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“Breathe in Breathe Out Move On” Single From Hurricane Relief Show

posted February 1st, 2018 at 11:40 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and Caroline Jones are releasing a single of their live performance of Buffett’s “Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On” song from November’s hurricane relief concert in Tallahassee. From Yahoo:

Yahoo Entertainment is pleased to debut the duet between singer-songwriter Caroline Jones and legendary entertainer Jimmy Buffett, ““Breathe in, Breathe Out, Move On,” from this benefit for fans to enjoy. The song will be available for download Feb. 2 here, and a portion of the proceeds from the single will be donated to Singing for Change for their continuing efforts for the hurricane victims.

Jones noted of the collaboration: “Jimmy is authentic to his message through and through. Nowhere is that more evident than in the lyrics of ‘Breathe in, Breathe Out, Move On,’ which is a song about the beauty and resilience of the human spirit in life’s challenging times. Performing the song at the Trying To Reason Hurricane Benefit was a goosebump moment for me. I’m so honored to be able to share it with the world, in hopes that the song will inspire others the way it has inspired me.”

“This is for all of us right now,” Buffett added. “That’s the way you get through anything in life — breathe in, breathe out, move on.”

The single will be available for download at iTunes on February 2nd. Click here for link.




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“Margaritaville” Included in Grammy Hall of Fame 2016

posted June 8th, 2016 at 10:47 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s iconic tune “Margaritaville” is one of 26 songs being included in the 2016 Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame Class 2016.

Part of the reason Jimmy Buffett’s iconic hit “Margaritaville” has stood the test of time is that it’s a song everyone can relate to, Shoals bassist, producer and former recording studio owner Norbert Putnam said.
Putnam should know.

He produced the track in 1977 with Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band.

“Margaritaville” is also connected with a restaurant chain, a chain of hotels, and a variety of other products such as “frozen concoction makers,” commonly known as blenders.

“It has every element for a good story,” Putnam said.

The singer refers to sitting on his front porch swing, strumming his six string. He’s noticing tourists covered in suntan oil, smelling shrimp beginning to boil, and cuts his foot on a pop top.

And like all good stories, Putnam said, the song has that element of drama or conflict.

“Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, but I know, it’s nobody’s fault,” the chorus goes. Later in the song, however, the chorus changes and he laments, “… it’s my own … fault.”

Putnam said he agreed to produce a new Buffett album in the late 1970s after being approached by Buffett’s producer, Don Gant. According to Putnam, Buffett wanted to record his next album with his touring band, but Gant preferred recording with his favorite Nashville, Tennessee, session musicians.

So Putnam agreed to meet with Buffett at his favorite Nashville restaurant.

Putnam said Buffett told him “my band is more like the Rolling Stones than Nashville studio musicians.”

“I thought that was a pretty profound statement,” Putnam said.

He caught the band live and just like Buffett said, they came out “like a big heavy rock band.”

“And the crowd went wild,” Putnam said. “I thought, this must work. I met with Jimmy the next week and said, play me some songs. Everything he played had saltwater in it.”

Putnam had been in Miami, Florida, the year before with the Pousette-Dart Band, so he thought getting Buffett out of Nashville and into some Miami salt air might be good for the recording sessions.

About a week later, Buffett came to Putnam with “Changes in Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes,” and they were off to the beach.

One morning over breakfast, Buffett told Putnam he had a new song he titled “Margaritaville.” Putnam asked what “Margaritaville” was.

He said Buffett replied,”It’s a day in my life in Key West.”

“I’m sitting there thinking, I don’t know if this is a song or not,” Putnam said. “About the second week, he comes in and throws his legal pad down, grabs his guitar and said, listen to this. We gathered around and he sang ‘Margaritaville’ from start to finish.”

It appeared on “Changes In Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” which was recorded at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami and Putnam’s Quadrophonic Recording Studios in Nashville.

The song became Buffett’s highest charting solo single, reaching number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number one on the Hot Adult Contemporary Chart.

Read more here.


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Buffett and Toby Keith Teaming up For Duet Again

posted September 10th, 2015 at 10:52 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s last studio album, Songs From St. Somewhere (2013), included the Toby Keith duet “Too Drunk to Karaoke”. Around the same time that the pair recorded that song, they also recorded “Sailboat For Sale” for a later Keith album, and the time has now come.

Toby Keith will release his next studio album entitled 35 MPH Town on October 9th, and “Sailboat For Sale” with Buffett is listed as the 8th track on the record.

Don’t forget to get tickets to one of Buffett’s fall shows!

(hat tip HavanaMatt)


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Get the “Workin’ N’ Playin'” Single at iTunes

posted August 15th, 2015 at 9:37 pm

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by Josh Martin

The new single from Jimmy Buffett, “Workin’ N’ Playin’, is now available for purchase and download at iTunes.

Get it now!




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Jimmy Releases New Single: “The Ever Elusive Future”

posted June 2nd, 2015 at 3:03 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett released a new song today entitled “The Ever Elusive Future”! Get it now at iTunes!




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Longtime Buffett Friend and Collaborator Jesse Winchester Dies

posted April 11th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

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by Josh Martin

Even if you don’t know who Jesse Winchester is, as a Buffett fan you’ve likely heard at least one of his songs. In Buffett’s long career, he’s recorded six of Winchester’s songs: Rhumba Man, L’air De La Louisiane, Defying Gravity, Biloxi, Nothing But a Breeze, and I Wave Bye Bye. In the liner notes of the box set Boats, Beaches, Bars, and Ballads, Buffett said “like a solid relief pitcher, Jesse Winchester is a source of songs I return to again and again. ”

Winchester died at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday morning after battling cancer. He was 69.

When Buffett played the concert for the Gulf Coast in 2010, Winchester joined Buffett on stage to sing “Rhumba Man,” “Mississippi You’re On My Mind,” and “Biloxi.”

A year after that, in 2011, Jesse was told he had esophageal cancer. He stopped in the middle of a tour and began radiation treatments, followed by surgery. Immediately, Buffett and Elvis Costello agreed that it would be a good idea to put together a tribute album as a show of support.

At Christmas of 2011 Buffett wrote to Jesse and told him the album was coming, a gift from a whole bunch of grateful musicians and songwriters to a master. Jesse expressed his gratitude and had some good news of his own. He had beat the odds – after treatment and surgery the doctors had told him he was cancer free.

Winchester’s cancer returned in February, this time in his bladder and was inoperable.

Download the tribute album Quiet About It at iTunes.

Read more about Jesse Winchester’s life here.


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