Ernie K-Doe
Here Come the Girls - A History 1960 - 1970

Here Come the Girls - A History 1960 - 1970




For many years Ernie K-Doe was best known for the smash hit single Mother-In-Law, one of the biggest (if not the biggest) R&B singles ever to emerge from New Orleans. In recent years however, the use of Here Come The Girls in a series of UK TV adverts (and the Sugababes’ subsequent cover of the track) has reintroduced K-Doe to a mainstream audience.

Both tracks were written and produced by the legendary producer Allen Toussaint, with whom K-Doe started working in 1959 when he signed with the Minit label. He continued to work with Toussaint for many years (on the Minit, Instant and Janus labels) and the best of these recordings, along with other classic recordings are featured on this 2CD set, which is packaged in a deluxe digi-book.

In addition to Mother-In-Law and Here Come The Girls, the set also features the classics Te Ta Te Ta Ta, A Certain Girl, I Cried My Last Tear and Hotcha Mama. The set also includes unissued tracks and the sought after self-titled 1970 album which Here Comes The Girls was lifted from.

NEWSFLASH ‘Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor or New Orleans’ by NOLA music authority Ben Sandmel will be published on April 11th. Volume two in the Louisiana Musicians Biography Series, the book features exclusive interviews with Ernie, Antoinette Dorsey Foxx, and more than a hundred musicians, friends, and family members. Designed by Alison Cody, the book features over 150 images from more than 20 photographers. A must for all New Orleans music and K-Doe devotees. For more information please visit:

Publication date April 11th

CD 1
Make You Love Me
There’s A Will There’s A Way
Hello My Lover
Tain’t It The Truth
Wanted – $10,000 Reward
Mother In Law
Real Man
Te Ta Te Ta Ta
A Certain Girl
I Cried My Last Tear
Popeye Joe
Come On Home
Hey, Hey, Hey
I Love You The Best
I Got To Find Somebody
Beating Like A Tom Tom
Get Out Of My House
Loving You
Be Sweet
Easier Said Than Done
I’m The Boss
Penny Worth Of Happiness
Baby, Since I Met You
Sufferin’ So
Reaping What I Sow
Talking Out Of My Head

CD 2
You Got To Love Me
Stoop Down
(I Can’t Believe) She Gave It All To Me
Hotcha Mama
Waiting At The Station
She’s Waiting
Rub Dub A Dub
Heebie Jeebies
Hurry Up And Know It
Lonelyology (For Your Love)
The Fight (Grandma And Grandpa)
Let Me Love You (Previously Unissued)
So Good (Previously Unissued)
Ernie K. Doe Janus Lp 1970
Here Come The Girls
Back Street Lover
A Place We Can Be Free
Whoever Is Thrilling You (Is Killing Me)
I’m Only Human
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Fly Away With Me
A Long Way Back Home
Lawdy Mama
Talkin’ ‘Bout This Woman

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