KINGSMEN [II], The

Gallucci, Ely, Easton,Mitchell, & Nordby -- The Kingsmen @ Seaside, OR, 1963 - photo by Dino Rossi

Homebase: Portland, OR.
Stats: 1957-present
Misc Notes:

ORIGINAL MEMBERS:
Jack Ely (vocals / guitar) [d. 2015]
Mike Mitchell (guitar)
Bob Nordby (bass)
Don Gallucci (keyboards)
Lynn Easton (drums) [d.2020]

SECOND LINEUP (December 1963):
Lynn Easton (vocals / sax)
Mike Mitchell (guitar)
Don Gallucci (keyboards)
Norm Sundholm (bass)
Gary Abbott (drums) [d. 2015]

THIRD LINEUP (January 1964...):
Lynn Easton (vocals / sax)
Mike Mitchell (guitar)
Norm Sundholm (bass)
Barry Curtis (keyboards)
Dick Peterson (drums)

LATER MEMBERS:
Jeff Beals ~ Saxophone (d. )
Pete Borg ~ Bass (d. )
Freddy Dennis ~ Bass
Steve Friedson ~ Keyboards
Kerry Magness ~ Bass
Todd McPherson ~ Bass
Dennis Mitchell ~ Guitar
Kim Nicklaus ~ Keyboards
Andy Parypa ~ Bass
Steve Peterson ~ Drums
J.C. Reick ~ Keyboards (d. )
Turley Richards ~ Guitar
Marc Willett ~ Bass

"THE KINGSMEN: PORTLAND's ROCK ROYALTY"
by Peter Blecha

Ely, Nordby, Easton & Mitchell - photo courtesy of Jack Ely

“LOUIE, LOUIE" BY THE KINGSMEN – the undisputed garage-rock hit of all time – was still charting nationwide that first week in February 1964 when the Beatles landed at Kennedy Airport. Although the Beatles were spearheading a major British Invasion of America’s radio airwaves, the Kingsmen successfully held their own. Between 1963 and 1967, at least eleven of the Kingsmen’s singles and five of their LPs scaled Billboard magazine’s charts. These discs were a non-stop series of some of the loudest and rawest rockin’ radio hits ever. The Kingsmen emerged from their Portland, Oregon garage in 1959, around the same time that the world was first being introduced to the developing Northwest Rock Sound.  The Seattle/Tacoma based combos: the Wailers, the Frantics, Little Bill and the Bluenotes, and the Ventures each scored on the national charts with their early releases.

Ely, Easton, Nordby & Mitchell - photo courtesy of Jack Ely.

500w-ely-kingsmenThe Kingsmen originally formed as a 4-piece unit: Jack Ely (vocals / guitar); Mike Mitchell (guitar); Bob Nordby (bass); and Lynn Easton (drums). They performed popular standards, Top-40 tunes, and their favorite raunchy R&B songs at local supermarket grand openings and school sock-hops.In the fall of ’62, the Kingsmen lured Don Gallucci (keyboards) away from another Portland band, the Royal Notes. Just prior to this Ely acquired a copy of “Louie, Louie” by the Wailers (Etiquette #1) – a cover of Richard Berry’s 1956 underground R&B hit. This version featured the Wailers’ raving vocalist, Rockin’ Robin Roberts (along with his patented “yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah’s…”), and it raced up the charts in 1961 on KJR, Seattle’s then-mighty Top-40 / rock ‘n’ roll radio station. That achievement and the disc’s five-digit sales figures offered simple statistical evidence of the Pacific Northwest region’s undying fondness for the song. It also bolstered the local tradition for rockin’ combos to feature the song nightly at dances.

The Kingsmen adopted it and began employing the song as an extended showstopper finale. When a local disc jockey, Ken Chase, hired the Kingsmen to open his new teen club, The Chase, and noticed the young crowd’s wild reaction to “Louie, Louie,” he booked the band into a downtown Portland studio. “Louie, Louie, and an original instrumental number, “Haunted House,” were quickly cut in March, 1963, for thirty-eight legendary dollars. When DJs at Portland station KISN began broadcasting this “Louie, Louie,” Seattle record mogul, Jerry Dennon, took notice, signed the boys up, and released their debut single on his fledgling Jerden Records (#712) label.

Such was the early ‘60s Northwest teen-dance scene, that many of the working combos a shared a core canon of the same songs in their sets. So, it made perfect sense for a crosstown rival band, Paul Revere & the Raiders, to enter that very same studio, that very same week, in order to cut their own version of “Louie, Louie.” These two bands battled it out on Portland’s radio charts all through that summer.

The Kingsmen’s chaotic version with its manic lead guitar solo, insane cymbal crashes, generally slurred and unintelligible lyrics – as well as that famous fluffed third verse – rose to about the #20 slot. The Raiders’ good, though comparatively tame, sax-based rendition (Sande #101) went on to get them signed to the big-time Columbia Records (#4 - 42814) talent roster.  Easton, meanwhile, had been devising other schemes: he had secretly registered himself as the legal owner of the Kingsmen’s name – and he had also taken up the saxophone. Finally at a rehearsal session in late-August, he dropped his bombshell: Easton would now be taking over as their frontman/vocalist. Needless-to-say, the guys were stunned. It was, however, a bloodless coup as both Ely and Nordby opted to quit and Gary Abbott (drums) and Norm Sundholm (bass) were recruited from other local bands.

