Here's a reissue of the Wailers
' Imperial album from the early '60s, after the original version of "Tall Cool One" on Golden Crest had charted once again. Frustrated with their deal with the New York label, the group went into the studio, recut their hit, and packaged it with a brace of loose instrumental workouts and a trio of vocals. One of those vocals is the original Northwest cut of "Louie Louie," featuring an inspired vocal by the legendary Rockin' Robin Roberts
, being the version that inspired the Kingsmen
and launched a million frat bands worldwide. Another chapter in the history of this very important and influential Northwest rock & roll band.