Margaritaville.com and Mailboat Records has additional information on Jimmy Buffett’s new album “Buffet Hotel”, including the full track list:
A brand new studio album, named for an old colonial era train station/hotel Jimmy ran across in Timbuktu, Mali during a trip to the “Festival In The Desert,” will feature Summerzcool, A Lot To Drink About, Surfing In a Hurricane and 9 other new songs!
The title track has a strong West African influence and was conceived during that same trip to Mali for the music festival. “It was one of the best musical experiences of my life,” said Jimmy. The Buffet Hotel was the venue for the music scene that exploded in Mali after its independence in 1960.
In addition to the Coral Reefer Band, the album also includes guest artists Sonny Landreth, Jake Shimabukuro, Cedric Burnside, Steve “Lightnin’” Malcome and Toumani Diabate. Produced by Mike Utley and Mac McAnally, the release also features a 24-page booklet with lyrics, stories behind the song, and how Jimmy went to West Africa looking for stories, and returned with an album. “…Stories are still the things good songs are made of,” said Jimmy.
1. Nobody From Nowhere
3. Big Top
4. Beautiful Swimmers
5. Turn Up The Heat and Chill The Rose
7. Rhumba Man
8. We Learned To Be Cool From You
9. Surfing In a Hurricane
10. Life Short Call Now
11. Buffet Hotel
12. A Lot To Drink About
“Buffet Hotel” contains 12 great new songs, and also includes a 24-page booklet printed on recycled paper. The CD was influenced by a trip to the West African “Festival In The Desert,” a music event that takes place annually near Timbuktu. It was in Bamako that Jimmy discovered Buffet Hotel, an old colonial era train station/hotel, which was where the music scene flourished in Mali in the 60’s. This collection includes a few songs that Jimmy premiered during the 2009 summer tour, including “Summerzcool” and “A Lot To Drink About.” Guest artists on the album include Sonny Landreth, Jake Shimabukuro, Cedric Burnside, Steve “Lightnin’” Malcolm and Toumani Diabate, and was produced by long-time Coral Reefers Mike Utley and Mac McAnally.
Pre-Order now from Amazon.com or Mailboat Records. The album will be released December 8th.
Last Thursday Jimmy Buffett played a gig at the Anheuser Busch NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) VIP Party at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel. The party was held in conjunction with the NACS Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed Saturday at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California. The San Jose Mercury News has a review of the show:
After all that, Sheryl Crow was perfectly positioned to deliver a fan-friendly set, yet she disappointed by only dishing out a handful of hits. It would be up to Jimmy Buffett, the mayor of “Margaritaville,” to really get the party started.
The 62-year-old singer-songwriter, in his long-overdue Bridge debut, accomplished that task in fine fashion as he and his seven-piece Coral Reefer Band rolled out tender versions of “A Pirate Looks at Forty” and “Come Monday” as well as the tropical anthems “Volcano” and “Margaritaville.” They also played a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Scarlet Begonias” – which the most-famous Deadhead in attendance, basketball great Bill Walton, dubbed as “excellent.” (Buffett performed only on Saturday, while comedian Adam Sandler filled that time slot on Sunday.)
Amazon has listed the new Jimmy Buffett album “Buffet Hotel”. The release date is December 8th.
No other details are available from Amazon, but we have more information here.
We expect the album to include the following songs that have been played on tour the last two years:
- We’re Still Here
- A Lot to Drink About
- Surfing in a Hurricane
- Buffet Hotel
The title of the new album (and song) were conceived during a trip to the “Festival in the Desert,” a music festival that takes place annually near Timbuktu, Mali. It was there that Jimmy ran across a place called “Buffet Hotel,” somewhere that Jimmy describes as a “train station-slash-whorehouse.”
Pre-Order now through Amazon
(hat tip to Adam for passing this along)
We posted the rumor way back in February that Jimmy Buffett was expected to play at the 60th Anniversary of LeSelect on St. Barts in the Caribbean on November 7th. Below is the promotional poster for the event:
More info here:
Back in 1949, 60 years ago, our goof friend Marius Stakelborough started a small bar in St. Barths called LeSelect. It’s become one of the most popular and well-known bars in the Caribbean. Marius has also become good friends with us at St. Hazards and even made the 2,000 mile journey to visit in 2006.
The big party to celebrate the 60th will be Nov. 6, 7 and 8th. Jimmy Bufett and Marius also have become good friends since Jimmy lived on St. Barths many years ago. He’s even bringing his entire Coral Reefer Band to put on a free concert as part of the party. Here’s the first look at the poster for this concert plus a few photos of LeSelect. The photo of Jimmy was taken at one of the beaches on St. Barths. You can see the St. Hazards flag on the inside view of LeSelect.
The Margaritaville Cafe on Grand Cayman was robbed Friday morning:
Two armed men held up Margaritaville shortly after it opened on Friday morning.
The robbers, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, made their way to the office on the upper floor and ordered the female accountant at gunpoint to hand over cash.
The amount of money the robbers made off with in the 8.20am hold up is unknown. The men escaped through a back door that leads on to Cardinall Avenue.
Two people, the accountant and a manager, were in the office at the time. The manager was ordered to lie on the floor and was told that if he moved, he would be shot.
No–one was hurt in the robbery.
Read the full story here.