Download Here Definition of “jambalaya”: a spicy dish of rice usually cooked with ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp, or oysters. Yum! That makes me want to put some together this weekend with sausage and chicken. Good eatin’, folks.
But jambalaya isn’t just great food…. it’s also great music…. and fun. That’s why almost every singer on the planet has recorded the song. Hank Williams did it first (since he wrote most of it), then Jo Stafford (just silly), then Brenda Lee (her first single), and a slew of other artists from Fats Domino to The Carpenters. Even Elvis thought it was worth a track on one of his live albums.
I’ve done this song for years – since it was written, I think… but I’m not tellin’ when that was. Always the same way… that ol’ Cajun two-step that really requires an accordion and a washboard, but we heard a rockier (is that a word?) version a few years ago and have been doing it that way ever since. Try our version the next time you perform the song. If you’re not having fun with it, you’re not doing it right.