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Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans
By Ben Sandmel
"There have only been five great singers of ryhthm and blues," proclaimed
the high and mighty K-Doe — "Ernie K-Doe, James Brown, and Ernie K-Doe!"
The self-crowned Emperor of the Universe passed on to another world in 2001,
but writer Ben Sandmel has brought this cocky but good! artist (again,
K-Doe's words) back to life in an exciting, anecdotal and intimate biography
of the "Mother-in-Law" hitmaker.
Features interviews with more than a hundred musicians, friends, family
members and K-Doe himself. Lavishly illustrated with 137 images from more
than twenty different photographers.
Published by The Historic New Orleans Collection (2012), the second in their
Louisiana Musicians Biography Series.