R&B singer remembered for a Billboard chart-topping hit entitled "Mother-in-Law." His other popular songs include "Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta" and "Later for Tomorrow."
During the mid-1950s, he belonged to a New Orleans band called the Blue Diamonds.
He hosted several New Orleans radio shows.
After his death, his wife Antoinette became the owner of Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law Lounge.
Songwriter Allen Toussaint wrote "Mother-in-Law," the song that made Ernie K-Doe famous.