One year after Stu Phillips recorded a spectacularly soporific reading of “Tired of Waiting for You,” The Sandpipers released a similarly sluggish take on the garage rock classic, “Louie Louie” — it, too, makes me laugh:
“Louie Louie” The Sandpipers 1966
Were Stu Phillips and The Sandpipers part of a mid-60s “torp pop” trend?
What’s in a Name?
The Sandpipers, whose 1966 debut A&M 45, “Guantanamera” was a Top 10 smash, had unknowingly appropriated the same name as a trio of Pensacola, Florida girls who enjoyed musical backing from a young Duane & Gregg Allman (as The Allman Joys) when they auditioned for Columbia in 1965 with Bob Dylan’s producer, Bob Johnston. Spectropop has the back story – with photos.