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Islands JB Mentions In Songs

Post by HurricaneSeason » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:06 am

Started thinking to the other day and laughed about the articles over the years describing Jimmy as singing about islands etc. Does he? I was surprised that he doesn't mention them very much. Here's a list of what I've managed to recall so far:

CARIBBEAN/ATLANTIC/GULF OF MEXICO ISLANDS IN SONGS
Volcano
I don’t want to land on no Three Mile Island

Presents To Send You
Thought I might sail down to Bridgetown
Spend some time in the Barbados sun

Migration
Well now, if I ever live to be an old man
I’m gonna sail down to Martinique

Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street
Her lover left her stranded in Jamaica

Mañana
While the lights of St. Thomas about twenty miles west

My African Friend
Business in Aruba concluded
With my weekend in Haiti concluded

Fins
Somewhere down Montserrat way
Sailed off to Antigua

The Night I Painted The Sky
To the shores of St. Martin

Jamaica Mistaica
Back to Jamaica

Desdemona’s Building A Rocket Ship
She was down in Puerto Rico

False Echoes
The skies over Cuba turned pink with the light

Incommunicado
Travis McGee’s still in Cedar Key

Meet Me In Memphis
He’s hold up down on Ramrod Key in the Tavernier Hotel

Prince Of Tides
Out on Dafuskie Island, the bulldozers bury the past

Everybody’s Got A Cousin In Miami
They were off to Cayo Hueso by the dawns early light

Merry Christmas, Alabama (Never Far From Home)
To St. Barth’s and the Florida Keys

Conky Tonkin'
How ’bout lunch in Key Largo
And they drove all the way to Key West

Oysters And Pearls
Lindbergh left Long Island in 1927



PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS
Christmas Island
How’d ya like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
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Re: Islands JB Mentions In Songs

Post by Air M'Ville Cap'n » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:52 am

Manana

While the lights of St. Thomas about twenty miles west

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Re: Islands JB Mentions In Songs

Post by HurricaneSeason » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:05 pm

Dammit. I have Manana in my original list. I must've deleted it somehow.

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Re: Islands JB Mentions In Songs

Post by HurricaneSeason » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:10 pm

Edited now.

I can't think of any others. Does he ever say Key West in a song? Cayo Hueso is in one but I can't recall him ever saying Key West. Or Cuba even!

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Post by Coolbreeze2444 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:11 am

HurricaneSeason wrote:Edited now.

I can't think of any others. Does he ever say Key West in a song? Cayo Hueso is in one but I can't recall him ever saying Key West. Or Cuba even!
There's Cuban Crime of Passion. He doesn't actually say "Cuba" but he does say "Cuban" and "Havana."
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Re: Islands JB Mentions In Songs

Post by Coolbreeze2444 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:14 am

In "Last Mango in Paris" he mentions Captain Tony's, but he never says Key West. So, I don't how you want to score that one. He actually has quite a few references to places on islands without actually naming the island.
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Re: Islands JB Mentions In Songs

Post by jollymon345 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:03 pm

Conky Tonkin`

And they drove all the way to Key West

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Re: Islands JB Mentions In Songs

Post by SharkysMV1 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:08 pm

Not necessarily a tropical island, but, since i live on the Sound:

Oysters and Pearls : Long Island
Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful: Long Island Sound
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Re: Islands JB Mentions In Songs

Post by HurricaneSeason » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:39 pm

Coolbreeze2444 wrote:
HurricaneSeason wrote:Edited now.

I can't think of any others. Does he ever say Key West in a song? Cayo Hueso is in one but I can't recall him ever saying Key West. Or Cuba even!
There's Cuban Crime of Passion. He doesn't actually say "Cuba" but he does say "Cuban" and "Havana."
Well... Cuban. That's a cultural thing, really, the subject of the song anyway.

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Re: Islands JB Mentions In Songs

Post by HurricaneSeason » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:41 pm

SharkysMV1 wrote:Not necessarily a tropical island, but, since i live on the Sound:

Oysters and Pearls : Long Island
Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful: Long Island Sound
It doesn't have to be tropical! But you're correct. Missed that one! And I missed Conky Tonkin' (gee, I wonder why).

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