Jambalaya (On the Bayou): Hank Williams

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11 Comments on “Jambalaya (On the Bayou): Hank Williams”

  1. Spaceman Says:

    They all crazy down that away, I guarontee dat

    • katry Says:

      Spaceman,
      I used to watch him all the time on PBS. I remember he never used measuring spoons; he’d just put the amount in the palm of his hand. He’d sometimes take the cup or the measuring spoon, the amount in the recipe he’d put on his palm, and put it in the correct measuring tool. He was always right on. I thought he was amazing to do that.

  2. Spaceman Says:

    Justin was a blast. And lau, you just can’t beat a bowl of seafood gumbo. May be the world’s tastiest dish.

    • katry Says:

      Spaceman,
      He was on prior to Food Network, and my mother and I would watch together when I visited her and my dad. PBS has so many great, interesting chefs including Julia.

      I like this song a lot. I’ve never heard it before. The music is great. Love that fiddle!

  3. Mark Anderson Says:

    Hank Williams “co-authored” this song with a writer named Moon Mullican. Although it’s easy to catch the fun of the song, it can be hard to catch the words.Check out the words subtitled on Karen Carpenter’s version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4o86juvMEE
    The version I remember from my childhood was actually sung by Jo Stafford:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmiOd496los
    But maybe my favorite versions are those fronted by John Fogerty:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa2Tl5BeK-U
    But here is a delightful Cajun band version!:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUgLafbQtc4
    Enjoy!

    • katry Says:

      Mark,
      Who is Yvonne? Karen Carpenter just didn’t think that name smack dap in the middle was strange. Must be some Cajun thing! I had to laugh at some of her translation.
      I’ve heard the Jo Stafford before, and I like it. She has a great voice for this song. My mother was a Jo fan so we heard a lot of her music growing up. Shrimp Boats is one I remember best.
      I love Creedence, but I don’t remember this song. I can’t believe I missed it. I too am a huge John Fogerty fan. His is another voice perfect for this song.
      I love Cajun music and have a few albums. This last song is my favorite of them all. It is a toe tapper and I found my head keeping rhythm.

      Thanks for the great posting!

  4. Mark Anderson Says:

    Kat, Hank W pronounces it: “my Eevun (Yvonne) the sweetest wun . . .”
    We did make it to Chatham last week with our “middle 5” grandchildren and I had a CD for you but was just so involved with the kids (and traffic) that I never got to call or stop by. Sorry! Another time . . . maybe in the Fall after the traffic clears out 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Mark,
      That explains Karen’s Yvonne which didn’t at all sound Cajun.

      The traffic has been horrendous. With the weather so lovely people are flocking here. I’ll be around if you come down again!

      Hope you had a great time with your family!!


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