Only weeks later, Easton was phoned by some college students in the deep south who were curious about the garbled lyrics within “Louie, Louie” and they wondered whether it was true that they could be deciphered if the 45 rpm disc was slowed down to 33 1/3 rpm. The Kingsmen were initially humored by these outlandish rumors, but before long the news networks were filing reports from New Orleans, Florida, Michigan, and elsewhere about an American public nearly hysterical over the possible dangers of this record. When Boston radio DJ, Bernie “Woo Woo” Ginsburg, at WMEX caught wind that the Governor of Illinois was preparing to ban the song, he immediately set the tune into heavy rotation on his show. Ginsburg apparently reasoned that it might not appear proper if the song were to be outlawed in another area before staid ol’ Boston could have its chance.

"Louie Louie" gold records awarded - photo by Millie Bassey - courtesy of Ky Jennings

That’s when the New York-based R&B label, Wand Records, jumped in, reissued the disc, and 21,000 copies were sold that first week in Boston alone. As “Louie, Louie” began to saturate every radio market, a frenzy began building, the rumor mills were working overtime, and ugly record-burning incidents reportedly occurred.  A congressional subcommittee took an interest, the FBI paid the band a visit, and both Ely and Berry ended up being summoned by the FCC to make statements regarding the song’s lyrical content. “Louie, Louie” entered the Billboard charts in November ’63, charted for sixteen weeks (resting in the nation’s #1 position for two solid weeks), and would go on to sell probably 10 million copies worldwide.

The Kingsmen embarked in late-December on a whirlwind three-week tour for the powerful William Morris Agency. Soon after returning home, Abbott was replaced by Dick Peterson and Barry Curtis joined because Gallucci was still stuck in high school and wasn’t free to tour. By the spring of ’64 various concert promoters were urging Ely to form his own Kingsmen because Easton’s crew was experiencing a bit of trouble on the road: people had begun to question whether Easton’s was the same voice as the hit record. Jack Ely and his brand-new Kingsmen began booking shows but eventually the two groups would end up facing off in court. A settlement was reached: Ely would desist from making further bookings as the “Kingsmen,” but any subsequent pressings of “Louie, Louie” would have to specifically credit “Jack Ely” as the vocalist – and Easton was barred from lip-syncing to Ely’s original vocals during TV appearances.

In March 1964 the Kingsmen’s second single, a cover of Barrett Strong’s 1960 Top-40 smash, “Money,” (Wand #150) was released, and it charted for 11 weeks. The Kingsmen began four years of endless concerts, road tours, dances, and appearances on all of the teen-set’s TV shows: Hullaballoo, Shivaree, Shebang, Where The Action Is, and others.  They also performed the title track and tough rocker, “Give Her Lovin’,”(Wand #189) in what was perhaps the zaniest of Annette’s surfin’ flicks, How To Stuff A Wild Bikini.(Wand #671 Soundtrack).

In January 1965 the Kingsmen’s fifth single, “The Jolly Green Giant” (Wand #172) – a novelty tune based on a well-known frozen vegetable company’s popular animated trademark character – sparked another mild controversy. “The Jolly Green Giant,” boosted by all the attending “bad” publicity, charted for 12 weeks, peaked at the nation’s #4 slot, and became the Kingsmen’s second best-seller. That disc’s flipside, “Long Green,” became a regional standard that was covered by numerous Northwest bands and, in fact, Jimmy “Sugar Shack” Gilmer & the Fireballs even scored a minor national hit version of it later in 1969.

Don & the Goodtimes – Gallucci’s newly formed band – burst out in ’65 with a scorching original, “Little Sally Tease,”(Jerden #762/Dunhill #4008) a song that the Kingsmen promptly covered with a full-blown studio effort (Wand #1127). “Little Latin Lupe Lu” (Wand #157 1964), “Death Of An Angel” (Wand #164 1964), one of the band’s contributions to the dance-craze-of-the-week fad, “The Climb (Wand #183 1965), and other hits kept the Kingsmen charting regularly through November 1967.

The Kingsmen experienced further personnel changes, brought in new producers, and booked recording sessions in Hollywood. By this time, the era’s psychedelic influences began to shade some of their recordings: "Just Before The Break Of Day" (Wand #1164), “I Guess I Was Dreaming"  (Wand # 1180). These final Wand label releases were, perhaps, just a little too experimental and did not met with the same massive commercial success that the band’s previous teen-R&B outings had. The Kingsmen finally abdicated their throne in 1968 and went into a self-imposed musical exile.

Meanwhile, “Louie, Louie” – the song that couldn’t be stopped – had made a remarkable re-entry onto the Billboard charts for a couple of weeks back in mid-1966, and then Jack Ely & the Courtmen, now signed to New York’s Bang Records, released spirited rewrites such as “Louie, Louie ‘66” (Bang - 520) and “Love That Louie.” (RCA 47 - 8452) The phenomenal impact of the Kingsmen’s classic cut remains undiminished and its legend grows.

