Queen Ida

Manolo says, Queen Ida, because it is the middle of January and the world looks gloomy, therefore we must brighten our day with song..

…and because we hope we can still be this super fantastic when we are in our 80s.

5 Responses to “Queen Ida”

  1. deja pseu January 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    She’s fabulous! I was fortunate enough to get to meet her many years ago when she gave a cooking class and signed copies of her marvellous cookbook. http://tinyurl.com/46y5lqy

    Nothing like a little Zydeco to get the morning started right!

  2. Toby Wollin January 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    I saw the Queen at a concert years ago – and she wore this long red dress with beaded fringe all over it and that lady could MOVE! (and needless to say, under the lights, all that beaded fringe went ballistic) The concert was fantastic – there was some guy dancing around in the audience outside (at this venue, they open the back wall for people to sit out on the lawn)all dressed up like a crawfish. Bon Ton Roullet, that’s for sure.

  3. Manolo the Shoeblogger January 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    The Manolo saw her perform in the small theater in 1989, and she was most incredible!

  4. gemdiva January 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Queen Ida was my introduction to Zydeco many years ago. I played her tape until it snapped. Saw her perform at Jazz Fest one time and she IS the Queen!!

  5. Mimi January 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Laissez les bon temps rouller, mon amis!