Ernie K-Doe is a perfect example of the type of characters celebrated by New Orleans. Eccentricities are tremendously endearing here. Ernie K-Doe was & still is a perfect example of that. We can’t wait to read this book! ~clndstn

Outside New Orleans, Ernie K. Doe was best known for his hit Mother-in-Law, which topped both the pop and R&B charts in 1961. Within the Crescent City, though, he was a beloved eccentric who often managed to make his hometown seem conservative.His story is told with grace, careful detail, and dozens of hilarious stories in Ernie K. Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans (The Historic New Orleans Collection). The author, writer and musician Ben Sandmel, will be signing the book at 5 today at Lemuria Books in Jackson.via Eccentric singer Ernie K. Doe focus of new book | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com.]]