Jimmy Buffett - A-1-A - Vinyl

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Personnel: Jimmy Buffett (vocals, guitar); Roger Bartlett, Steve Goodman (acoustic guitar); Reggie Young (electric guitar); Doyle Gresham (steel guitar); Greg "Fingers" Taylor (harmonica); Mike Utley (piano, organ); Tommy Cogbill (bass); Sammy Creason (drums); Ferrell Morris (percussion); Buzz Cason, Bergen White, Don Gant (background vocals).
Recorded at Woodlkand Studios, Nashville, Tennessee in August 1974.
Superior Jimmy Buffett, and a nice mix of the rowdy and the reflective. Representing the former are the opening "Making Music for Money," a bluesy lament about commercialism that rocks about as hard as Buffett gets, and the hilarious "Door Number Three," a mock country song (co-written with folkie Steve Goodman) about Monte Hall's '70s game show "Let's Make a Deal."
More introspective songs include the self-explanatory "A Pirate Looks at 40" and "Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season," a similar plaint about not being able to party as hearty as in earlier years. "Migration," however is the album's thematic manifesto; when Buffett sings "I've got a Caribbean soul I can barely control," it's almost a political statement.

  • Genre: Pop
  • Format: Vinyl

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