In the 1978 movie Animal House, the late John Belushi gave a memorable performance leading a debauched frat-house party in a hilarious slurred sing-a-long with the Kingsmen’s record. Then, in 1979, the British mod group, the Who, also paid tribute by including the Kingsmen’s “Louie, Louie” in the soundtrack to their film, Quadrophenia (MCA2 - 10004 / Polydor PD - 2 - 6235).

Today, the Kingsmen are back at what they have long been renowned for: raucous live performances at dances throughout the Greater Northwest and beyond. The band’s recent “Louie, Louie” video has been airing on MTV, and there is currently a grassroots movement underway to have “Louie, Louie” declared the official Washington State Song.

The Kingsmen – a teen combo that began their reign banging out truly basic three-chord tunes steeped in the strong R&B elements of the Pacific Northwest’s school of rock ‘n’ roll – may for all eternity be pegged as the prime example of that wonderfully crude, supremely sloppy, sixties garage band sound that many of us still hold near and dear.

And that’s one hell of a high honor.

[NOTE: This is a slightly edited version of the original liner notes to Rhino Records' The Best of The Kingsmen, Featuring “Louie Louie” 1988 LP (RNLP 126) and 1991 CD [Rhino 2 70745]. It was named as one of the "25 Best Liner Notes" ever by Dave Marsh in his 1994 book, The New Book of Rock Lists. In addition, Bruce Eder wrote in the All Music Guide that: "The Best Of The Kingsmen was the album that helped restore the group to modern record collections...and Peter Blecha's essay is still the definitive account of the band's history." Thanks guys!]

Text copyright 1988, 1991, 2014, Peter Blecha

The Kingsmen circa 1982 - photo courtesy of Monte von Struck

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LOCATION: Portland, OR.
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Jack Ely [guitar, vocal]; Don Gallucci [keyboard]; Mike Mitchell [Fender Stratocaster guitar]; Bob Nordby [bass], Lynn Easton [drums]
RECORDING STUDIO: Northwestern Inc.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bob Lindahl

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

  • The original April 1963, 300-unit pressing of  "Louie, Louie" / "Haunted Castle"  on Jerden had this stamper code:  JERDEN #30 / JERDEN #31.
  • Soon after came the Monarch Pressing discs that had this stamper code: ^47668 / ^47669 - X
  • Later legit (and/or bootleg pressings) had this matrix code: JD 30  / JD 31

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^47668
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^47669
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Lynn Easton
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES: In the wake of the late-1963 national breakout of "Louie, Louie" Jerden was plagued by bootlegged copies of their original 45. The fraudulent discs, however, are not exact reproductions of the originals, having different physical characteristics and stamper codes. While it is not known who was behind these reproductions, it seems likely the bootleggers - and their pressing plants - were active on both coasts as well as the mid west.

The Kingsmen's original recording of  of "Louie, Louie"  has been issued on numerous "45 rpm oldies" labels. In 1978 both tracks were also reissued on pink wax on a replica Jerden 45 label.*

"Louie, Louie" Reissues on albums:
"Louie, Louie" has been included on countless albums including the following:

1.) 1964. Side One, track #1 The Kingsmen In Person (Lynn Easton - vocas?) Wand #164).

2.) 1964.  Side Two, track #1 on The Original Great Northwest Hits - Volume 1 (Jerden JRL - 7001 / JRL - 7001 - S)

3.) 1966. Side one track #1 on The Kingsmen's Greatest Hits (Wand 681)

4.) 1966. Side ? track #? on The Greatest On Stage (Wand 661)

5.) 1967. Side B track #1 on The Groups Are The Greatest and the Greatest Of The Groups (Scepter LP 518)

6.) 1972. Side A track #1 on The Best Of The Kingsmen. (Scepter Citation Series CTN 18002).

7.) 1973. Side B, track #8 on the 2-disc compilation set Dick Clark 20 Years Of Rock N' Roll (Buddah Records BDS - 5133 - 2)

8.) 1976. Side One, track #6 on The History Of Northwest Rock Volume I, The Great Northwest Music Company   (GNW 4003)

9.) 1982. Side one track #1 on Kingsmen's Greatest Hits (Piccadilly 3348)

10.) 1983.  Side Two, track #1 on The Best Of Louie, Louie Rhino Records (RNEP 605)

11.) 1988. Side One, Track #1 Golden Nuggets, Vol. 8 - The Northwest Rhino Records, Inc.( RNLP 70032).

