96–97. Reference. Clay, Floyd Martin. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952. After Williams released his version, Cajuns recorded the song again using Cajun instruments. Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres. Cajuns are the ethnic group mainly living in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The refrain "son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou" has become a well-recognized and often repeated phrase. Williams' biographer Colin Escott speculates that it is likely Mullican wrote at least some of the song and Hank's music publisher Fred Rose paid him surreptitiously so that he wouldn't have to split the publishing with Moon's label King Records. [2] Williams' song resembles "Grand Texas" in melody only. The creole jambalaya uses tomato whereas the Cajun version does not. Released in July 1952, crediting Williams as the sole author, it was performed by Williams as a country song. Williams began writing the song while listening to the Cajuns talk about food on the Hadacol Caravan bus. Williams recorded the song on June 13, 1952, his first recording session in six months, at Castle Studio in Nashville with backing provided by Jerry Rivers (fiddle), Don Helms (steel guitar), Chet Atkins (lead guitar), Chuck Wright (bass) and probably Ernie Newton (bass). Yvonne is his "ma cher amio", which is Cajun French for "my good friend" or more likely to mean "my girlfriend." Some listeners are confused by Williams' reference to "my ma chaz ami-o", which is Cajun French for "my dear friends" ("mes chèrs amis" in French). A live recording released as part of a series of Hayride performances includes outbursts of applause. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)"is the title of a song written and recorded by Americancountry musicsinger Hank Williamsthat was first released in July 1952. that was first released in July 1952. Years later Jimmy Boyd did record it for Dot Records. It’s made with a whole roasted chicken, smoked sausage, peppers, celery, onions, rice, and spice mix and feeds a crowd. Later researched by a member of Moon Mullican's family, a story emerged about how the song came about in the first place, and it was said that while visiting a small bar located just south of the Choupique Bayou and owned by Yvonne Little, the song "Jambalaya" referred to some truly wonderful times had there. For tonight, I’m-a gonna see my ma cher a mi-o. As with "Jambalaya" there is speculation that Williams may have written this song with Mullican and their friend Jimmy Rule. Jambalaya, crawfish pie and fillet gumbo. Cajuns are the ethnic group mainly living in the U.S. state of Louisiana. From the web This is the Jambalaya Song Lyrics (On the Bayou) sung by Hank Williams. Primarily a local Cajun outfit, they've won numerous local and regional awards. 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[3] The recording Williams made differs significantly from Mullican's, which was released in the same month as Williams' version but with a different order of verses and extra rhyming couplets. Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in a number of music genres. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Jug Scott: 1957: Jambalaya - Anytime: Dickson Hall & "The Country All-Stars" 1957: Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Jerry Lee Lewis: May 1958: Jambalaya: Paul Anka: August 1958: Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Colin Hicks: November 1958: Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Jimmy Newman: June 1959: Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Joni James: 1959: Jambalaya (On the Bayou) The above lyrics are for the original Hank Williams version of JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU) as released in 1952. Since the original melody of the song was from a Cajun French song called "Grand Texas," the song is a staple of Cajun culture. Made from scratch with real ingredients. With a melody based on the song "Gran Texas" by Cajun, since the original melody of the song is a basic … "Jambalaya" remains one of Hank Williams' most popular songs today.

So what happened? However, they used Williams' lyrics translated into the Cajun French language. However, they used Williams' lyrics translated into the Cajun French language. Artist & Tune. "Jambalaya" Jo Stafford, a 1952 # 1 pop hit. Although Williams changed the lyrics, he kept a Louisiana theme. Referenced within the song are such Cajun dishes as jambalaya, crawfish pie, and filé gumbo. Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres. [2], Released in July 1952, it reached number one on the U.S. country charts for fourteen non-consecutive weeks. Not to be confused with Bruce Springsteen's JUMBELIAH (ROLL OVER). Composed by: Hank Williams. : Don Carlos was made in London on September 25, 1952. The song reached number one on country charts on 6 September 1952 Jambalaya, would be included on the album, Honky Tokin '(MGM 1954). Version by Buckwheat. However, in Mexican music, the most famous cover version is by Los Felinos. Over the past few decades, the Cajun French version has been performed by many Cajun bands including Aldus Roger and Jo-El Sonnier. Mitch Miller had originally intended "Jambalaya" to be recorded by Jimmy Boyd for Columbia Records. The "o" at the end of "ami" is a poetic/lyrical device making the line match the phrasing of the previous line and rhyme with it. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952. Find Under: Jambalaya (b) (Cajun lyrics) First Line: Goodbye Joe, we gotta go, me oh my oh. Since the original melody of the song was from "Grand Texas", the song is a staple of Cajun culture. "Grand Texas" is a song about a lost love, a woman who left the singer to go with another man to "Big Texas"; "Jambalaya", while maintaining a Cajun theme, is about life, parties and stereotypical food of Cajun cuisine. JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU) is a song written by Hank Williams and Moon Mullican and originally recorded by Hank Williams who released it as a single in 1952. Well, that is to say, both types of cuisine have their own versions of jambalaya, but what makes one version Creole as opposed to Cajun is the addition of just one ingredient: tomatoes. The End of the World (Skeeter Davis song), (Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend, I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You), Excerpt of Brenda Lee singing "Jambalaya," April 9, 1960 on, Best Selling Retail Folk (Country & Western) Records, https://country-music.fandom.com/wiki/Jambalaya_(On_the_Bayou)?oldid=4065. With a melody based on the Cajun song "Grand Texas", some sources, including Allmusic, claim that the song … Records of Moon. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Jambalaya (Cajun lyrics) Rise Again: Good Times. Named after a Creole and Cajun dish, the song quickly produced numerous cover versions from artists such as John Fogerty, The Carpenters, and Little Big Town. Jambalaya Jambalaya (On The Bayou), Hank Williams, 1952 . Well my Yvonne, the sweetest one, me-oh my-oh. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams, Sr. that was first released in July 1952. However, they used Williams' lyrics translated into the Cajun French language. ... Barry from Sauquoit, Ny On June 13th 1952, Hank Williams recorded the original version of "Jambalaya" at the Castle Studios, ... Co When I first heard this song as a kid (it was played by some … Country star Hunter Hayes made his debut, at four year old, covering the song on the accordion with Hank Williams, Jr.[4], "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" by Kitty Wells[5], number one single by Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys Williams composed a sequel to the song from the female perspective, "I'm Yvonne (Of the Bayou)", with Jimmy Rule. In 1974, Singapore-based female singer, Ervinna, covered this song, on her LP album Top Hits Vol. "Jambalaya" remains one of Hank Williams' most popular songs today. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952. Examples of records covered include Paul Williams' 1949 hit tune "The Hucklebuck" and Hank Williams' 1952 song "Jambalaya". Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou, Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a file gumbo Tracy E. Laird, "Louisiana Hayride: Radio & Roots Music Along the Red River," Oxford University Press, pp. Jambalaya is a catchy ditty from 1952 by Hank Williams Sr. (video). [1] With a melody based on the Cajun song "Grand Texas", some sources, including AllMusic, claim that the song was co-written by Williams and Moon Mullican, with Williams credited as sole author and Mullican receiving ongoing royalties. It was not as popular. Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres. Song written by Hank Williams (so it is attributed, but there are doubts), was recorded on June 13, 1952, and was released on July 19, 1952, for the MGM label. Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres. Search for: ... honestly, the best version of this Cajun classic we’ve ever had. PREVIOUS: Jambalaya (Williams) NEXT: Jolie Blonde (original) Songs. This recipe does include tomatoes, so this makes it a "red," or Creole, version, as opposed to a "brown," or … [citation needed] One line that most performers sing incorrectly is "The Thibodeaux, the Fontenots, the place is buzzin'." In 1978, another Hong Kong female singer, Paula Tsui (徐小鳳), covered the Mandarin Chinese version made by CHANG Loo, on her LP album 風雨同路. Ex-Hong Kong female singer, CHANG Loo (張露), covered this song twice. Other artists who have performed the song includeThe Meters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy C. Newman, Leon Russell, Charley Pride, Jimmy Buffett, Jeff