethal Weapon, Louie Rankin, 1993
no info Wayne's World 2 Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1993
no info American Caesar, Iggy Pop, 1993
no info All the Aces, Motorhead, 1993
no info Best of Rhythm and Blues, Big Joe Turner, 1993
no info Flashback, Joan Jett, 1994
no info Reggae - Classics Songs in a Reggae Groove, Various Artists, 1994
no info Best and Kollektable, Kinks, 1994
no info Inna Reggae Stylee - Classic Songs in a Reggae Groove, Various Artists, 1994
no info Early Years, Kinks(1994
no info Introducing, Night Rangers, 1995
no info Tales from the Rhino 2, Various Artists, 1995
no info Essential Ride '63-'67, Paul Revere, 1995
no info Best of the Kingsmen, Kingsmen, 1995
no info Best of the Pyramids, Pyramids, 1995
info Garage Band Rock, Various Artists (Kingsmen), 1995
no info House Party 1964-66 - Rockin' Sounds from Boston's South Shore, Bourbons, 1996
no info Golden Hits, Vols. 1-3, Jan and Dean, 1996
no info Cult of Surfing, Various Artists, 1996
no info Best of Herb Gross and the Invictas, Invictas, 1996
no info Command Performance/Live in Person, Jan and Dean, 1996
no info Marsadees, Marsadees, 1997
no info Volume One, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, 1997
no info Hi & Easy, Various Artists (Bill Black Combo), 1997
no info Anthology, Swingin' Medallions, 1997
no info Fabulous Ventures/Ventures a Go-Go, Ventures, 1997
no info Long Years in Space, Neighb'rhood Childr'n, 1997
no info Very Best of Toots and the Maytals, Toots and the Maytals, 1997
info This Is...Son of Cult Fiction, Various Artists (Kingsmen), 1997
no info Stone Dead Forever - Motorhead , 1997
no info In Person!, Flamin' Groovies, 1997
no info Play Guitar with the Ventures, Vols. 1-4 and 7, Ventures, 1998
no info Greatest Hits, Kingsmen, 1998
no info Take No Prisoners, Motorhead, 1998
info Frat Rock! Box, Various Artists (Kingsmen), 1998
no info Kink-Size/Kinkdom, Kinks, 19??
no info Best of Louie Louie, Vol. 2, Various Artists (10 versions), 19??
no info Surf Party, Surfaris, 19??
no info Louie Louie/Greatest Hits, Kingsmen, 19??
no info Vegas Go Go, Sentinels, 19??
no info Good Morning, Vietnam Soundtrack, Various Artists, 19??
info Chartbusters USA, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Kingsmen), 2004
info Blowing the Fuse: 31 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1957, Various Artists (Richard Berry), 2006
info You Heard It Here First!, Various Artists (Richard Berry & The Pharoahs), 2008


Written in April 1956. First recorded by Richard Berry and The Pharaohs in April 1956. First released by Richard Berry and The Pharaohs on FLIP records as the B-side of 'You Are My Sunshine' in April 1957.

First local hit version, in Seattle, by Rockin' Robin Roberts. Biggest hit version by the Kingsmen in 1963.

For a much more comprehensive list of recorded covers see the web site Louie-ography. For more Louie Louie related information see the The Louie Louie Page.