Ernie K-Doe – Emperor Of New Orleans (2CD)


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Release Date: 2022

Label: Sunset Blvd. Records


Track List

Disc: 1

  1. Here Come The Girls
  2. Back Street Lover
  3. A Place Where We can Be Free
  4. Whoever Is Thrilling You (Is Killing Me)
  5. I’m Only Human
  6. Fly Away With Me
  7. A Long Way Back Home
  8. Lawdy Mama
  9. Talkin’ ‘Bout This Woman
  10. Let Me Love You
  11. So Good
  12. You Got To Love Me
  13. Stoop Down Baby
  14. Hotcha Mama
  15. (I Can’t Believe) She Gave It All To Me

Disc: 2

  1. You Did It Baby
  2. Jump Into Your Love
  3. Don’t Let Me Down Girl
  4. Only 11 Roses
  5. Tell Me
  6. Love Is (The Thing We Feel)
  7. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
  8. Mother-In-Law
  9. Fever
  10. T’Ain’t It The Truth
  11. Shake, Rattle & Roll
  12. Georgia On My Mind
  13. Surely



2 CD Set. A collection of Greatest Hits, B-Sides and Previously Unreleased Tracks. The Only K-Doe Collection Available. Produced by Allen Toussaint with backing by The Meters. You can’t think of Ernie K-Doe without thinking of “Mother-In-Law,” his 1961 chart-topper and the only pop hit on his resumé. As this disc proves so well, K-Doe recorded many great sides. Those unfamiliar with K-Doe’s career will undoubtedly get knocked out by “A Certain Girl” and “‘Tain’t It the Truth,” two classics of New Orleans R&B. Toussaint’s soulful, infectious arrangements wonderfully complement K-Doe’s eccentric vocals, guiding the singer through the twisted narrative of Southern soul from the mud-baked Memphis sound of Stax (“Who Ever’s Thrilling You Is Killing Me”) to the Crescent City funk of the Meters (“Lawdy Mama”) and beyond. What K-Doe lacks as a traditional vocalist he more than compensates for as a pure entertainer, and it’s impossible to imagine cuts like the sex-crazed “Here Come the Girls” achieving such libidinous transcendence in the hands of a more conventional performer.

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