Ernie K-Doe, singer
birth name: Ernest Kador, Jr.

Ernie K-Doe

February 22, 1936, New Orleans, LA ~ July 5, 2001, New Orleans, LA

Ernie K-Doe scored one of the biggest hits (possibly the biggest) in the history of New Orleans R&B with ‘Mother-in-Law,’ a humorous lament that struck a chord with listeners of all stripes on its way to the top of both the pop and R&B charts in 1961. The song proved to be K-Doe's only major success, despite several more minor hits that were equally infectious, yet he remained one of New Orleans' most inimitable personalities. ~ Allmusic: Ernie K-Doe ~ retrieved July 2, 2013 © Allmusic

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Born in New Orleans, K-Doe recorded as a member of the group the Blue Diamonds in 1954 before making his first solo recordings the following year. ‘Mother-in-Law,’ written by Allen Toussaint, was his first hit, and was #1 on both the Billboard pop and R&B charts. K-Doe never had another top-40 pop hit, but 1961's ‘Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta’ (#21) and 1967's ‘Later For Tomorrow’ (#37) both charted in the R&B top 40. ~ Wikipedia: Ernie K-Doe ~ rertieved July 2, 2013 © Wikipedia

Ernie K-Doe ~ Inducted in the 2009 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame ~ Ernest Kador, Jr. was once quoted as saying, “I’m not sure, but I’m almost positive that all music came from New Orleans.” Better known by his professional name Ernie K-Doe, he is best remembered for one song. Though he broke into the Top 100 four more times, Mother-In-Law, a number 1 hit, is the signature song that catapulted him to fame in 1961. K-Doe stumbled upon the novelty song in a studio trash can after its composer, Allen Toussaint, had thrown it away. ~ 2009 © Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame

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