Thanks for the understanding most of you have had for the loss of my partner. The situation was unexpected and has not been easy, but I am better. I have been very busy since, with the aftermath and work, so I really haven't had the time or desire to post here. But I do check occasionally and will try to update requested links when I get a chance. No idea when or if I'll get to new posts, but you never know. He did support this blog, so maybe I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Louie Louie- The State I'm In (1990) & Let's Get Started (1993) DOUBLE POST!!

I am relieved to feature an artist whom I have not had to do too much research on, thanks to the sleuthing skills of my dear friend Bomitoni over at Milk Carton Pop Stars, who previously featured Louie Louie HERE. In a nutshell, Louie Louie was Louie Cordero, a dancer who burst on the scene in 1984 as Madonna's love interest in the "Borderline" video. In 1987, he recorded his version of Jon St. James' track, "The Girl Who Seduced The World", to no fanfare. Luckily, he signed with CBS Records affiliate WTG in 1990 and had a top 20 hit, "Sittin' In The Lap Of Luxury," off of his debut album. His next single, "I Wanna Get Back With You" hit #69 on the Billboard Hot 100, but the next single, "Rodeo Clown", didn't chart. No other hits followed, and he moved on to Reprise Records. He got some help on his second album from heavyweights like Prince and George Michael, and ditched his straight up dance-pop sound for more R&B and house oriented fare, but the album and it's three singles, "The Thought Of It", "Brother Louie" and "Walk With Me", failed to generate much excitement, though the former was a minor hit in the UK. Most of us thought his story ended there. But he moved on once again to Interscope affiliate Trauma Records (home to Bush and No Doubt) and reinvented himself using his real name. Unfortunately this was an even bigger bomb, and I read that it was the worst selling album in Trauma Records' history, selling only a few hundred copies! Not to be discouraged, he created his own live 'revue' and thankfully continues to entertain in Las Vegas and abroad, as well as making an occasional trip to the recording studio. So look him up on your next trip to Vegas! (For a glimpse of Louie in action in Vegas, check THIS out.)

UPDATE: Thanks to the ever resourceful Rich at The Music Spectrum, I've discovered that Louie Louie independently released another album in 2002 entitled Dance Love Work, which is his mantra. It's a very funky ride. Go HERE to find out more and download it and his Louie Cordero album!

Video for Sittin' In The Lap Of Luxury

Video for the Spanish version of I Wanna Get Back With You

Download The State I'm In

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The State I'm In
2
Sittin' In The Lap Of Luxury
3
I Wanna Get Back With You
4
Mata Hari
5
Penny Lady
6
Stop Lookin' For Someone Else
7
Hurt Baby
8
Let Me Divorce You
9
I'm Sorry That It Happened To You
10
Variety Is The Spice Of Life
11
Rodeo Clown

Download Let's Get Started

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Let's Get Started
2
The Thought Of It
3
Walk With Me
4
Get Blue
5
Brother Louie
6
You're So R&B
7
Too Much Pressure
8
All I Do Is Toss & Turn
9
All In One Breath
10
Dance Unto The Rhythm
11
Aggression

7 comments:

  1. Let me divorce you was about my mother Gloria Jobe....

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    1. How do you know Louie Louie, that he would write a song about your mother?

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  2. Louie Louie has been dj-ing in Vegas under the name Party Man and he still performs in Vegas. He is involved with a event planning Vegas company called Everything Entertainment,

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  3. have you got his Louie Louie ‎– Dance Love Work 2002 cd? If so pls up it!

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