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The Music of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

P. A. Panozzo "educator, history enthusiast, avid reader"
The list author says: ""I fly, I sail, I throw caution to the wind, drift like a stratus cloud above the Caribbean". Jimmy Buffett has written, recorded and performed some of the greatest music ever created. His songs are of life and full of life!. Jimmy Buffett fans (Parrotheads) need a Listmania list devoted to his music. The albums are categorized chronologically, studio release, live release and compilation."
Down to Earth
Down to Earth
"released in 1970.  Folk rock style, very different from the style of music Buffett is known for!  Notable songs include:  The Captain and the Kid."
High Cumberland Jubilee
High Cumberland Jubilee
"released in 1971.  Folk rock style again.  Notable songs include:  In the Shelter (one of my favorites - re-recorded on the Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes album)."
A White Sport Coat & A Pink Crustacean
A White Sport Coat & A Pink Crustacean
"released in 1973.  Buffett's breakout album, retains a strong country flavor.  The Coral Reefer band joined Buffett.  Michael Utley (piano) and Greg "Fingers" Taylor (harmonica) first performed on this album.  Notable songs include:  Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit and Why Don't We Get Drunk. I especially like The Great Filling Station Hold Up and Peanut Butter Conspiracy!"
Living And Dying In 3/4 Time
Living And Dying In 3/4 Time
"released in 1974.  Notable songs:  Come Monday and Pencil Thin Mustache, my favorite."
A-1-A
A-1-A
"also released in 1974.  A good introductory album to Buffett and his style.  Notable songs include:  A Pirate Looks at Forty and Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season.  I especially like Tin Cup Chalice. This is a must have album!"
Havana Daydreamin'
Havana Daydreamin'
"released in 1976.  Notable songs include:  Havana Daydreamin and a remake of The Captain and the Kid. I especially like the songs Big Rig, Defying Gravity and Kick it in Second Wind.  This is a very underrated album!"
Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes
Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes
"released in 1977.  One of my favorite albums, the first one I bought!  Notable songs include:  Margaritaville, title track Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes, and my personal favorites Wonder Why We Ever Go Home, Banana Republics and a remake of In The Shelter."
Son of a Son of a Sailor
Son of a Son of a Sailor
"released in 1978.  Another big favorite album.  Notable songs include: title track Son of a Son of a Sailor, Cheeseburger in Paradise and my personal favorites Manana, Cowboy in the Jungle, Coast of Marseilles and African Friend"
Volcano
Volcano
"released in 1979.  Notable songs include:  Volcano, Fins,  Boat Drinks, and my personal favorite Dreamsicle."
Coconut Telegraph
Coconut Telegraph
"released in 1981.  Mac McAnally makes his debut collaboration with Buffett.  Notable songs include:  Coconut Telegraph, It's My Job (written by McAnally) and Incommunicado (a song written for the passing of actor John Wayne), and my personal favorite Little Miss Magic."
Somewhere Over China
Somewhere Over China
"released in 1982. Notable songs include:  It's Midnight and I'm not Famous Yet and Slow Boat to China.  My favorite song is When Salome Plays the Drum."
One Particular Harbor
One Particular Harbor
"released in 1983.  Notable songs include:  title track One Particular Harbor (my favorite), We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About, and the Van Morrison re-make Brown Eyed Girl."
Riddles in the Sand
Riddles in the Sand
"released in 1984.  Very Country style on this album.  Notable songs include:  When the Wildlife Betrays Me, Who's the Blonde Stranger? and my personal favorite She's Going Out Of My Mind."
Last Mango in Paris
Last Mango in Paris
"released in 1985. More Country flavor like Riddles in the Sand.  Notable songs include:  Please Bypass this Heart and If the Phone Doesn't Ring It's Me."
Floridays
Floridays
"released in 1986.  The Last of the Country flavored albums.  Produced by Coral Reefer Band member Michael Utley.  Notable songs include:  I Love the Now (co-written with actress Carrie Fisher), Creola and the title track Floridays."
Hot Water
Hot Water
"released in 1988.  Notable songs include:  Bring Back the Magic, L' Air de la Louisiane (one of many songs Buffett sings in French - Buffett is an admitted francophile) and my personal favorite Smart Woman (In a Real Short Skirt)."
Off To See The Lizard
Off To See The Lizard
"released in 1989.  This album first features most of the current Coral Reefer Band roster.  Notable songs include:  Mermaid in the Night, Boomerang Love and The Pascagoula Run."
Fruitcakes
Fruitcakes
"released in 1994.  Buffett's first top ten album - it reached #5 on the Billboard 200 album chart.  Notable songs include:  the title track Fruitcakes,and a cover of the Grateful Dead's Uncle John's Band."
Barometer Soup
Barometer Soup
"released in 1995.  Notable songs include:  Mexico (a cover of James Taylor's song Mexico - Taylor and Buffett are long-time friends) and Don't Chu Know.  Both songs are concert audience favorites."
Banana Wind
Banana Wind
"released in 1996.  Probably the album I love the most and listen to most often!  Notable songs include:  My personal favorite Jamaica Mistaica, Banana Wind, Overkill, Mental Floss, False Echoes, and the hidden track Tree Top Flyer (written by Stephen Stills)."
Don't Stop The Carnival (Enhanced)
Don't Stop The Carnival (Enhanced)
"released in 1998.  20 songs based on 1965 novel Don't Stop the Carnival written by Herman Wouk.  It reached #15 in the Billboard 200 albums chart."
Beach House On The Moon
Beach House On The Moon
"released in 1999.  Notable songs include:  Math Suks which caused a brief media frenzy over Buffett's seeming disdain for math education!"
Far Side of the World
Far Side of the World
"released in 2002.  First album released on Buffett's own record label Mailboat Records.  Notable songs include: title track Far Side of the World."
License to Chill
License to Chill
"released in 2004.  a great album with many duets!  Notable songs include: the title track License to Chill, Hey Good Lookin', Trip Around the Sun and Simply Complicated. I especially like Piece of Work (with Toby Keith)!"
Take the Weather With You
Take the Weather With You
"released in 2006. Notable songs include Weather with You, Bama Breeze and Party at the End of the World."
Buffet Hotel
Buffet Hotel
"released in 2009.  Notable song:  Surfing in a Hurricane."
You Had To Be There: Jimmy Buffett In Concert
You Had To Be There: Jimmy Buffett In Concert
"live released in 1978"
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy
"live released in 1990"
Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
"live released in 1999.  My favorite live release, I highly recommend this one! It has a terrific selection of Buffett standards!"
Live in Auburn, WA
Live in Auburn, WA
"live released n 2003"
Live in Las Vegas
Live in Las Vegas
"live also released in 2003"
Live in Mansfield
Live in Mansfield
"live released in 2004"
Live in Cincinnati
Live in Cincinnati
"live also released in 2004"
Live in Hawaii (With Bonus DVD)
Live in Hawaii (With Bonus DVD)
"live released in 2005"
Live at Fenway Park (with bonus DVD)
Live at Fenway Park (with bonus DVD)
"live also released in 2005"
Live At Texas Stadium
Live At Texas Stadium
"live released in 2007"
Live in Anguilla
Live in Anguilla
"live also released in 2007.  I highly recommend this album!  A great selection of songs, terrific sound, and an excellent DVD!"
Encores
Encores
"live released in 2010"
Songs You Know by Heart : Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s)
Songs You Know by Heart : Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s)
"compilation released in 1985.  Highly recommended."
Meet Me In Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection
Meet Me In Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection
"compilation released in 2003.  Highy recommended as well!"