Healey on his 2008 album Mess of Blues, Emmylou Harris included it in her 1976 album Elite Hotel, Moon Mullican, John Fogerty (whose version hit #16 in 1973 under the name of The Blue Ridge Rangers), The Muppets, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brenda Lee, Harry Connick, Jr., Lucinda Williams, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (whose version peaked at #84 in 1972), Billy "Crash" Craddock, George Jones, The Residents, Leo Kottke, Wes Paul, Dolly Parton, Roomful of Blues, Andy Kaufman, Professor Longhair, Shocking Blue, Freddy Fender, The White Stripes, Tab Benoit, and Tommy Funderburk (appearing in the film Steel Magnolias), Van Morrison andLinda Gail Lewis on their 2000 album You Win Again, Doug Kershaw and The Residents among many others. [5] Another unreleased version is included in the 2017 CD set, At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight.[6]. Thibodeaux ("tib a doh") and Fontenot ("font a noh") are common family names in South Louisiana, which is the setting for the song, and Williams sings them as plural names: "the tib a dohz," " the font a nohz.". The broader audience related to 'Jambalaya' in a way that it could never relate to a true cajun two-step led by an asthmatic accordion and sung in patois. Cajun jambalaya The Cajun version is known as brown Jambalaya and Arcadians (French Canadians) are extremely strict about using the correct ingredients to accomplish authentic result. Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres. In India, Usha Iyer (now Usha Uthup) recorded a version in 1968 on the HMV label, that became the best selling song until then, by an Indian artist in English. December 18, 1952[5], "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" by Kitty Wells[5] ... Music–Cajun music, that is–to our … It reached number one on the U.S. country charts for fourteen non-consecutive weeks. [4] Williams performed "Jambalaya" at the Louisiana Hayride as part of his "homecoming" in fall, 1952 (after being fired from the Grand Ole Opry). www.cajunlyrics.com. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Jambalaya Cajun Band. It was further popularized in a Rock'n'Roll version by Fats Domino. 2 with the local White Cloud Records. After Williams released his version, Cajuns recorded the song again using Cajun instruments. Pick guitar and fill fruit jar and be gay-o. Jambalaya: A Food So Iconically New Orleans Has A Song Named After It. However, although Williams kept a Louisiana theme, the song is not a true cajun song, which helped the song gain widespread popularity: Ethnic music is usually unpalatable for a mass market unless it is diluted in some way (Harry Belafonte's calypsos, Paul Simon's Graceland… the list is endless). Williams composed a sequel to the song from the female perspective, "I'm Yvonne (Of the Bayou)", recorded by Goldie Hill. It was released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10418. Lots of food. Son of a gun we gonna have big fun on the bayou. The second one was covered, in alternate English and Mandarin Chinese, under title name of Jambalaya/小癩痲, on her LP album An Evening With Chang Loo in 1963. The song reached No.1 on the U.S. country charts for fourteen non-consecutive weeks. Džo Maračić Maki released 'Jambolaya' in the Croatian language.[3]. Williams adopts a cajun drawl and sings from the perspective of a guy headed to the bayou for some fun. Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres. Boyd turned the song down and Miller recorded it with Jo Stafford. The Music Box; Song search; Artist search; Songlists; ... SONG RESOURCES. Son of a gun we gonna have big fun on the bayou. Bob DylanCover bandJambalaya (On the Bayou)ABBARevivalist artist Named for a Creole and Cajun dish,jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in a number of music genres. International, translated or derived versions do exist at least in Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Polish, German, Spanish, and Estonian. Leite's Culinaria. Skip to content. [citation needed]. Jambalaya is an African dish which acquired a French or Spanish (‘jamba’ meaning ham and ‘paella’ meaning rice) influence when made in the carribean and American south. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams, Sr. that was first released in July 1952. "Jambalaya", alternatively, is about life, parties and stereotypical food of Cajun cuisine. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952. Incredible Recipe by Cajun Chef Brett Hebert !!! Named for a Creole and Cajun dish,jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in a number of music genres. In this song, Hank Williams offered a musical interpretation of “Cajun Culture”, completing the Americanization of “Cajun Music”. Read or print original Jambalaya lyrics 2020 updated! Coozan Dudley LeBlanc: From Huey Long to Hadacol. p. 106. Cajun Love Song Lyrics: Woah, mama catch a little fishie, Papa catch two / Well, back in the bayou it's a-fishing time / Working together on a bottle of wine / We'll go down to Thibodaux tonight / Go There will be drinking, good company, and food. Jambalaya, crawfish pie and filé gumbo. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williamsthat was first released in July 1952. September 6, 1952[5] On the other hand, The Carpenters featured the song, in an uptempo MOR version with country flourishes, on their 1973 album “Now & Then.” Their version was released as a single outside the United States in 1974 and sold well in the UK and Japan. Technically in Cajun culture "ma cher amio" means my dear, which refers to Yvonne in this song. Pelican Publishing Company, 1987. The song has a Cajun theme, possibly inspired by Williams' time with the Louisiana Hayride, though Louisiana Hayride was recorded in Shreveport, a city with very little Cajun cultural influence. The first version was covered in Mandarin Chinese entirely, under title name of 小癩痲 in the mid-1950s. Authenic Louisiana Cajun Jambalaya !!! The French/New Orleans dish is part of Creole cuisine, while the Louisiana version is Cajun. Furthermore, “Jambalaya” is a “Cajun” cuisine of rice with shrimp, chicken, and vegetables. Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma chère amie-o. Country Music Wiki is a FANDOM Music Community. Their version was released as a single outside the United States in 1974 and sold well in the UK (peaking at number 12 in the charts)[2] and Japan. Listen to music from Jambalaya Cajun Band like Swallow two-step, J'aimerais Avoir Cette Danse & more. Hey là-bas. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)… First of all, “Jambalaya” is a “Cajun” cuisine of rice with shrimp, chicken, and vegetables. After Williams released his version, Cajuns recorded the song again using Cajun instruments. This cajun chicken and sausage jambalaya is made with green and red peppers, scallions, celery, onion, and Cajun spice mix. As with "Jambalaya" there is speculation that Williams may have purchased this song from Mullican. A demo version of Williams singing "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" with just his guitar, likely recorded in 1951,[7] is also available. " Jambalaya (On the Bayou) " is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952. After Williams released his version, Cajuns recorded the song again using Cajun instruments. "Back Street Affair" by Webb Pierce[5]. Another unreleased version is included in the 2017 CD set, At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight. Bassist Kenneth David has performed with The Church Point Players and has worked with accordion player Ambrose Thibodeaux.' With a melody based on the Cajun song "Grand Texas", some sources, including Allmusic, claim that the song was co-written by Williams and Moon Mullican, with Mullican uncredited but receiving ongoing royalties. [1] "Jambalaya" remains one of Hank Williams' most popular songs today. R Cajun and the Zydeco Brothers - Jambalaya - Gloucester Cajun … 1. In 2005, two versions of "Jambalaya" surged in Mexican folk music, one by Banda Limón and the other from the Duranguense group K-Paz de la Sierra. "Grand Texas" is a song about a lost love, a woman who left the singer to go with another man to "Big Texas". But the credible information from Falcon and others indicates that Moon and Hank co-wrote it while touring Louisiana together, with evocative and catchy letters from Cajun to create “Jambalaya.” Some accounts credit Mullican for writing the song and handing it to Hank, but it is not certain if Hank claimed the credit or if Moon sold Hank his share, common … It’s an upbeat song about a great feast and party, but the words to Jambalaya are cryptic because they’re a mixture of English and Cajun French with a bit of poetic license thrown in: Goodbye Joe, he gotta go, me oh my oh He gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952. With a melody based on the Cajun song "Grand Texas", some sources, including Allmusic, claim that the song … Fiddler Terry Huval, leader of very popular Jambalaya Cajun Band, is one of Cajun music's finest fiddlers and songwriters. … "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952. In case you thought this one-pot jambalaya was a Cajun dish, The Spruce Eats explains that it's actually both. Tracy E. Laird, "Louisiana Hayride: Radio & Roots Music Along the Red River," Oxford University Press, pp. This Hank Williams song is named after a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French creation. Named for a. and has since achieved popularity in a number of music genres. Hank's version actually reached into the Pop Top 20, but Mitch Miller, head of the pop music division at Columbia Records, gave the song to one of their top female vocalists Jo Stafford. 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