A couple of standards for part 8 of this now more than occasional series. The first is Louie Louie, which was written in 1955 in the style of a Jamaican ballad. It has been covered by everyone and his cat but the best-known version was by one hit wonders the Kingsmen. Now here's where it gets a bit weird. Rumours circulated that the words were slurred (which they were) to cover up obscenity in the lyrics (which they were not). Grubby pieces of paper with the 'true lyrics' were circulated. The FBI investigated (yes really!). On this clip someone has gone to the bother of transcribing the 'true lyrics'. No rude stuff at all except possibly when the drummer allegedly dropped his stick and exclaims two words, first word 'oh'.
The second clip is La Bamba which again has been recorded by everyone and his cat. This is the Los Lobos version (I resisted putting up the Slipknot version but take a look on YouTube - seriously bizarre). Apparently, it's a Mexican folk song in origin but the best known version is by Richie valens who died with Buddy Holly in well-known plane crash.
And Happy Easter to my readers :D