Monday, July 26, 2021

Jimmy Buffett Pays Homage to Marty Robbins

Jimmy Buffett, “Grapefruit Juicy Fruit”, 1973

The chorus is what really makes this song go, because it’s also a transtion to a loping steel guitar C&W groove that will instantly make you start to move around the room, or at least get your toes tapping. 

There are two, at exactly 1:00 and 2:00 in. 

One of my all time favorite Jimmy Buffett songs, and the album — the title a tribute to the Marty Robbins #1 Country hit from 1957 below — is top notch as well. 

Marty Robbins, “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation”

Robbins is a Country music legend who recorded 500 songs and 60 albums, and also drove NASCAR on the side (35 races, 6 top 10 finishes).  He died in 1982 at just 57 after his third heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery.