Ernie K-Doe lounges outside his Mother-in-Law Lounge as the King of Mardi Gras' Krewe Du Vieux.
Mother-in-Law Lounge, 2009
K-Doe and his wife, Antoinette, opened the Mother-in-Law Lounge named after his most famous R&B single.
Photo by Melissa Carrier
Murals on the Lounge
K-Doe was the centerpiece of the Mother-in-Law Lounge in more ways than one. Here, a mural by Daniel Fuselier pays tribute to the "Emperor of the Universe."
K-Doe performing at the legendary New Orleans venue.
Photo by Michael Smith
Performing at the Lounge
K-Doe performed at his own tribute concert in 2000.
Photo by Scott Saltzman
Ernie and Antoinette, 1996
They married in The Mother-in-Law Lounge and periodically re-enacted their vows for adoring fans.
Antoinette and "Ernie"
After K-Doe's death, Antoinette had a mannequin made in his likeness.