12.) ???? Side two track #5 on Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay (Gusto GT -0065)

13.) 1991. Side one track #1 on The Best Of The Kingsmen ( Rhino Records RNLP 126)

1. Louie, Louie (Richard Berry)
2. The Waiting (D. Gallucci - L. Easton)
3. Mojo Workout (Julian Bright)
4. Fever (Lieber & Stoller
5. Money (Berry Gordy & Janie Bradford)
6. Bent Scepter (D. Gallucci)

2-1. Long Tall Texan (H. Strezlechi)
2. You Can't Sit Down (D. Clark & C. Muddrow)
3. Twist & Shout (P. Medley & B. Russell)
4. J.A.J. (Dave Lewis)
5. Night Train (J. Forrest - O. Washington - L.C. Simpkins)
6. Mashed Potatoes (Dessie Rozier)

LOCATION: Portland, OR
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Recorded live at The Chase (teen dance club)
RECORDING ENGINEER: Stanley Greenberg (the son of label owner, Florence Greenberg) was a blind audio engineer who reportedly enhanced various Kingsmen recordings with added "live" sounds.

FORMAT: disc
SIZE:12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOtes: Issued in mono and stereo discs as well as reel to reel tape (blue "cover"  4 track  3 3/4 IPS stereo General Recorded Tape, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA) formats.

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Lynn Easton
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B-SIDE COMPOSER:Lynn Easton
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"Jolly Green Giant" Album Reissues:
1) 1976. Side One, track #7 on compilation LP The History Of Northwest Rock Volume I  (The Great Northwest Music Co., GNW 4003)

2.) 1972. Side B track #1 on LP The Best Of The Kingsmen (Scepter Records Citation Series CTN 18002).

3.) 1991. Side one track #5 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126)

"Long Green" Album Reissues:
1.) 1991. Side two track #2 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126)

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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"Little Latin Lupe Lu" album reissues:
1.) 1991. Side One track #3 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126)

"David's Mood" album reissues:
1. ) ???? Side B, Track 1 on compilation lp The Greatest On Stage (Wand LP - 661)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Phil Medley
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dave Lewis
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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"Money" Album Reissues:
1.)1967. Side B Track #2 on compilation lp The Groups Are The Greatest And The Greatest Of The Groups. (Sceptor Records LP-518).

2.) ???? Side B, Track #2 on compilation lp Greatest On Stage (Wand LP-661).

3.) 1991. Side A track #2 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP  126)

"Bent Scepter" Album Reissues:
1.) 1967. "Bent Scepter" Side B Track #3 on compilation lp The Groups Are The Greatest And The Greatest Of The Groups. (Scepter Records LP-518)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Barry Gordy - Janie Bradford
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: D. Gallucci
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MISC NOTES: National release of Jerden #712.

LOCATION: Portland, OR
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Jack Ely (vocals / guitar); Mike Mitchell [guitar], Don Gallucci [keyboard]; Bob Norby [bass]; Lynn Easton (drums),
RECORDING STUDIO: Northwestern, Inc.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bob Nordahl

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: Initial Wand pressings were done at Bell Sound in New Jersey.  They feature  hand-inscribed stamper codes  ^49965  /  ^49965 - X, plus a tiny Bell Sound logo.

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B promo disc, Four quadrant label design. Upper left and lower right black. Gold WAND centered above spindle hole. Other numerals and lettering black. Upper right lower left sections white with black numerals and lettering. DJ COPY NOT FOR SALE upper right of spindle hole. Song titles above band name. Right edge aligned.*

2.) A - B retail disc. Four quadrant label design. Upper left and lower right black. Gold WAND  centered above spindle hole. Gold "stars." Other numerals and lettering white. Upper right and lower left white. Numerals and lettering red. Song titles centered above artist name.

3.) A - B retail disc. Two section Wand "album-style" label: Section above spindle hole features black background with WAND in gold. Other numerals and lettering white. Lower section white with red numerals and lettering. Song titles not centered over  band name. Song titles and band name right side aligned.

4.) A - B retail disc. Four quadrant label design. Upper and lower right black. Gold WAND above spindle hole. Other numerals and lettering white. Upper right and lower left white. Numerals and lettering red. Song titles and artist name right edge aligned.

5.) A - B retail disc. Four quadrant label design. Upper left and lower right black.Gold WAND centered above spindle hole. Gold "stars". Upper right and lower left white  Red numerals and lettering. LOUIE, LOUIE - 64 - 65 - 66....  "Lead vocal by Jack Ely"

[HEAR IT HERE] "Louie Louie"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2q0nlIacSs

[HEAR IT HERE] "Haunted Castle"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyljWJC0iCA

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues:
1.) See Jerden #113

1.) [196?] Side Two, Track #1 on compilation lp The Original Great Northwest Hits - Volume 1 (Jerden JRL - 7001 / JRL - 7001 - S)

2.)1967. Side B Track #1 on compilation lp The Groups Are The Greatest And The Greatest Of The Groups. (Sceptor Records LP 518)

3.) [196?] On compilation lp Greatest On Stage (Wand LP-661)

