Ernie K-Doe

Ernie K- Doe ( born February 22, 1936 in New Orleans, Louisiana; † July 5, 2001 ibid, . Actually Ernest Kador, Jr. ) was an American singer.

Life and work

Kador began to sing ( " Golden Jubilees Choir of New Orleans " ) at the age of seven years in a church choir. Later he joined various gospel choirs.

Ernie K- Doe sang his first single in 1959 at the small record label Ember Records under the title My Love For You. In 1960 Ernie K- Doe then moved to the newly founded record label Minit Records in New Orleans. His first record was here Make You Love Me (# 604). This title fell into oblivion yet, but already his second release, Hello My Lover (# 614), sold over 100,000 copies. Its all great success was then composed by Allen Toussaint and produced Mother- in-Law / Wanted $ 10,000 Reward (# 623), a published in April 1961 a humorous song about the stereotypical problems with in-laws that are sent apparently from hell. The title alone was an enormous incentive to buy. The song with the title of repetitive dull bass voice of Benny Spellman brought for Minit Records not only the first number one on the R & B charts, but was a valuable crossover success, which in the pop charts to the top position penetrated. He has sold over one million times.

Together with music producer Allen Toussaint emerged still more singles such as Te - Ta -Te -Ta- Ta (July 1961), but could not build on the success of millions Sellers. A change to the record label Duke Records in 1967 was K- Doe decreasing popularity not stop.