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Jambalaya (On the Bayou) is the title of a countrysong, 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 to a French-speaking Cajun borrowed Williams song, "Grand Texas", from 1948 by the Cajun group Chuck Guillory & The Rhythm Boys, with vocals from "Papa" Cairo. Williams made a number of with a new English text, punctuated with references to the Cajun culture in Louisiana including the Cajun dishescrawfish pie and filé gumbo. To some sources claim would Moon Mullican (mee) have written the text, but Williams was on the plate as sole author mentioned[1.

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Williams ' hit single[Edit]Edit

Hank Williams recorded the song on June 13, 1952 in Nashville on. the MGM Records single, K11283, came 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 stayed there for 14 weeks. The song was also a crossover hit, it climbed to number 20 in the Billboard pop charts. Williams had already released seven boards that were sold more than one million times; "Jambalaya" was his eighth millionseller.

The Carpenters[Edit]Edit

Jambalaya
Single from:

The Carpenters

From the album:

Now & Then

B-side (s) Mr. Guder
Released 1974
Recording 1973
Duration 3: 40
Tag 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 won't last a day without you

Order Now & Then
3

Heather

4

Jambalaya

5

I can't make music

Portal  [1]   Music

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

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: week 6-16 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 Towering 30[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 2-2-1974-12-4-1974
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 positions: 23-2-1974-10-5-1974
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Position: 25 8 10 11 7 8 15 18 15 x 27 from

British Single Top 50[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 2-3-1974 to 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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