Written by Hank Williams Sr
Jo Stafford, “America’s Most Versatile Singer,” is one of America's most successful and celebrated vocalists. In the 1940’s and 1950’s she amassed 31 top-ten hits, was regarded as the favorite singer of the Armed Forces and was the first female artist to sell 25 million records.
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"Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952. Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in a number of music genres.
A version of the song was recorded by Jo Stafford in 1952, reaching #3 on the Billboard pop charts (and making the song well known to people other than country music fans). Mitch Miller had originally intended "Jambalaya" to be recorded by Jimmy Boyd for Columbia Records. Boyd turned the song down and Miller recorded it with Jo Stafford.
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