Jambalaya was written and recorded by Hank Williams on MGM Records (MGM
11283) in 1952. His recording hit the top of Billboard’s country
chart and #23 on the Best-Selling Singles chart. Jo Stafford’s recording
(Columbia 39838) peaked at #3. Both records sold over a million copies.
Jambalaya (subtitled On The Bayou) has been recorded by many artists over
the years. Even Fats Domino (Imperial 5796) charted (#30) with the song in
Elvis sang Jambalaya at a concert in Louisiana in May or June
1975. The city was either Monroe, Lake Charles or Shreveport.
1. Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a file gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Where it was released:
Released for the fist time on Southern Nights
- Southern Nights (2006) – FTD
- Eternal Elvis – no record