JAMBALAYA  (On The Bayou) 

Music and Lyrics by Hank Williams

This Hank Williams classic, introduced in 1952, peaked at #1 on the country chart by Williams himself, and at #3 on the pop chart, by Jo Stafford.  The rhythm track to our version was recorded in 1972, and put aside.  In the coming months, our schedule became ever tighter and, as I did not have enough time to listen to and/or write as many new songs as I would have liked, we completed this track in early 1973, for inclusion in our upcoming Now & Then album.  This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as A&Ms affiliates in Japan, England and Holland culled it as a single and it performed extremely well.  In Holland, a bit to our surprise, it became our biggest hit ever. 

 

Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. / Hiriam Music administered by Rightsong Music, Inc. (BMI)
Produced and Arranged by Richard Carpenter
Lead Vocal: Karen Carpenter
Backing Vocals: Karen and Richard Carpenter
Keyboards: Richard Carpenter
Bass: Joe Osborn
Drums: Hal Blaine
Flute: Bob Messenger
Guitar: Tony Peluso
Pedal Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons
Engineer: Ray Gerhardt
From the album Now & Then (1973 )
Remixed in 1991 by Richard Carpenter and Roger Young
Engineer: Roger Young
 

 

 

 
Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  Richard Carpenter

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