Alabama Jubilee (song)

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"Alabama Jubilee" is a song written with music by George L. Cobb and words by Jack Yellen. The first known recording was that of comedians Collins & Harlan in 1915. The song is considered an American popular standard. The most popular versions of the song were Red Foley's 1951 version (#3 country, #28 pop)[1] and the 1955 instrumental version by the Ferko String Band, which reached #13 on Cashbox, #14 on the Billboard Jukebox chart, and #20 in the UK.[2] A 1981 instrumental version by Roy Clark won the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.

The song is a popular marching band song. It was remade as a Tejano song "El circo" by Tony De La Rosa.[3]

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  1. ^ Red Foley's Chart Singles Discography Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  2. ^ Ferko String Band's Chart Singles Discography Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  3. ^ The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Regional Mexican Music - Page 80 Ramiro Burr - 1999 "Interestingly, "El Circo" was actually a remake of Red Foley's "Alabama Jubilee," which became a Top 10 hit on Billboard's country charts in 1951."