4.) 1972. Side A track #1 on lp The Best Of The Kingsmen.(Sceptor Records Citation Series CTN 28002)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) Inf. Not Avail.
2.) Wand - 143A  (50083) (etched wax) [small illegible stamping]
3.) Wand - 143A (50083) (etched wax) [small illegible stamping]
4.) WAND 143A (50083) (etched wax) [ small illegible stamping] 50083 (label)
5.) 50083 - 1J     W-143A (stamped wax); 50083 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) Inf. Not Avail.
2.) ^49965 (October/November, 1963)
3.) None
4.) None
5.) None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) Inf Not Avail.
2.) Wand - 143B (50084) (etched wax) [small illegible stamping]
3.) Wand -143B (50084) (etched wax) [small illegible stamping]
4.) WAND 143B (50084) (etched wax) [small illegible stamping]; 50084 (label)
5.) 50084 - 1J    W-143B  (stamped wax); 50084 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) Inf. Not Avail.
2.) ^49965 - X (October/November, 1963)
3.) None
4.) None
5.) None
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Lynn Easton
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Sticker on lp jacket = "Featuring Death Of An Angel"

SIDE 1
1. Kingsmen Introduction
2. Little Latin Lupe Lu
3. Long Green
4. Do You Love Me
5. New Orleans
6. Walking The Dog
7. David's Mood

SIDE 2:
1. Something's Got A Hold On Me
2. Come On Baby, Let The Good Times Roll
3. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
4. Great Balls Of Fire
5. Linda Lou
6, Death Of An Angel

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Lynn,  Norm, Mike, Barry Dick
RECORDING STUDIO:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Released in stereo and mono formats.

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MISC NOTES: 4-song Extended Play.

LOCATION: Portland / Seattle
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Northwesren Inc. / Audio Recording, Inc.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bob Lindahl / Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: Cardboard graphic sleeve with liner notes.

A-SIDE MATRIX: I.EP.1023-A
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B-SIDE MATRIX: I.EP.1023-B
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MISC NOTES:

This was the South African release of the Kingsmen single.

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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MISC NOTES: Alternative  B-side to Wand #143

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL: "Louie, Louie" Lead vocal by Jack Ely
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues: 
1.) See Jerden #113

A-SIDE MATRIX: 50083 - 1    W-143A (stamped wax); 50083 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: 50490 (etched wax); 50490 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dave Lewis
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Flomar Music (BMI)

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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"Searching For Love "[HEAR IT HERE...]

"Death Of An Angel" album reissues:
1.) 1991. Side one track #4 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126)

MISC NOTES:

This lp released in mono and stereo formats

1-1.Annie Fanny (Lynn Easton)
2. Rosalie (Robin Roberts)
3. A Hard Day's Night (J. Lennon - P. McCartney)
4. I Like It Like That (C. Kenner - A. Toussaint)
5. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
6. Little Green Thing (Dave Lewis)

2-1. The Climb (Lynn Easton)
2. Sticks And Stones (Ray Charles)
3. Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini)
4. Sometimes (G. Thomasson)
5. Shotgun (A. Dewalt)
6. Genevieve

LOCATION:Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Lynn Easton, vocals, saxophone - Mike Mitchell, vocals, lead guitar - Barry Curtis, organ - Norm Sundholm, bass - Dick Peterson, drums.
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Known Label Variations:
1.) A - B retail disc. Red numerals and lettering on black and white label background.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 50519 - 1107A (etched wax); 50519 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) None
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Mangiagli
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Screen - Gems Columbia (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 50520 - 1107B (etched wax); 50520 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) None
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Art Wayne - Hugh McCracken
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Flomar Music, Inc. (BMI) Burdette-Sharrow

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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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"Annie Fanny" Album Reissues:
1.) 1991. Side one track #7 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126)

"Give Her Lovin' " Album Reissues:
1.) 1991. Side two track #1 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Lynn Easton
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B-SIDE COMPOSER:Lynn Easton
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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"The Climb "Album Reissues:
1.) 1991. Side one track #6 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126).

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Lynn Easton
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Don Gallucci and Lynn Easton
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: Mono 4 song EP with picture sleeve.

A-SIDE MATRIX: 1023-A
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B-SIDE MATRIX: 1023-B
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MISC NOTES:"Beach Parrty" movie soundtrack featuring various artists.  Some record sleeves issued with yellow sticker across the top front: "The KINGSMEN In Their First Motion Picture Soundtrack Album"

B-5. Give Her Lovin' (Lynn Easton)
6. How To Stuff A Wild Bikini Guy Hemrick & Jerry Styner)

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SIZE:12"
SPEED:33 1/3 rpm
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A-1. Jolly Green Giant (Lynn /Easwton)
2. Over You (Toussaint - Orange)
3. That's Cool, That's Trash (P. Sloan - S. Berri)
4. Don't You Just Know It (H. Smith & J. Vincent)
5. I Go Crazy  (Lee Allman)
6. La-Do-Dada (Hawkins & Lewis)

B-1. Long Green  (Lynn Easton)
2, Mother In Law (Allen Toussaint)
3, Shout (Isley Bros.)
4. Searching For Love (Wayne Gust)
5. Tall  Cool One (R. Dangel - K. Morrill & J. Greek)
6. Comin' Home Baby (B. Tucker & R. Dorough)

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:Lynnn Easton,  Mike Mitchell, Dick Peterson, Barry Curtis
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

FORMAT:disc
SIZE:12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 srpm
DISC NOTES: Released in stereo and mono formats. "Stereo" noted on front lp jacket.

