15 May 2012

"A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Crustacean)"

Jimmy Buffett, once a local hero here in Florida before he sold out to the man, titled his best album, all ballads of a elderly combat veteran surviving in the keys on a drinking his "Green Label" each day and another about a piano players in mortal danger when playing into a Havana Cuban Crime of Passion. is best album is titled, A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Crustacean) (1973), a tip of the hat to Marty Robbins' song A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) (1957).

The highlight of Buffett & The Coral Reefers record packaging is the cover art: a photo of Jimmy sitting on lobster infront of is rusted-out Florida lobster trawler, a real working boat. The pink crustacean Jimmy's reaching for is the species of Florida lobster found only in sub-tropical waters such the Florida Keys. Buffet still regularly performs the songs from White Sport. Here's a little taste:

Jimmy Buffett performing at the Key West Streetfest, 2011

1 comment:

Patti said...

Hi, Paco, thanks for the invitation to stop by your blog. I see you have a wide array of music interests...Jimmy Buffett to The Stones.

Similarly, I have a wide interest as well. When I have my MP3 player on random, I can go from Frank Sinatra, to Glenn Miller, to Reba McEntire, to Paul Anka, to the Eagles, to Casting Crowns...all in a half hour period. However, since there is more Sinatra and Glenn Miller than anything, they will probably play a couple times in that half hour.

I can go for days listening to one genre, then switch to another. Right now, I'm OD'ing on country and Big Band.

Have a great day,
Patti (GAOH)