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 5th inductee of 2023, in my Doyle’s Space Music Hall of Fame, and my 17th inductee overall is The Eagles.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971. They are known for their harmonies, intricate guitar work, and well-crafted songwriting. Glenn Frey and Don Henley first met in 1970 when they were hired as session musicians for Linda Ronstadt’s backing band.
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.