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1. Trouble (A. Resnick - J. Levine)
2. If I Needed Someone ( G. Harrison)
3. Grass Is Green (D. Peterson - M. Mitchell)
4. Tossin' And Turnin' (R. Adams - N. Rene)
5, Under My Thumb (M. Jagger - K. Richard)
6. Wild Thing (Chip Taylor)
7. (I Have Found) Another Girl (M. Mitchell - D. Peterson)

2-1. Daytime Shadows (L. Easton - P. Tannen - M. Wildey)
2. Shake A Tail Feather (Andrew Williams - Verlie Rice)
3. Children's Caretaker (Dick Peterson)
4. Land Of A Thousand Dances ((C. Kenner - Fats Domino)
5. Mustang Sally (Bonny Rice)
6. Little Sally Tease (Jim Valley)
7. Hush-A-Bye (D. Paymus - M. Sherman)

 

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE:12"
SPEED 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Released in  mono and stereo formats.

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B-side song, "The Krunch" was commissioned as a jingle for a corporate potato-chip ad campaign.

This was the sole Kingsmen 45 to be issued in the U.S.  with a picture sleeve.

LOCATION: NYC
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Lynn Easton (vocals) (d. 2020); Mike Mitchell (guitar); Kerry Magness (bass); J.C. Rieck (organ) (d. ); Dick Peterson (drums).

Kingsmen personnel in transition during this period. Front sleeve musicians not all the same as those shown on back sleeve.

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Wand logo on labels is entirely different graphic design than any other Wand release.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Lynn Easton
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Lynn Easton
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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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Side One Track #2 compilation lp The Hitmakers

COMPOSER: Lynn Easton
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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A-SIDE COMPOSER:A. Toussaint
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B-SIDE COMPOSER:R. Dangel - J. Ormsby - K. Morrill
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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A-SIDE COMPOSER:Barry Curtis - Dick Peterson
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Curt Bartholemew - Nicholas Richardson
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
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A-SIDE COMPOSER:Dick Petersen
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B-SIDE COMPOSER:Joe Levine - Arthur Resnick
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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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Side One Track #1 compilation lp The Hitmakers

COMPOSER: P. Medley - B. Russell
PUBLISHER:

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Lp  released in mono and stereo formats

1-1. Twist And Shout (P. Medley - P. Russell)
3. Money (B. Gordy)
4. Jenny Take A Ride (C.C. Rider)  (B. Crewe- E. Johnston - R. Tenninan)
5. Do You Love Me (Berry Gordy)
6. Ooo Poo Pah Do0 (Jessie Hill)
7. Shout (Isley Brothers)
8. New Orleans (F. Guida - J. Royster)
9. Fever (E. Davenport - E. Coley)

2-1. Killer Joe (Russell - Elgin - Medley)
2. Good Lovin' (A. Resnick - R. Clark)
3. Quarter To Three ( F. Guida - G. Barge - J. Royster - G. Anderson)
4. Poison Ivy (J. Leiber - M. Stoller)
5. Searchin' (J. Leiber - M. Stoller)
6. Hang On Sloopy (Russell - W. Farrell)
7. Satisfaction (Jagger - Richard)

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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:12"
SPEED:33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^9154
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B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^9154-X
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B promo disc. Four quadrants. Two black. Two white. WAND in gold above spindle hole. All other numerals and lettering black. DJ COPY NOT FOR SALE above disc # upper right of spindle hole.

2.) A - B retail disc. Four quadrants. Two black. Two white. WAND in gold above spindle hole. All other numerals and lettering red.

"Killer Joe" Album Reissues"
1.) 1991. Side two track #5 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 50490 - 1E (etched wax); 50490 (label)
2.) 50490 -  1E (etched wax); 50490 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Dave Lewis
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette/Flomar Music, Inc. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 50552 - 1F (etched wax); 50552 (label) FOR THE LOVE OF M.J.S.              SS
2.) 50552 - 1F (etched wax); 50552 (label) FOR THE LOVE OF M.J.S.              SS
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Bert Russell - Bob Elgin - Phil Medley
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Robert Mellin, Inc. White Castle Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

1-1. Louie Louie (Lead Vocal By Jack Ely)
(Richard Berry)
2.Jolly Green Giant
(Lynn Easton)
3. Long Green
(Lynn Easton)
4. Little Latin Lupe Lu
(Phil Medley)
5. The Climb
(Lynn Easton)
6. Annie Fannie
(Lynn Easton)
7. Money
(B. Gordy - J. Bradford)

2-1. Killer Joe
(Russell - Elgin - Medley)
2. Something's Got A Hold On Me
(Woods - James - Kirkland)
3, A Hard Day's Night
(Lennon - McCartney)
4. Mother-In-Law
(Allen Toussaint)
5. Don't Say No
(Bartholomew - Richardson)
6. David's Mood
(Dave Lewis)
7. Death Of An Angel
(Donald Woods)

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SIZE:12"
SPEED:33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Lp released in mono and stereo formats.

