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The Emperor and the Professor of New Orleans Music: Ernie K-Doe & Professor Longhair

   
 

December 26th, 2012 ~ This week we recall two grand figures of New Orleans music. First, Ernie K-Doe, the surreal soul man known for his catchy songs, and flamboyant antics in New Orleans R&B, from his hit "Mother-in-Law" to serving as host and main attraction of his and wife Antoinette's Mother-in-Law Lounge. Then a piano tribute to Professor Longhair by Dr. John, Jon Cleary and George Porter, live from the legendary New Orleans club Tipitina's, named after Longhair's most famous song. We also play the original recordings with commentary from Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Jerry Wexler, and Cosimo Matassa.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Mother-in-Law & Make You Love Me Ernie K-Doe
    Here Come the Girls: A History 1960-1970, Charly UK
  • I Love to Rock and Roll Eddie Bo
    Kings of New Orleans Rock and Roll, Music Club
  • Heebie Jeebies Ernie K-Doe
    Here Come the Girls: A History 1960-1970, Charly UK
  • Zydeco Paradise Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole
    L'Esprit Creole, Valcour
  • Tighten Up Archie Bell and the Drells
    Tightening It Up: The Best of Archie Bell and the Drells, Rhino
  • Jam Up Tommy Ridgely
    Atlantic Rhythm and Blues: 1947-1974, Atlantic
  • Instrumental: Beale Street Popeye James Booker
    An Introduction To: Night Train Keyboard Kings, Night Train
  • SEGMENT: Ben Sandmel on Ernie K-Doe pt. 1
    Listen
  • I Done Got Over It Irma Thomas
    The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Razor and Tie
  • Hello My Lover Ernie K-Doe
    Absolutely the Best, Fuel
  • Instrumental: Last Night Mar-Keys
    Atlantic Rhythm and Blues: 1947-1974, Atlantic
  • SEGMENT: Ben Sandmel on Ernie K-Doe pt.2
    Listen
  • Fortune Teller Benny Spellman
    The Instant & Minit Story, Charly
  • Fortune Teller Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
    Raising Sand, Rounder
  • White Boy/ Black Boy Ernie K-Doe
    45 single, self-released
  • Instrumental: Mudd Roy Montrell
    The Instant & Minit Story, Charly
 
  • Open Bed: Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes original recording,
  • Tipitina Professor Longhair
    Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947-1974, Vol. 2, Atlantic
  • CLIP: Jerry Wexler
    Listen
  • Ball the Wall Fred Anderson with George Porter
    Live at Tipitina's Fess Night 2012,
  • In the Night Ed Volker
    Live at Tipitina's Fess Night 2012,
  • Hey Now Baby Jon Cleary
    Live at Tipitina's Fess Night 2012,
  • Instrumental: Up Right Allen Toussaint
    The Complete 'Tousan' Sessions, Bear Family
  • CLIP: Allen Toussaint
    Listen
  • Go to the Mardi Gras Professor Longhair
    The Professor Longhair Anthology, Rhino
  • Hadacol Bounce Roy Byrd and His Blues Jumpers
    Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947-1974, Vol. 2, Atlantic
  • No Buts - No Maybes Professor Longhair
    The Professor Longhair Anthology, Rhino
  • CLIP: Dr. John
    Listen
  • Junco Partner Dr. John
    Live at Tipitina's Fess Night 2012,
  • Instrumental: Cabbage Alley The Meters
    The Meters Anthology: Funkify Your Life, Rhino
  • Big Chief Dr. John
    Live at Tipitina's Fess Night 2012,
  • CLIP: Cosimo Matassa
    Listen
  • Tipitina Dr. John
    Live at Tipitina's Fess Night 2012,
  • End Bed: Over in Gloryland Ellis Marsalis
    Live at Tipitina's Fess Night 2012,