Louie Louie: The Very Best of The Kingsmen

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
When the Kingsmen's ragged, stumbling and accidentally brilliant version of Richard Berry's "Louie Louie" broke out as a national hit in 1964, it created a three-chord stomping template for garage and frat bands everywhere, and the Kingsmen themselves never abandoned the organ-driven R&B approach that spawned the song, working the formula into other hits like "Jolly Green Giant" and the huge, crushing "Killer Joe." This set collects the essential tracks and tosses in a few instrumentals, as well. A few of the cuts are supposedly done live in concert, but one can never be sure with the Kingsmen, since the group's early albums would frequently have dubbed in audience ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
When the Kingsmen's ragged, stumbling and accidentally brilliant version of Richard Berry's "Louie Louie" broke out as a national hit in 1964, it created a three-chord stomping template for garage and frat bands everywhere, and the Kingsmen themselves never abandoned the organ-driven R&B approach that spawned the song, working the formula into other hits like "Jolly Green Giant" and the huge, crushing "Killer Joe." This set collects the essential tracks and tosses in a few instrumentals, as well. A few of the cuts are supposedly done live in concert, but one can never be sure with the Kingsmen, since the group's early albums would frequently have dubbed in audience noise added to studio performances. Not that it matters much with a group this immediate and raw -- the Kingsmen hardly needed audience noise, real or not, to sound exciting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2000
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431562826
  • Catalog Number: 5628
  • Sales rank: 15,636

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Louie, Louie (2:45)
  2. 2 Money (That's What I Want) (2:19)
  3. 3 Jolly Green Giant (1:59)
  4. 4 Little Latin Lupe Lu (2:27)
  5. 5 Death of an Angel (2:33)
  6. 6 Annie Fannie (2:05)
  7. 7 The Climb (2:32)
  8. 8 Killer Joe (2:15)
  9. 9 Little Sally Tease (2:55)
  10. 10 Don't You Just Know It (2:57)
  11. 11 That's Cool, That's Trash (2:14)
  12. 12 Long Green (2:39)
  13. 13 Shout (2:26)
  14. 14 Mashed Potatoes (2:33)
  15. 15 Little Green Thing (1:59)
  16. 16 Shake a Tail Feather (2:14)
  17. 17 Mustang Sally (2:24)
  18. 18 I Like It Like That (1:57)
  19. 19 Twist and Shout (3:00)
  20. 20 Do You Love Me (2:39)
  21. 21 New Orleans (2:26)
  22. 22 Fever (3:05)
  23. 23 Gimme Some Lovin' (3:02)
  24. 24 Tall Cool One (2:38)
  25. 25 Long Tall Texan (2:47)
  26. 26 Night Train (2:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Kingsmen Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Chris Kenner Composer
Bill Medley Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Steve Barri Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Phil Medley Composer
Bonny "Mack" Rice Composer
Sir Mack Rice Composer
Phil Sloan Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Henry Strzelecki Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
John Davenport Composer
Mark Marymont Liner Notes
Bert Russell Composer
Eddie Cooley Composer
Janie Bradford Composer
Joseph Royster Composer
Frank Guida Composer
Donald Woods Composer
Doris Woods Composer
Dave Lewis Composer
Dangel Composer
Alvin Hankerson Composer
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