Mark Twain Tribute to Feature Buffett's Voice

posted December 1st, 2010 at 2:53 pm

16 Comments »
by Josh

Jimmy Buffett is lending his voice to a Mark Twain tribute album that is being put together by the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal, Missouri:

The country-flavored CD is still a work in progress. Some of the audio is still scratchy around the edges. Carl Jackson’s voice fills in for Jimmy Buffett’s throughout the current product as he waits for Buffett, a late contributor, to finish recording his spoken-word turn as Twain’s ragamuffin hero Huckleberry Finn.

Clint Eastwood plays the voice of Twain in the dialog with Buffett that will buffer between the musical numbers on the album. Other artists lending their voice and musical talents include Brad Paisley, EmmyLou Harris, Vince Gill, former Shenandoah frontman Marty Raybon, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and more.

Mark Twain has been very influential on the music and writings of Jimmy, most notably on the songs That’s What Living Is To Me and Take Another Road.

The museum hopes to release the album in time for the holidays.


Tagged in Albums, Miscellaneous

  • Priscillawrites

    I was one of the lucky people in Hannibal on Mark Twain’s 175th birthday that got to hear this album. All I can say is STUNNING! Every track, every word, every lyric, perfection!
    Thank you Jimmy Buffett for helping to make this project PERFECT!

    • http://www.buffettworld.com Josh Martin

      That’s awesome. I go to Hannibal from time to time. I’ll have to check out the museum

  • Priscillawrites

    I was one of the lucky people in Hannibal on Mark Twain’s 175th birthday that got to hear this album. All I can say is STUNNING! Every track, every word, every lyric, perfection!
    Thank you Jimmy Buffett for helping to make this project PERFECT!

    • http://www.buffettworld.com Josh Martin

      That’s awesome. I go to Hannibal from time to time. I’ll have to check out the museum

    • http://www.buffettworld.com Josh Martin

      That’s awesome. I go to Hannibal from time to time. I’ll have to check out the museum

  • Priscillawrites

    I was one of the lucky people in Hannibal on Mark Twain’s 175th birthday that got to hear this album. All I can say is STUNNING! Every track, every word, every lyric, perfection!
    Thank you Jimmy Buffett for helping to make this project PERFECT!

  • Equatorial

    Jimmy Buffett as Huck Finn??? Yes please!!! This is awesome!!! Mr. Buffett meets Mr. Twain!!! Suh-weet!!!

  • Equatorial

    Jimmy Buffett as Huck Finn??? Yes please!!! This is awesome!!! Mr. Buffett meets Mr. Twain!!! Suh-weet!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindy.lovell Cindy Lovell

    Jimmy Buffett has done more to promote Mark Twain than any other entertainer in the world. His songs about Twain are perfect. And he writes about Mark Twain in his books. I personally know a few dozen ocean lifeguards in Florida who read “Following the Equator” just because Jimmy likes the book. Everyone at the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal is deeply indebted to Jimmy for his love of Twain and all he does to inspire others to pick up Twain’s works. Josh, let us know next time you’re coming to Hannibal. We’d love to show you around! It’s the land of Tom and Huck. And “Equatorial” is right… Jimmy Buffett is the ultimate Huck Finn!

    • http://www.buffettworld.com Josh Martin

      I will Cindy… thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindy.lovell Cindy Lovell

    Jimmy Buffett has done more to promote Mark Twain than any other entertainer in the world. His songs about Twain are perfect. And he writes about Mark Twain in his books. I personally know a few dozen ocean lifeguards in Florida who read “Following the Equator” just because Jimmy likes the book. Everyone at the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal is deeply indebted to Jimmy for his love of Twain and all he does to inspire others to pick up Twain’s works. Josh, let us know next time you’re coming to Hannibal. We’d love to show you around! It’s the land of Tom and Huck. And “Equatorial” is right… Jimmy Buffett is the ultimate Huck Finn!

    • http://www.buffettworld.com Josh Martin

      I will Cindy… thanks!

    • http://www.buffettworld.com Josh Martin

      I will Cindy… thanks!

  • http://www.karenmaeby.com Karen Maeby

    I love Mark Twain AND Jimmy Buffett. Perfect, perfect, perfect! Can’t wait.

  • http://www.karenmaeby.com Karen Maeby

    I love Mark Twain AND Jimmy Buffett. Perfect, perfect, perfect! Can’t wait.

  • Going to see the world :)

    Best CD ever!

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