So how did Jimmy describe his music? Well, in the late 70s he called it “Drunken Caribbean Rock ‘n’ Roll!” These days, however, “Gulf and Western” is the preferred descriptor for fans—and even Buffett himself!
Jimmy Buffett, born James William Buffett on December 25, 1946, was a renowned American musician, songwriter, author, and businessman known for his laid-back, tropical-themed music and persona. Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and raised in Mobile, Alabama. James Delaney Buffett, often referred to as J.D. Buffett, was Jimmy’s father who worked for the Army Corps of Engineers.
My second 2023 inductee, 14th overall, is Sir Paul McCartney. He is the first to be in my hall twice, once for The Beatles and now for his post-Beatle career.
The Beatles’ bassist, vocalist, and songwriter would continue solo beginning in 1970 at the sign of the break-up of the band. He would release his first LP, McCartney, a month before the release of The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be. The album, rich with experimentation, has McCartney performing all instruments and vocals himself, aside from some backing vocals performed by Linda McCartney. It also contained the song, “Maybe I’m Amazed”.
Lainey Wilson was born May 19, 1992, and raised in Baskin, Louisiana, a town of only 300 people. Her dad was a farmer and her mother was a schoolteacher. Her father taught her a couple of chords and she soon started writing songs releasing an extended play (EP) on Myspace titled “Country Girls Rule” in 2006.
There is moonlight and moss in the trees, Down the Seven Bridges Road
There are some songs that were bigger, sometimes a Billboard hit, in their concert recorded version. They may have a studio-recorded counterpart but the live version, in this case, was bigger. I’ll stay away from the ones that have a “fake” live audience. The last criteria, it has to be a favorite of mine.
Joel Whitburn is known by music industry experts around the world for the detailed record research he began as a hobby. He was born November 29, 1939, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He started collecting records in his teens and subscribed to Billboard in 1953. When they started the Hot 100 in 1958 Joel would record the chart placings of records on index cards.
Now these fine ladies, they had a plan, they were out to meet the boys in the band, they said, “Come on dudes, let’s get it on”, and we proceeded to tear that hotel down
It was July 1973 and the song “We’re An American Band” was all over the radio. I purchased the Capitol album and was shocked when I got home and opened it up. I found a bright yellow vinyl record inside with a custom label. The only colored records I had ever seen were some of the children’s records my Mother bought me as a child.
Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were both born in Texas, Seals in Sidney and Crofts in Cisco.
When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.
Get in step. Join the Record Parade. Bring your old records back to your dealer now.
Back during WWII, it was difficult for the record manufacturers to obtain shellac to press new recordings. This started a campaign for people to bring in the old records, even broken, to be re-melted and re-recorded.
When I was young, before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.