Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jimmy Buffett "Savannah Fare You Well"

I'm on vacation this week, so here's another We Used To Play This post:

People have pretty strong feelings about Jimmy Buffett, and those who have negative feelings are usually reacting to a) the over-saturation of the biggest hits and b) the "party" culture around Parrotheads.  (That 2nd one is kinda like how some people don't like the Grateful Dead, based solely on their dislike of Deadheads)

But Buffett has this treasure-trove of really well-written, well-observed, lovely tunes and stories.  And if they weren't obscured by the huge success of party anthems like "Cheeseburger In Paradise," I think more folks would respect his talent.

In 2000-ish Buffett put out a nice collection of tunes, and we played "Savannah Fare You Well," a lovely addition to a great collection of the singer-songwriter under-appreciated canon.

Hear the song on Youtube.

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