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Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Composer: Hank Williams / (Moon Mullican)

Jambalaya (On The Bayou) was possibly performed by Old & In The Way in 1973. The song was performed by Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann with Doug Sahm, Leon Russell and others at a show in November 1972.

The song was first recorded by Hank Williams in the Summer of 1952 and released on a single a month later. The song stayed at #1 in the C & W charts for 14 weeks.

The role of Moon Mullican in the writing of the song is uncertain. It is possible that he contributed to the composition but was not officially credited for contractual reasons. The melody of the song is based on the Cajun song Grand Texas.



Hank Williams

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Window Shopping), Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, 1952
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Settin' The Woods On Fire), Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, 1952 (UK)
info Honky Tonkin', Hank Williams, 1954
no info Honky Tonkin' Part 2 EP, Hank Williams, 1954
no info Hank Williams, Hank Williams, 1955 (UK)
no info 36 of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits, Hank Williams, 1957
no info Hank Williams Favorites (EP), Hank Williams, 1959 (UK)
info Hank Williams' Greatest Hits: 14 of Hank's All-Time Best, Hank Williams, 1960
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive), Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, 1962
no info Single (Honky Tonk Blues / Jambalaya (On The Bayou)), Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, 1963
info The Very Best of Hank Williams, Hank Williams, 1963
no info Lost Highway and Folk Ballads, Hank Williams, 1964
no info The Hank Williams Story, Hank Williams, 1965
no info In Memory Of Hank Williams, 1966
no info More Hank Williams & Strings, Hank Williams, 1967
no info 24 Karat Gold Hits, Hank Williams, 1968
no info Single (Honky Tonk Blues / Jambalaya (On The Bayou)), Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, 1970
no info Life to Legend, Hank Williams, 1970
no info The Last Picture Show Soundtrack, Hank Williams / Bob Wills, 1970
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Half As Much / Kaw-Liga), Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, 1972 (UK)
no info Insights into "Hank Williams in Song and Story", Hank Williams/Hank Williams, Jr, 1974
no info 40 Greatest Hits, Hank Williams, 1978
no info Country & Western Classics, Hank Williams, 1982
no info Just Me And My Guitar, Hank Williams, 1985
no info Let's Turn Back The Years, Hank Williams, 1987
no info Rare Demos: First To Last, Hank Williams, 1990
info Original Singles Collection...Plus, Hank Williams, 1992
info Complete Hank Williams, Hank Williams, 1998
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of, Hank Williams, 1999
no info Live At The Grand Ole Opry , Hank Williams, 1999
no info Legendary Country Singers, Hank Williams, 2002
no info Rockin' Chair Money, Hank Williams, 2009
no info The Lost Concerts, Hank Williams, 2012
no info Icon 2, Hank Williams, 2014

Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (Jambalaya / Two-Faced Clock), Rex Allen With The Nashville Dixielanders, 1952
no info Single (Jambalaya / Two-Faced Clock), Neal Hefti And Frances Wayne, 1952
no info Big 4 Hits, Lucy Trailer / Delbert Barker, 1952
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Bigelow 6-200), Little Brenda Lee, 1956
no info Memories Of Hank Williams, Delbert Barker, 1956
no info Memories Of Hank Williams, Jug Scott, 1957
info Raisin' the Dickens, Little Jimmy Dickens, 1957
info Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1958
no info Marching to New Orleans, Ken Colyer's Omega Brass Band, 1958
no info Sing The Best In The Country, The Ames Brothers, 1959
no info This Is, Jimmy Newman, 1959
no info Sings Songs Of Hank Williams, Joni James, 1959
no info Single (Jambalaya / Kaw-Liga), Billy Mure Orchestra, 1960
no info Sings the Songs of Hank Williams, Ronnie Hawkins, 1960
no info Salutes Hank Williams, George Jones, 1960
info Brenda Lee, Brenda Lee, 1960?
no info Kitty's Choice, Kitty Wells, 1960
no info Showcase, Jo Stafford, 1960
no info Be My Love Again EP, Brenda Lee, 1960
no info Hits That Sold a Million, Rusty Draper with David Carroll & His Orchestra, 1960
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / This Could Be The Night), The Arena Twins, 1960
no info The Hank Williams Songs, The Pete King Chorale, 1960
no info Songs Everybody Knows, Teresa Brewer, 1961
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / I Hear You Knocking), Fats Domino, 1961
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / You Don't Know Me), April Ferris, 1961
no info Steel Guitar Sounds, Walter Haynes with Merry Melody Singers, 1962
no info Million Sellers by Fats, Fats Domino, 1962
no info The Hank Williams Song Book, Connie Stevens, 1962
no info Swingin' Western Strings of Leon McAuliff, Leon McAuliff, 1962
no info Steel Guitar Sounds Of Hank Williams, Don Helms, 1962
no info Songs By, Jimmy Newman, 1962
no info Single (Go Back To Daddy / Jambalaya (On The Bayou)), Pat Wayne, 1963
no info The Novelty Side Of, George Jones, 1963
no info Tuff Guitar, Al Caiola, 1964
no info On The Country-Side, Norman Luboff Choir, 1964
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)), Buddy Greco, 1964
no info Modern Sounds Of Hank Williams, Buddy Greco, 1964
no info Single (You Always Hurt The One You Love / Jambalaya (On The Bayou)), Fats Domino, 1965
no info Fats Domino '65, Fats Domino, 1965
no info Mr. Stick Man, Pete Fountain, 1965
no info Play Me A Country Song, "Big" Tiny Little, 1965
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / You're The Only World I Know), "Big" Tiny Little, 1965
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Hey, Good Lookin'), Spike Jones, 1965
no info That New Country Feeling, Henry Jerome And His Orchestra, 1965
info Hits From The Country Hall Of Fame, Floyd Cramer, 1965
info Big Beat Country Melodies, Jimmy Richardson and His Swinging Hammond, 1965
no info Your Cheatin' Heart Soundtrack, Hank Williams, Jr. & the Cheatin' Hearts, 1965
no info Rockin' Folk, Brian Hyland, 1965
info Roy Acuff Sings Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, 1966
no info 10 Golden Years, Brenda Lee, 1966
no info The Song's Been Sung, Tony Terran, 1966
no info Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino, 1967
no info Play The Nashville Sound, The Nashville Brass, 1968
no info Single (Jambalaya (On the Bayou) / Moonlight Bay / By the Light of the Silvery Moon), Bobby Blue, 1968
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Cold Cold Heart), Roy Williams, 1968
info Here's Conway Twitty and His Lonely Blue Boys, Conway Twitty, 1968
no info Recorded Live In Dallas, Texas, Charlie Walker, 1969
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Ala-bam), Dewey Martin, 1969
no info Simon Stokes And The Nighthawks, Simon Stokes And The Nighthawks, 1970
no info Hank Williams the Roy Orbison Way, Roy Orbison, 1970
no info All The Good Times, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1971
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Hoping To Say), Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1972
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Workin' On A Building), The Blue Ridge Rangers, 1972
no info Rock On, The Bunch, 1972
no info The Second Album, Jerry Riopelle, 1972
no info Live-In Person, Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass, 1972
no info 4 Channel (Quadraphonic) Dynamite, Enoch Light, 1972
info Country Boots, Boots Randolph, 1972
info Hank Wilson's Back, Leon Russell, 1973
info Song For Juli, Jesse Colin Young, 1973
info The Blue Ridge Rangers, The Blue Ridge Rangers, 1973
no info Now & Then, Carpenters, 1973
no info Shades Of Steel, Lloyd Green, 1973
no info I Love You More And More Every Day Pat Boone, 1973
no info The Brenda Lee Story Her Greatest Hits, Brenda Lee, 1973
no info When My Dreamboat Comes Home / Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino, 1973
no info Both Sides Of, The Plainsmen, 1974
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Mr. Guder), Carpenters, 1974 (UK)
info Stars And Stripes Forever, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1974
no info In Concert, Floyd Cramer, 1974
no info The Same As Always, Muleskinners, 1975
no info Emyr Ac Elwyn, Emyr Ac Elwyn, 1975
info National Folk Festival: Good Time Music, Various Artists (Louisiana Aces), 1975
no info Hank 'N' Me, Ray Price, 1976
no info Live At The Palladium, Carpenters, 1976
no info A Song For Us All, Jim Owen & The Drifting Cowboys, 1977
no info Live In Europe, Fats Domino, 1977
no info The Best Of, Gerry And The Pacemakers, 1977
no info Single (Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Jambalaya (On The Bayou)), Saskia & Serge, 1977
no info Everything's Coming Up Rosey, Roosevelt Savannah, 1977
no info Silver Blue, Silver Blue, 1978
no info Louisiana Man, Doug Kershaw, 1978
no info Ramblin' On My Mind, Lucinda Williams, 1979
no info The Live Album, Leon Russell & New Grass Revival, 1979
info I Still Care, Melba Montgomery, 1982
no info Rockin' The 88's, John Potter, 1982
info Alive At Avoca, Bob Everhart with Bluegrass Playground, 1985
no info Live At Montreux, Fats Domino, 1987
no info The Best Of, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1987
no info The Best Of, Doug Kershaw, 1989
no info Scandal: Music From The Motion Picture, Various Artists (Fats Domino), 1989
no info Blaze: Soundtrack, Various Artists (Bonnie Sheridan), 1989
info Classic: The Definitive Edition of His Sun Recordings 1956-1963, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1989
no info Their Greatest Hits, Carpenters, 1990
no info Anthology 1956-1980, Brenda Lee, 1991
no info They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings, Fats Domino, 1991
info Beat It, Blow It, Strum It, Hum It, Sunshine Skiffle Band, 1992
no info Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge, Professor Longhair, 1992
no info Ol' Waylon Sings Ol' Hank, Waylon Jennings, 1992
no info The Decca Years Vol. 7: Marching Back To New Orleans, Ken Colyer's Jazzmen / Omega Brass Band, 1992
no info Rum And Coke, Professor Longhair, 1993
info Greatest Hits, Johnny Russell, 1993
info Out of New Orleans, Fats Domino, 1993
info A Night in San Francisco, Van Morrison, 1994
info The Locust Years...And the Return to the Promised Land, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1994
info Keeper of the Flame, Vernon Oxford, 1995
no info Play Hank Williams, Roy Clark & Joe Pass, 1995
no info Fiddle & A Song, Byron Berline, 1995
no info Hank By George, George Jones, 1995
no info A Tribute To Hank Williams, Various Artists (Wanda Jackson), 1995
info Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine, Wanda Jackson, 1997
info Barbeque Soul-A-Bration, Various Artists (Fats Domino), 1998
info From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music, Various Artists (Professor Longhair), 1998
no info Live At Gilley's, Fats Domino, 1999
no info Live At Gilley's, Carl Perkins, 1999
no info Lost Highway: A Tribute to Hank Williams, Various Artists (Fats Domino), 1999
info Route 50: Vanguard Records 50th Anniversary Sampler, Various Artists (Tab Benoit), 2000
info Golden Moments, Melba Montgomery, 2001
info Live in CPH, SP Just Frost, 2001
info Walking to New Orleans, Fats Domino, 2002
info Sweet Nothings, Brenda Lee, 2002
info All-Time Greatest Hits, Johnny Russell, 2002
no info The Essential Collection: 1965 - 1997, Carpenters, 2002
no info Kings Of Cajun, Jimmy C. Newman & Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke, 2003
no info Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson / Hank Willams The Roy Orbison Way, Roy Orbison, 2004
no info Carpenters Gold, Carpenters, 2004
info Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans, Various Artists (Clifton Chenier), 2004
no info Alive & Pickin'/Louisiana Man, Doug Kershaw, 2005
no info Waylon Sings Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, 2006
no info Oh My Nola, Harry Connick, Jr., 2007
no info Rockin' Folk/The Joker Went Wild, Brian Hyland, 2007
info You'll Never Walk Alone: The EMI Years 1963-1966, Gerry & the Pacemakers, 2008
no info Hankerings: A Tribute To Hank Williams By. Doug Fieger, 2010
no info Greatest Hits, Freddy Fender, 2010
no info Live From Nashville, Daniel O'Donnell, 2011
no info The Singing Mailman Delivers, John Prine, 2011
no info The Essential Jerry Lee Lewis, 2013

 
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