A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^10598

B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^10598

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LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Jack Ely, Mike Mitchell, Bob Nordby, Don Gallucci, Lynn Easton.
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: Label Credits: "Lead vocal by Jack Ely"

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Berry
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B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Lynn Easton
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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"Trouble" Album Reissues:
1.) 1991. Side two track #7 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:A. Resnick - J. Levine
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B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:L. Easton - P. Tannen - M. Wildey
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B promo disc. Black numerals and lettering on black and white label background. DJ COPY NOT FOR SALE

2.) A - B retail disc. Red numerals and lettering on black and white label background.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 50626 - 1A (etched wax); 50626 (label)
2.) 50626 - 1E (etched wax); 50626 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) None
2.) None
A-SIDE COMPOSER:George Harrison
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Macien Pub., (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 50627 - 1B (etched wax); 50627 (label)
2.) 50627 - 1F (etched wax); 50627 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) None
2.) None
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Dick Peterson - Mike Mitchell
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Sharrow Music Flomar Music, Inc. Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

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SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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"Little Sally Tease" Album Reissues:
1.) 1991. Side two track #6 on The Best Of The Kingsmen (Rhino Records RNLP 126).

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald L. Russ
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Jim Valley
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
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A-SIDE COMPOSER:Sonny Curtis
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B-SIDE MATRIX:
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Roger Tillison
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During the mid 1960s there were several groups across America that worked under  the name "The Kingsmen" -- including a moderately well-known gospel group.

There were also at least three 45 rpm "rock"  records released under the name "The Kingsmen" that were NOT the "Louie, Louie" Kingsmen..

During interviews Kingsmen members have mentioned that this particular disc on the Earth label  was released out of New York City during the band's heyday with the definite intention of fooling the record-buying public into thinking it was by the Portland group. As a result, the record is  documented here.

SEE ALSO:

1.) East/West (Records)

LOCATION: NYC
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Not the Northwest-based Kingsmen.
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: S. Feldman - P. Poor - J. Levine
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Levine - K. Resnick - H. Barkman
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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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Side 2, Track #7 on compilation lp Battle Of The Bands Volume 2

Initial release of this recording. Never issued in 45 rpm format.

"C. C. Rider" album reissues:
1.) 1980. Side 2, Track #5 on compilation lp  House Party (Piccadilly 3346 Seattle, WA
2.) 1981. Side 2, Track #5 on compilation lp The History Of Northwest Rock Volume III (The Great Northwest Music Co., GNW - 4009 Seattle, WA)

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1988. "I Guess I Was Dreaming" reissued on compilation lp Nuggets, Vol. 8 - The Northwest, Side Two Track # 6, Rhino Records, Inc. RNLP 70032.

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SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 srpm
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A-SIDE COMPOSER:Bell - Turnbull
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Weston - Rabbitt
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LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton ["Jolly Green Giant"]

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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[HEAR IT] "Louie Louie"
See Wand #143

[HEAR IT] "Haunted Castle"
See Wand #143

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues:
1.) See Jerden #113

1.)  Side Two, Track #1 on compilation lp The Original Great Northwest Hits - Volume 1 (Jerden JRL - 7001 / JRL - 7001 - S)

2.) 1976.Side One, Track #6 on compilation lp  The History of Northwest Rock - Vol. 1. (The Great Northwest Music Company GNW 4003)

3.) 1983. Side Two, Track #1 on compilation lp The Best Of Louie Louie (Rhino Records  RNEP 605).

4.) 1988. Side One, Track # 1 on compilation lap  Golden Nuggets, Vol. 8 - The Northwest  (Rhino RNLP 70032).

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Richard Berry
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B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Lynn Easton
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED:4 5 rpm
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A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: B. Gordy - J. Bradford
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Bill Medley
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MISC NOTES:

Premier  in the nascent Northwest rock  music scene set list for young bands during  the early 1960s was the smoothly flowing  instrumental  "J.A.J."  "J.A.J." was purportedly  penned by the godfather of Northwest rhythm  & blues / rock, piano player -  organist Dave Lewis.  The song was  named for an early Lewis guitarist, Jerry (Jive Ass Jerry) Allen.

As best as can be determined Lewis never recorded or released "J.A.J." on tape or disc. It was popularized , recorded  and issued  by Seattle's Dynamics. (See Seafair - Bolo # 45 - 730 & Seafair # 107).

The Kingsmen's  "J.A.J."  first appeared in 1964 as side 2, track #4 on their debut lp The Kingsmen In Person featuring Louie, Louie (Wand 657). That same year it was reissued on Side One, Track #2 of the compilation lp The Original Great Northwest Hits Volume Two (Jerden #7002). It never appeared in 45 rpm format.

