Ernie K Doe

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Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME9 (217.14.178.38) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 04:28 pm:

Apologies once more
again not detroit related but a personal fave of mine and one who's 45s I still have
but can anyone confirm this please about
Ernest Kador
(AKA)Ernie K Doe

Did Ernie sing in the group known as
The Blue Diamonds?

On the record for Savoy Records(no.1134)
called
"no money/Honey baby"
as far as I am aware the writers credits are
E.Kado.

many thanks
mel(andthensome)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 04:50 pm:

Dunno Mel but I had his Mother-In-Law 45 in the early 60's.
S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (81.174.192.204) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 04:54 pm:

Thanks Soulsister
my mate has Ernie on a video
and I tell you what
man,could he dance.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME9 (81.174.192.204) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 05:00 pm:

Hey Soulsister
do you know anything about the Blue Diamonds
in any way at all?
with thanks
marine boy.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim G (64.12.97.7) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 06:01 pm:

Mel,
I saw Ernie K-Doe a couple of times in N.O.
His given name was Ernest Kador.
I believe there was a Goldmine issue many years ago that featured Ernie. He had a really hot radio show on WWOZ for years.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 06:17 pm:

I ran into Mrs. Ernie K Doe in New Orleans this past spring. She travels around in a van (vanity plates of course) with a blow-up doll version of Ernie riding in the passenger seat. A friend took a photo of me posing with "Ernie" and the widow K Doe. Only in NOLA ...she'd arrived to take part in Earl King's second line.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim G (64.12.97.7) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 06:56 pm:

LOL....Sue that is one of the funniest things I've read! I'm only half surprised she didn't have him mummified!
Was he wearing his flowing red cape?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 07:04 pm:

Jim,
Well, it was about the funniest thing I ever encountered, and at a funeral, to boot. "Ernie" was kitted out in satiny garments, a jacket and pants, but I'll have to get the photo developed to see if he had a cape on as well.

Yeah when a friend said "She's got Ernie in the front seat," I didn't know what to expect. Down in NOLA, it seems, anything is possible?!

The photo will be proof!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Rudolph (67.249.57.7) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 09:49 pm:

The best book about New Orleans music, "Up From The Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II," says K-Doe recorded several tracks with the Blue Diamonds in 1954 for Savoy.

I interviewed K-Doe at his Mother-In-Law Lounge one afternoon after he got the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. I think that was 1998. That was a trip. K-Doe, his wife and his mother-in-law where all there.

Oddly enough, when I saw MelandThenSome's question, I grabbed the above-mentioned book, turned to the page listed in the index for K-Doe and that very page was where I'd stashed a flower that fell to steps outside of Gallier Hall after the Earl King memorial service.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.109) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 10:15 pm:

Rudolph,
I picked up a flower from the front of Gallier Hall as well. I once had a nice chat with Earl "backstage" (downstairs) at Sully's in Dearborn, and I wanted something to remember him by.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME9 (217.14.178.81) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 12:02 am:

great story Sue
hilarious
many thanks to Jim and Rudolph
very much appreciated
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.118) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 11:50 am:

HEY MEL,WE OL SOULMINERS JUST THINK ALIKE I GUESS,I'VE BEEN TRYING TO LOCATE[TI-TA-TI-TA-TA]FOR YEARS,A RARE SOUL CLASSIC!DAGNABBIT!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (217.14.178.47) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 12:19 pm:

Only spun that the other day pardner
great track
gotta git
that old timbers a'creakin'
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Bob (209.215.117.4) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 01:46 pm:

"TI-TA-TI-TA-TA" is one of my faves. If you can settle for it on CD, it's on an American K-Doe hits collection from the Fuel 2000 label.


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