9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

It’s a Queen Ida and The Bon Temps Zydeco Band morning here in New Orleans 9th Ward. Put on La Louisiane while you’re frying your morning bacon. I can’t count how many kings of Zydeco there have been but there is only one Queen – and that’s Miss Ida.

9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Listening to Barbara George’s I Know this afternoon on a lovely fall day in New Orleans. That’s Melvin Lastie tearing up the cornet. His family of musicians hail from Delery Street right here in the 9th Ward. And Miss Barbara? She’s a 9th Ward native too. The cut hit number one on the R&B charts.