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Jambalaya (On the Bayou) is the title of a country song , written by Hank Williams , who scored a big hit with it in 1952. The title refers to the Creole and Cajun rice dishjambalaya . The melody borrowed from Williams to a French-speaking Cajun song, "Grand Texas", 1948 the Group's Cajun Chuck Guillory & The Rhythm Boys, with vocals by "Papa" Cairo. Williams made ​​it a country with a number of new English text, peppered with references to the Cajun culture in Louisiana Cajun dishes including crawfish pie and file gumbo . To some sources claim was Moon Mullican -word (co) wrote, but Williams was on the record listed as sole author [1] .

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Williams' hit single edit ]Edit

Hank Williams recorded the song on June 13, 1952 in Nashville on. The single, MGM Records K11283, arrived on July 19 and quickly became a big hit. The B-side was the song "Window Shopping". On September 6, the single reached the top of Billboard's Top C & W Songs, and stood there for 14 weeks. The song also became a crossover hit, it climbed to number 20 in the pop charts of Billboard. Williams had already released seven albums that were sold more than a million times; "Jambalaya" was his eighth million seller .

The Carpenters edit ]Edit

Jambalaya
Single: The Carpenters
From the album: Now & Then
B-side (s) Mr. Guder
Released 1974
Shot 1973
Expensive 3:40
Label A & M Records
Writer (s) Hank Williams
Producer (s) Richard and Karen Carpenter
The Carpenters
1973 

On top of the world

1974 

Jambalaya

1974 

I will not last a day without you

Order by Now & Then

Heather

Jambalaya

I can not make music

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The Carpenters released their version in 1973 on the album Now and Then . Outside the United States, it was released as a single. It was one of their biggest hits; in 1974 it reached number 3 in the Dutch Top 40 .

This song climbed edit ]Edit

Dutch Top 40 edit ]Edit

Chart position: Week 6 t / m 16 in 1974
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Position: 29 17 8 5 3 3 4 11 19 32 40 from

Dutch Thunderous 30 edit ]Edit

Chart position: 2-2-1974 t / m 12-4-1974
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Position: 30 25 13 7 4 3 4 6 12 25 from

Belgian BRT Top 30 edit ]Edit

Chart position: 23-2-1974 t / m 10-5-1974
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Position: 25 8 10 11 7 8 15 18 15 x 27 from

UK Single Top 50 edit ]Edit

Chart position: 2-3-1974 t / m 17-5-1974
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Position: 48 40 19 18 12 14 13 22 30 35 44 from

Radio 2 Top 2000 edit ]Edit

Number (s) with markings 

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

'99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - 1272 1454 1397 1642 1654 1520 1597 1569 1567 1835 1711 - - -

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