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Watch New Music Video for “Like My Dog”

November 25th, 2023

A new music video for the single “Like My Dog” from Jimmy Buffett’s new album Equal Strain on All Parts has been released today:

From The Today Show:

The music video, which was created in collaboration with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, also features footage of fans playing with their pets.

Buffett died Sept. 1 at age 76 after a four-year battle with Merkel cell skin cancer. Before his death, he asked his fans on social media to submit footage of them playing with their dogs.

Matt Bershadker, ASPCA president and CEO, said in a statement that the video aims to honor Buffett’s legacy.

“The dedication and humanity Jimmy Buffett put into his music crossed over into his love for animals, especially pets and wildlife,” Bershadker said. “This collaboration honors Jimmy’s legacy and animal advocacy and reflects our shared commitment to help vulnerable dogs find safe and loving homes.”

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Greg “Fingers” Taylor Passes Away

November 24th, 2023

The man whose harmonica playing was heard on many of Jimmy Buffett’s most famous songs in the 70’s and 80’s has passed away. Greg “Fingers” Taylor died Thanksgiving day at the age of 71.

Buffett and Taylor met at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1970. When Buffett formed the Coral Reefer Band, Taylor joined and played with Jimmy for 30 years.

Mac McAnally shared a tribute on Twitter:

The Margarillas shared a link to “Wonder Why We Ever Go Home” from the 1978 live album ‘You Had to Be There’ which showcases Fingers’ beautiful harmonica playing:

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Christmas Island Releasing on Vinyl

November 15th, 2023

Jimmy Buffett’s first Christmas album, Christmas Island, originally released in 1996, is being re-released as a vinyl for the first time. You can pick it up in standard black or special edition red.

The vinyl album will release on December 15th.

Buffett’s second Christmas album, Tis the SeaSon, was released in 2016 and is also available on vinyl.

From The Music Universe:

Originally released in 1996 on CD, the platinum-selling Christmas Island hit No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart, where it spent 14 weeks and ended up becoming one of 1997’s Top 200 albums. Meanwhile, Christmas Island also spent a staggering 81 weeks on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart, peaking at No. 4.

Christmas Island was Buffett’s first Christmas album, his 21st studio album of 32 studio albums total, and boasts a pair of original tunes, “A Sailor’s Christmas” and “Merry Christmas, Alabama (Never Far from Home),” both co-penned by Buffett himself. The album likewise features covers of seasonal classics such as “Christmas Island,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Up on the House Top,” as well as his takes on the Hawaiian-vibed “Mele Kalikimaka” (made famous by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters) and John Lennon’s protest tune-tuned-holiday-hit produced by Phil Spector, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” and more. “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (aka “Twas The Night Before Christmas”), which was a hidden track on the original CD, also appears in these two vinyl versions.

Reflecting on the album and the significance of the holiday in his life, Buffett wrote in the original liner notes: “For those of you who didn’t know, I was born on Christmas Day 1946, the day W.C. Fields died. I think this only goes to prove that God does have a sense of humor, but being born on Christmas was rough going at first. The most obvious scam was to try and double up on presents… It did not sit well with my mother, who made it known, in no uncertain terms to the aunts, uncles and cousins of the Buffett clan strung out along the Gulf coast, that she expected two presents for her bouncing baby boy-one for his birthday and one for Christmas. On the whole it worked quite well, though there were a few Scrooge like occurrences where I would get socks for my birthday and a tie for Christmas. This probably is the reason I never have liked to wear either since.”

Buffett continued, “Christmas Island is a collection of songs, not ladled over with sugary sentimentality and not too far out there in the strange corridors down which my mind sometimes wanders, and I hope it is what you would expect from the Christmas War baby turned island boy born on the day W.C. Fields died.”

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20 Things Even the Biggest Jimmy Buffett Fans May Not Know

November 14th, 2023

Friend of BuffettWorld.com Calen Sifferman has a great new video out with 20 things that even the biggest Jimmy Buffett fans might not know. Check it out below:

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Watch the Tribute to Jimmy from Last Night’s CMA Awards

November 9th, 2023

Last night during the CMA Awards there were two performances in tribute to Jimmy Buffett. Mac McAnally and Kenny Chesney sang “A Pirate Looks at Forty” and Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson performed “Margaritaville.”

Watch below:

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