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SIZE:12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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[HEAR IT HERE]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jTlrT-Di2g

COMPOSER: LEWIS

MISC NOTES: Lp jacket lists title as The Kingsmen

Side One
1. Busy Body (Johnson)
2. Willy Nilly
3. Peter Gunn (Mancini)
4. Rosalie (Roberts)
5. House Party

Side Two
1.Night Train (Simpson - Forrest - Washington)
2. Give Her Lovin' (Easton)
3. Fever (Davenport - Cooley)
4. Slow Down (Lennon - McCartney)
5. C.C. Rider (Willis)
6. Under My Thumb (Jagger - Richard)

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Label lists lp title as House Party

A-SIDE MATRIX: PIC - 3346 - A

B-SIDE MATRIX: PIC - 3346 - B

MISC NOTES:

Side One
1. Satisfaction
2. Searchin'
3. Hang On Sloopy
4. A Quarter To 3
5. Little Sally Tease

Side Two
1. Shake A Tail Feather
2. Childrens Caretaker
3. I Found Another Girl
4. Hush-A-By
5. Mustang Sally

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: PIC - 3329 - A

B-SIDE MATRIX: PIC - 3329 - B

MISC NOTES:

Featuring Little Annie Fannie and I Like It Like That

Side One
1. That's Cool, That's Trash (Lipkin - Sloan)
2. Ya Ya (Dorsey - Lewis - Robinson)
3. Over You (Fuller)
4. Searchin' For Love (Grist)
5.Tall Cool One (Dangel - Morrill - Greek)

Side Two
1. Little Green Thing (Lewis)
2. Lip Service (Johanson)
3. I Like It Like That (Kenner - Toussaint)
4. Shot Gun (DeWalt)
5. Little Annie Fanny (Easton)
6. Sticks And Stones (Charles)

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: PIC - 3330 - A

B-SIDE Matrix: PIC - 3330 - B

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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Lynn Easton
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Donald Woods
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[HEAR IT] "Louie Louie"
See Wand #143

[HEAR IT] "Haunted Castle"
See Wand #143

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues:
1.) See Jerden #113

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Lynn Easton
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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[HEAR IT]
See Wand #143

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues: 
1.) See Jerden #113

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

 

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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Artist name on disc - Kingsmen

[HEAR IT]
See Wand #143

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues:
1.) See Jerden #113

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:R. Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

 

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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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[HEAR IT]
See Wand #143

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues: 
1.) See Jerden #113

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A-SIDE COMPOSER:Richard Berry
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Flip Side: "High On A Hill" by SCOTT ENGLISH

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues:
1.) See Jerden #113

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SIZE:  7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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This disc may also have been re-issued as Collectables #2014

A-SIDE MATRIX: COL - 3014 - A (etched wax); COL 3014 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: Noine
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax  Music (BMI)

 

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Also issued in cassette tape format: PIC5 - 3348

Side One
1. Louie, Louie (R. Berry)
2. Money (B. Gordy - W. Robinson)
3, Little Latin Lupe Lu (B. Medley)
4. Death Of An Angel (D. Woods)
5. Long Green (L. Easton)
6. Jolly Green Giant (L. Easton - D. Harris - D. Terry)

Side Two
1. The Climb (L. Easton)
2. Little Sally Tease (J. Valley)
3, My Wife Can't Cook (J. Ross)
4. Little Green Thing (D. Lewis)
5. David's Mood (D. Lewis)
6. Annie Fannie (D. Fishe - A. Clyde)

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: PIC - 3348 - A

B-SIDE MATRIX: PIC - 3348 - B

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B side: "Shot Gun Slim" by DYKE & THE  BLAZERS

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Oldies But Goodies series

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues:
See Jerden #113

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"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues: 
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
GT4 - 2232     A (etched wax), G - 10823 (label)
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None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Not Listed
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Not Listed

B-SIDE MATRIX:
GT4 - 32232  B   1024 - 15 - GHU  (etched wax); G - 10824 (label
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None
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Not Listed
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Not Listed

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Subtitle on LP cover = Featuring "Louie, Louie".

Side One
1. Louie, Louie (R. Berry)
2. Money (Gordy - Bradford)
3. Little Latin Lupe Lu (P. Medley)
4. Death Of An Angel (D. Woods)
5. Jolly Green Giant (L. Easton)
6. The Climb (L. Easton)
7. Annie Fannie (L. Easton)

Side Two
1. Give Her Lovin' (L. Easton)
2. Long Green (L. Easton)
3. That's Cool, That's Trash (P.F. Sloan - S. Barry)
4. Genevieve
5. Killer Joe (Russell - Elgin - Medley)
6. Little Sally Tease (J. Valley)
7. Trouble (Resnick - Levine)

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: A&R and liner notes by Peter Blecha.

A-SIDE MATRIX: RNLP -126 - A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^9700

B-SIDE MATRIX: RNLP - 126 - B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^9700 - X

MISC NOTES: Never issued in 45 rpm format.

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Side two track #4 on The Best Of The Kingsmen LP.

COMPOSER: None Listed

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Never issued in 45 rpm format.

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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Side two track #3 on The Best Of The Kingsmen

COMPOSER: P.F. Sloan - S. Barry

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues:
See Jerden #113

A-SIDE MATRIX: COL - 04062 - A (etched wax); COL - 04062 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: EMI Longitude Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: COL - 04062 - B (ETCHED WAX); col - O4062 - b (LABEL)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: None
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Bill Medley
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Conrad Music & EMI Hastings Catalog Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Flipside: "Soldier Boy" by THE SHIRELLES

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax Music (BMI)

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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