Here comes the sun (Beatles song but he sung it too). His version was played every day at sunrise in Key West when I was working a topsail schooner in Key West. I met him there when the boat I was working on was sailing out of the marina area and so was he. He rafted up and came aboard. The passengers were thrilled. Heck so was I.
@savvysapphire Some of the passengers met him in his bar the night before. I was on duty so couldn’t join the passengers. When on board he wanted to steer the schooner, talked a lot with the captain, sang a couple of songs for the passengers using the ratty guitar the captain had… I didn’t really get to talk to him (working, and passengers get priority for everything) but I did release his bow line and toss it to him when he was sailing off again. That has to count for something. Right? (grin).
My dad loves Jimmy Buffett, and now I love him too. It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but I love Fins, and Desperation Samba always gets me singing and dancing when I’m driving (even if I’m in a rotten mood)…and then there’s Come Monday. I’ll go with those are my three favorites. For today. Tomorrow that could change. And now, I’m off to listen to some Jimmy Buffett.
I can’t pick just one but I’m very fond of Cheeseburger in Paradise and Volcano, and also everything on the Banana Wind album. I grew up with my father on a boat listening to Jimmy’s music, so it’s close to my heart.
@PooltoyWolf I’m not familiar with that… But reminds me of the song “Secret Agent Man”, I think by Johnny Rivers. I always thought it sounded like he was saying “Secret Asian Man” (although I knew what he was really singing).
Anyhow, I googled it once to see if I was the only one who thought he sounded like he was saying “Asian”… There’s at least half a dozen parody songs called “Secret Asian Man” based on his song… So yes, it sounds like that to many people. Lol
Growing up in South Florida and having a vacation time share in the Keys, Buffet’s music has been a part of my life since he started. I have seen him perform many times. Almost anything he does live is good.
My parents were over the top Parrot Heads until a few years ago when they realized he was a democrat. Now they hate him on principal. Which is a shame since being Parrot Heads was an important part of their lives.
They listened to Jimmy constantly when I was growing up. I hated it because I liked noisy music.
I can admit that Come Monday is a genuinely good song though.