Sources and roots of Louie Louie
These are songs that are believed to have contributed the main ingredients from which Richard Berry found the inspiration for writing Louie Louie. Some influences were admitted by Richard Berry himself, others can be regarded as having been subconscious. It was all music that must have been floating around in his head somewhere while he was in the process of constructing his masterpiece.
Johnny Mercer / Fred Astaire / Frank Sinatra One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
René Touzet El Loco Cha Cha
Chuck Berry Havana Moon
Nat 'King' Cole Calypso Blues
Louis Jordan Run Joe