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Buffet Hotel

Jimmy Buffett

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At least one Jimmy Buffett-dedicated website calls Buffet Hotel his forty-first album. In any case, Buffett has been making music since the ‘60s and has been a star since the early ‘70s, consistently bringing fans his vacation on wheels with a laid-back groove, an easy smile and tunes that often take a light-hearted approach to poignant matters. His novelist’s eye for detail, matched with his modest musicianship and ear for excellent backing musicians, have helped keep his music both easily accessible and well-played. The Coral Reefer Band continues to back him here and the smooth, country-tinged atmosphere gives Buffett plenty of room to tell his tales. Ghosts of Gordon Lightfoot are sent south to haunt the easeful swing of “Beautiful Swimmers.” Buffett’s eternal vacation dreams on the Stones-like chunk of  “Summerzcool,” and the classic Buffett of Jesse Winchester’s “Rhumba Man” go well alongside the chatty (hip-hop?) “Turn Up the Heat and Chill the Rosé” and the topically charged  “A Lot to Drink About.” Buffett’s the professional vacationer. He works overtime while sounding like he’s taking it easy.

Customer Reviews

He's Back & Still A Story Writer

An exceptional album coming after "Take the Weather With You" that includes his single "Summerzcool" which is a catchy tune all in its own. "A Lot to Drink About" gives me that "The Wino and I Know" feeling that always is awesome. This is perfect for any parrothead just as myself and I'm only 16.

Buffet Hotel another notch in Jimmy Buffett

Parrotheads will love this album. This is classic Jimmy Buffett with some of the best songs I've heard in a long time. These songs will take you on an adventure so real you'll be surprised you haven't really left home. From Wings to Surfing in a Hurricane to Big Top and to Buffet Hotel itself, this album is a must have for anyone who needs an escape to somewhere southeast of disorder.

And for those who need to laugh about the world going to hell, check out "A Lot to Drink About."

Not country, morons.

Buffett is Buffett. Not Craptry, not rock, not any genre. You just have to kick back with a boat drink and let the music take you away to somewhere tropical.

Biography

Born: December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, MS

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Jimmy Buffett translated his easygoing Gulf Coast persona into more than just a successful recording career — he expanded into clothing, nightclubs, and literature — but the basis of the business empire that kept him on the Fortune magazine list of highest-earning entertainers was his music. Born in southern Mississippi and raised in Alabama, Buffett moved to Nashville to try to make it in country music in the late '60s. After signing to the Barnaby label, he released one album, 1970's...
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