Mardi Gras! Even if Lawrence Welk inspired an aversion to accordions, you should find Queen Ida's sun-dappled Creole style irresistible. The most enthralling cuts in Mardi Gras!… Mardi Gras! Even if Lawrence Welk inspired an aversion to accordions, you should find Queen Ida's sun-dappled Creole style irresistible. The most enthralling cuts in Mardi Gras!… Queen Ida World
Music Review

Mardi Gras! (1994)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Queen Ida; Genre: World

Even if Lawrence Welk inspired an aversion to accordions, you should find Queen Ida's sun-dappled Creole style irresistible. The most enthralling cuts in Mardi Gras! (like ''Comment Ca Va'') come close to capturing the jubilance of this Grammy-winning zydeco queen's live shows. But a walked-through cover of ''I Can See Clearly Now'' and some other filler suggests she needs a producer who can zero in on her unique strengths. B-

Originally posted Aug 19, 1994 Published in issue #236 Aug 19, 1994 Order article reprints