It's Single Song Sunday time again, folks. This time out we have Hank Williams' stomping standard "Jambalaya" for you.
We start with Hank's 1952 original, of course, then follow it with two versions that hit the US charts - Fats Domino in 1961 and John Fogerty in 1973. The song was chosen as Brenda Lee's debut single in 1956 (it didn't chart) - her voice already sounds great, which is more than can be said for the arrangement.
In the second half we have some Dutch rockers and a German pop poppet, with The Residents inserted between them just in case things kick off. Then we finish with a Creole gentleman showing the rest of them how it should be done.
There is no Mandatory Reggae Version. I did find one - this effort - but, as unlikely as it might seem to regular readers, there are depths to which even I will not sink.
"Jambalaya" - Hank Williams
"Jambalaya" - Fats Domino
"Jambalaya" - John Fogerty
"Jambalaya" - Brenda Lee
"Jambalaya" - Shocking Blue
"Jambalaya" - The Residents
"Jambalaya" - Gerd Böttcher
"Jambalaya" - C.J. Chenier