|By MEL&THEN SOME9 (18.104.22.168) 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
(AKA)Ernie K Doe
Did Ernie sing in the group known as
The Blue Diamonds?
On the record for Savoy Records(no.1134)
"no money/Honey baby"
as far as I am aware the writers credits are
|By Soul Sister (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 04:50 pm:|
Dunno Mel but I had his Mother-In-Law 45 in the early 60's.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 04:54 pm:|
my mate has Ernie on a video
and I tell you what
man,could he dance.
|By MEL&THEN SOME9 (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 05:00 pm:|
do you know anything about the Blue Diamonds
in any way at all?
|By Jim G (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 06:01 pm:|
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.
|By Sue (220.127.116.11) 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.
|By Jim G (18.104.22.168) 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?
|By Sue (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 07:04 pm:|
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!
|By Rudolph (126.96.36.199) 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.
|By Sue (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 10:15 pm:|
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.
|By MEL&THEN SOME9 (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 12:02 am:|
great story Sue
many thanks to Jim and Rudolph
very much appreciated
|By R&B (220.127.116.11) 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!!
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 12:19 pm:|
Only spun that the other day pardner
that old timbers a'creakin'
|By Bob (22.214.171.124) 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.