Ernie K-Doe, born Ernest Kador Jr, in New Orleans, 1933, will be forever remembered for his Billboard #1 hit single Mother-in-Law, which knocked Del Shannon's Runaway off the top spot in May 1961. Our featured side, A Certain Girl, remastered here from the original tape for the first time, followed later that year. It has been covered several times, most notably by The Yardbirds in 1964 for their debut single. UK Mod group First Gear, featuring Jimmy Page, also had a go in '64.
Here Come The Girls is another Toussaint song taken from K-Doe's eponymous album recorded for Janus Records a decade late in 1972. It failed to gain any attention at the time but charted in the UK in December 2007 when it was adopted by Boots for their Christmas TV campaign. UK R&B band the Sugababes covered the song the following year taking it to #3 on the official UK pop charts.