Louie Louie: The Very Best of The Kingsmen

Louie Louie: The Very Best of The Kingsmen

by The Kingsmen
     
 

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 thatSee more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2000
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431562826
catalogNumber:
5628
Rank:
69851

Tracks

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

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kingsmen   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chris Kenner   Composer
Bill Medley   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Steve Barri   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
Bonny "Mack" Rice   Composer
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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