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#914 (Marsh 1001)  
Mother-in-Law/ Wanted, $10,000.00 Reward by Ernie K-Doe

Label: Minit 623 Year: 1961
Condition: M- $36.00
Mother-in-Law/ Wanted, $10,000.00 RewardThis is a beautiful first-pressing copy on the orange Minit label (plays normally, at 45 rpm; collector nerd alert: a rare mis-pressing plays at 33 rpm). Yes, "Mother-in-Law" deserves to be on Dave Marsh's list of the 1,001 greatest singles, and it's one of the late, great New Orleans musical genius Allen Toussaint's biggest hits as a songwriter (he produced it as well, but it's not credited on the record). But have a listen to the B side... over time, I gave it 5 stars in my iTunes library, where "Mother-in-Law", I see, has only 4 stars. It's a catchy song that swings more than "Mother" and veers toward the sort of proto-Soul Lloyd Price was doing at the time.* Note: This beautiful copy has Mint labels and nearly Mint-looking vinyl. The audio is also Near Mint, with only very faint surface noise occasionally audible.

* A 5-star rating in my iTunes library translates to a 2-star recommendation from us (yes, my wife gets to weigh in, too. :-) on Classic 45s; a 4-star, to a 1-star. Of course, our recommendations only show on a record's detailed page or in a search list for 45s that aren't already on one of the other lists we maintain — Dave Marsh, Kev Roberts, and Rolling Stone.


Condition Detail:Label: M   |   Vinyl: M-   |   Audio: M-Written by: Allen Toussaint (A&B)Produced by: A. Toussaint (uncredited)Chart info: #1r in April, #1p in May 1961Mix: Mono (Default for U.S. 45s before 1973)



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More 45's by Ernie K-Doe
 Image available for this 45 recordDon't Kill My Groove/ Love Me Like I Wanta (M-), Duke 420, 1967: $24.00 
 Image available for this 45 record Mother-in-Law (M), Collectables 3109, 1961: $7.50 
 Mother-in-Law/Wanted, $10,000.00 Reward (EX-), Minit 623, 1961: $14.00 
 Image available for this 45 recordPopeye Joe/ Come On Home (EX+), Minit 641, 1962: $15.00 

If you like this kind of music, take a listen to . . .
  As Long As I'm Moving by Ruth Brown (NA), Atlantic 1059, 1955: $0.00
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  The Train Kept A-Rollin' by Tiny Bradshaw (M), Gusto 2107, 1951: $9.00
  Wild, Wild Young Men by Ruth Brown (NA), Atlantic 993, 1953: $0.00
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