jerry lee CMHOf HITS COVER

1969 LP released after his revival as a country hitmaker.

I don’t know why I am not in (the Country Music Hall of Fame),” Lewis said. “I mean, they got it stirred up and talking about it. I don’t know why they don’t put me in it. I don’t understand that.”

Kristen Hall of the Associated Press recently interviewed Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Sun Records rockabilly icon, one quarter of the famous "Million Dollar Quartet" jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, about this very thing. An online petition exists, aimed at the Country Music Association, urging them to make this move (not all the facts stated are accurate).

Published in Get Rhythm
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 07:56

The Story Of A Song: 'Jambalaya'

Everyone knows this song...

"Jambalaya" Hank's 1952 original.   A # 1 country single for 16 weeks.

Hank's version actually reached into the Pop Top 20, but Mitch Miller, head of the pop music division at Columbia Records, gave the song to one of their top female vocalists Jo Stafford. 

"Jambalaya" Jo Stafford,  a 1952 # 1 pop hit.

But where did it come from?  Read on...

Published in Get Rhythm