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Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: July 11, 2019 10:31 pm
by SharkysMV1
I know he played it in Austin a few years back during an aired rehearsal session, but I’d love a solo acoustic version of James Taylor’s Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream. The lyrics have JB written all over them.

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: July 12, 2019 11:26 am
by atmarler26
Another old 1960's song that comes to mind that could be a good fit is "California Sun" by the Rivieras.

Also I remember he covered a few Tom Petty songs recently, but what about maybe a Traveling Wilburys song?

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: July 12, 2019 7:13 pm
by atmarler26
I was listening to some old shows on Jokelben the other day and found one that was from December 2005 in Colorado. He definitely should have done a cover of "Aspenglow" by John Denver for that show.

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: July 12, 2019 7:24 pm
by atmarler26
SharkysMV1 wrote:
July 11, 2019 10:31 pm
I know he played it in Austin a few years back during an aired rehearsal session, but I’d love a solo acoustic version of James Taylor’s Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream. The lyrics have JB written all over them.
Interesting.....never even heard that song before and I'm pretty familiar with most of J.T.'s music (or so I thought!) Definitely have to look it up

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: July 15, 2019 4:42 pm
by atmarler26
This song would also be perfect for him in terms of both the lyrics and style of music. From the early 1970s.

Gallery- "There's An Island"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AstvBL5jozA

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: September 11, 2019 5:39 pm
by SeaMajor7th
I would give my left peg leg to see Jimmy sing James Taylor’s "Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream", as someone here mentioned he did once. I know Jimmy did cover JT's song "Mexico", and that was nice.

The one I would recommend is Gordon Lightfoot's "High and Dry".

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 27, 2019 8:48 pm
by SeaMajor7th
I just heard a song today that Jimmy has GOT to cover, it would be a perfect fit:

"Farewell to Paradise" by Emmitt Rhodes.

Have a listen and tell me I'm wrong:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCCfHCf-C1U

In addition to the harmonica interludes, Jimmy could (should) add steel drums & wooden marimbas.

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 27, 2019 10:13 pm
by LIPH
You're wrong. That's a horrible song and Buffett doing it wouldn't magically make it good.

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 27, 2019 11:37 pm
by SMLCHNG
LIPH wrote:
October 27, 2019 10:13 pm
You're wrong. That's a horrible song and Buffett doing it wouldn't magically make it good.
I'd agree, Larry. I do like the harmonica, but that's it. And it's NOT in Jimmy's vocal range.

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 28, 2019 7:26 am
by palmettopirate
bonefish wrote:
April 2, 2019 4:38 pm
"Cool Change" by Little River Band.
Like others I'm not a big fan of covers as JB has enough ammo in his own arsenal. But you do mention a great song. I also like Sailing by Chris Cross.

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 28, 2019 10:27 am
by LIPH
The next time Buffett does Why Don't We Get Drunk And Screw he should segue into Luke Bryan's Knockin' Boots. If he's going to sing about getting laid he might as well go all out.

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 28, 2019 4:25 pm
by LIPH
I went to my first concert when I was a senior in high school. I'm an anal retentive freak and I save all my ticket stubs, I checked and it was May 13, 1970. I've gone to several hundred concerts in the almost 50 years since then. I have never gone to a concert hoping the artist I'm going to see would play someone else's songs. I became a Jimmy Buffett fan because I like Jimmy Buffett's music, not because I liked hearing Jimmy Buffett playing somebody else's music. If I wanted to hear a cover band I would go see some local yokel at a bar for a $5 cover charge. With the catalog of music that Buffett has built up over the years, why would you want to hear him do anything but his own stuff? It just boggles my mind when I see s*** like this thread. Your mileage may vary.

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 28, 2019 11:24 pm
by SMLCHNG
LIPH wrote:
October 28, 2019 4:25 pm
I went to my first concert when I was a senior in high school. I'm an anal retentive freak and I save all my ticket stubs, I checked and it was May 13, 1970. I've gone to several hundred concerts in the almost 50 years since then. I have never gone to a concert hoping the artist I'm going to see would play someone else's songs. I became a Jimmy Buffett fan because I like Jimmy Buffett's music, not because I liked hearing Jimmy Buffett playing somebody else's music. If I wanted to hear a cover band I would go see some local yokel at a bar for a $5 cover charge. With the catalog of music that Buffett has built up over the years, why would you want to hear him do anything but his own stuff? It just boggles my mind when I see s*** like this thread. Your mileage may vary.
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Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 29, 2019 11:48 am
by Dr.Corona
As far as a cover to put on an LP......if JB & The Reefers want to cover something & do a fine job with it then its all good to me.
As far a live shows go. IMO thats a tough call. I've been to many shows wherein the artist pulls a "surprise" cover out & I think its pretty cool. Now if an artist pulls out a cover for a tour & its pretty well know its gonna be a staple of the tour I think it can take the luster off it. I can't argue with those that would rather hear an original live though....although if they're gonna play Math Suks live I'm willing to take my chances with a cover instead. [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 30, 2019 10:57 am
by FunkHouse9
LIPH wrote:
October 28, 2019 10:27 am
he should segue into Luke Bryan's Knockin' Boots.
Talk about an awful song.... :roll:

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: October 30, 2019 1:28 pm
by RainTree
I don't like cover songs - especially when included on live CDs. Have enough of Brown Eye Girl and don't want to hear it anymore.

Yes, Jimmy has some clunkers and some songs we all may not agree on. But he has so many great ones, I'm for NO covers!

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: November 6, 2019 8:17 pm
by Finzup16
American Dream - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: December 18, 2019 5:17 pm
by TheSecretsInTheCrust
I'd love to hear Jimmy cover Boz Scaggs song Harbor Lights

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: December 18, 2019 10:05 pm
by lime rickie
Not averse to covers. I really love Everyone's Talkin', Into the Mystic, Reggaebillly Hill and many others.

Cover wish list: Hot Fun in the Summertime, Sugar Magnolia

Re: What're Some Songs Jimmy Should Cover?

Posted: February 18, 2020 4:05 pm
by atmarler26
Not a huge country music fan in terms of the overall genre, but there are some country songs I do like and one of them is Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo by Tracy Byrd. It was released way back in 2002 (one year before Five O'Clock Somewhere was). That one could be a good fit, although maybe it's a bit too country for his style.

Mentioned previously that maybe a Wilburys song could work, and there actually is one called "Margarita" although it isn't really one of the best songs the group did. It's a decent song though.