It's Mardi Gras. Time for a little Zydeco music. A quick primer if Zydeco is unfamiliar to you. Born in southwest Louisiana in the 1860s, it is a blend of Cajun, Blues, rural Folk and rhythms which came from the influx of Haitians coming in to work the sugar cane fields.
" Laissez les bons temps rouler "
Heavy on the accordion, it can be positively joyful...with a beat that becomes instantly familiar. Serving up the taste today is Queen Ida. Born in 1929, Ida Lewis Guillory hails from Lake Charles, Louisiana. She plays music to this day. Most of the videos for the queen are poor in quality, so today's lick will be an audio version. If you want to take a look at her in action here's a video link. "Queen Ida - Live"
Have a taste of Queen Ida and her Zydeco Band doing "Back Door."
"If your feet ain't tappin'...baby you're dead."