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Buffett Backstories Book

Buffett Backstories Book

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The people and places who inspired Jimmy Buffett songs are brought to life by Key West native Scott Atwell, who celebrates the 50th anniversary of the singer’s arrival to the island in 1971 with 50 backstories of his most beloved songs. Even the price of the print edition ($19.71) is a nod to the anniversary. From the original tune that forged Buffett’s path to Key West (Railroad Lady) to the song that changed everything (Margaritaville), including never-before published accounts of the “pirate” Phil Clark, Buffett Backstories connects with the people and places that have inspired generations of Parrot Heads. Former Coral Reefer Band road manager Bob “LipBalm” Liberman provides zany anecdotes in the foreword and the afterword is anchored by a map of Buffett’s Key West haunts. Follow Buffett Backstories on both Facebook and YouTube.

Featured songs:

Railroad Lady, I Have Found Me a Home, Death of an Unpopular Poet, Cuban Crime of Passion, He Went to Paris, Grapefruit Juicy Fruit, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Why Don’t We Get Drunk, Pencil Thin Mustache, Come Monday, The Wino and I Know, God’s Own Drunk, A Pirate Looks at Forty, Nautical Wheelers, Tin Cup Chalice, Captain and the Kid, Something So Feminine About a Mandolin, Women Going Crazy on Caroline Street, My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Margaritaville, In the Shelter, Miss You So Badly, Son of a Son of a Sailor, Cowboy in the Jungle, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Coast of Marseilles, Volcano, Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants, Fins, It’s My Job, Little Miss Magic, Growing Older But Not Up, One Particular Harbor, Twelve Volt Man, Last Mango in Paris, Gypsies in the Palace, If the Phone Doesn’t Ring, When the Coast is Clear, That’s What Living is to Me, Changing Channels, Love in the Library, Everybody’s Got a Cousin in Miami, The Night I Painted the Sky, Jamaica Mistaka, Bob Roberts Society Band, Merry Christmas Alabama, Public Relations, Tonight I Just Need My Guitar, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.

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