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Happy Birthday Jimmy Buffett!

December 25th, 2020


BuffettWorld would like to wish Jimmy Buffett a happy 74th birthday today!

Jimmy wrote this about his birthday and Christmas for his 1996 album Christmas Island:

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. “Here’s your Birthday and Christmas present.” I even knew at that young tender age that a scam was in progress and it did not sit well with me. More importantly, 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.

Born December 25th, 1946 to James Delaney Buffett and Mary Loraine, Jimmy shares his birthday with Humphrey Bogart, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, Annie Lennox, Justin Trudeau, Karl Rove, and Jesus Christ.

Happy birthday Jimmy and Merry Christmas everyone!


Tagged in Personal/Family

Buffett to Appear on the Today Show This Week

December 6th, 2020


According to Headline Planet, Jimmy Buffett will appear on the Today Show on Thursday, December 10th.

Jimmy last appeared on the Today Show back in May when he discussed his new album Life on the Flip Side.


Tagged in TV Appearances

Last Mango Boatworks – Performance Apparel for a Great Cause

November 25th, 2020


What started as the name of a boat has turned into a simple way to make a difference; you purchase apparel and Last Mango Boatworks gives the proceeds to charity. Mr. Buffett once said, “It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it takes to see the bad.” Last Mango Boatworks is a way to give back to the community and supporters while providing high quality performance gear with a charitable purpose.

Proceeds from sales at Last Mango Boatworks go to Buffett’s Singing for Change charity and Freedom Fighter Outdoors, an organization that creates unique outdoor experiences for injured military service members.

Last Mango Boatworks is running the following specials now through Monday, November 30th at midnight:

  • Any order will receive a Last Mango Boatworks sticker
  • Any order of $50.00 or more will receive a Last Mango Boatworks sticker and a Last Mango TM The Case SlapLitTM LED Drink Wrap
  • Any order of $100.00 or more will receive a Last Mango Boatworks sticker, a bag of Last Mango Boatworks “Even Keel” coffee and a Last Mango TM The Case SlapLitTM LED Drink Wrap
  • Any order of $150.00 or more will receive a Last Mango Boatworks sticker, a bag of Last Mango Boatworks “Even Keel” coffee, a Last Mango TM The Case SlapLitTM LED Drink Wrap and a Last Mango Boatworks TM Iconic Sun Mask/Gaiter

All while supplies last.

In addition, sign up for the LMBW newsletter at lastmangoboatworks.com to receive a promo code for 20% off your total order.

Take a look at the men’s and women’s apparel and accessories now at lastmangoboatworks.com!





Tagged in Boats, Charitable Causes, Sailing

Jerry Jeff Walker Passes Away from Cancer

October 25th, 2020


The man who introduced Jimmy Buffett to Key West has passed away after a battle with throat cancer. Jerry Jeff Walker, most famous for the song “Mr. Bojangles,” was 78.

The Margaritaville Key West website details Buffett and Walker’s venture to Key West:

Jimmy Buffett arrived in Key West in November 1971 with singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker (already famous for “Mr. Bojangles”) and Teresa “Murphy” Clark. Jerry Jeff, Murphy and her young son, Justin, had offered Jimmy refuge in their open-air Coconut Grove home after Jimmy fled Nashville’s weather and business climate.

His marriage to his hometown sweetheart had ended, and he’d failed to find many open doors in the Music City. The record industry didn’t understand the young man’s style, motivation or lyrics. Murphy and Jerry Jeff wanted to deliver some happiness to dispel Jimmy’s gloom and sense of loss. After a week or two of Florida-orientation, they piled into “Flying Lady,” Jerry Jeff’s elegant silver and maroon ’47 Packard sedan, for a drive southward. Jimmy Buffett had never before seen the Florida Keys. Key West was an outpost over 100 miles from our mainland – closer to Cuba than to Florida – a place of fascinating history and charm, dependent upon the ocean for much of its income yet subject to the whims of weather and the perils of change. Jimmy’s discovery of the island meant everything to the man.

It changed his life and countless other lives in turn. As time passes, that quick November 1971 jaunt to the Keys means more and more to the island, the state of Florida, and the national culture.

Jimmy posted a tribute on social media:

Read more about Jerry Jeff Walker’s life here.


Tagged in Personal/Family, Related Artists

Buffett Releasing Acoustic Album of ‘Songs You Don’t Know By Heart’

October 23rd, 2020


After the success of the video series ‘Songs You Don’t Know By Heart,’ where Buffett was interviewed by his daughter Delaney and performed several of his lesser known songs as requested by parrotheads, Jimmy went into the studio and recorded acoustic versions of the songs for an album that will be released on November 20th, 2020.

Track listing:

  1. I Have Found Me a Home
  2. Woman Goin’ Crazy on Caroline Street
  3. The Captain and the Kid
  4. Delaney Talks to Statues
  5. Twelve Volt Man
  6. Peanut Butter Conspiracy
  7. Something So Feminine About a Mandolin
  8. Love in the Library
  9. Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants
  10. The Night I Painted the Sky
  11. Cowboy in the Jungle
  12. Little Miss Magic
  13. Tin Cup Chalice
  14. Tonight I Just Need My Guitar
  15. Death of an Unpopular Poet

You can preview the songs here.

Pre-order the album now at Amazon or Mailboat Records.

Watch Jimmy discuss the album below:


Tagged in Albums