K-Doe, Ernie

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K-Doe, Ernie Gender: M
Ernest Kador, Jr.
born on 22 February 1936 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place New Orleans, Louisiana, 29n57, 90w05
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°48' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°12 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 07°14'

Ernie K-Doe
photo: Masahiro Sumori, license gfdl


American R&B singer best known for his 1961 hit single "Mother-in-Law" which went to #1 on the Billboard pop chart in the U.S.

K-Doe never had another top-40 pop hit, but 1961's "Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta" (#21) and 1967's "Later For Tomorrow" (#37) both charted in the R&B top 40. In the 1980s K-Doe did radio shows on New Orleans community stations WWOZ and WTUL. The shows were known for his explosively energetic announcements and frequent self-promotion. In the 1990s K-Doe began billing himself as "The Emperor of the Universe" and wearing a cape and crown he became a famous local eccentric on the New Orleans scene. K-Doe continued performing and occasionally recording until shortly before his death on July 5, 2001.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Ben Sandmel, "Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans" (The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2012): "Ernie K-Doe was born Ernest Kador Jr., on February 22, 1936, at New Orleans Charity Hospital . . . recount[ing his birth]: 'On the second month, the twenty-second day, nineteen and thirty-six, eight-fifteen in the morning time, [at] Charity Hospital . . .'"


  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.