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Jimmy Buffett Audiobook

Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

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In Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way, acclaimed music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett's rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his sunny but disillusioned hit "Margaritaville".

Filled with interviews from friends, musicians, Coral Reefer Band members past and present, and business partners who were there, this book is a top-down joyride with plenty of side trips and meanderings from Mobile and Pascagoula to New Orleans, Key West, down into the islands aboard the Euphoria and the Euphoria II, and into the studios and onto the stages where the foundation of Buffett's reputation was laid.

Buffett wasn't always the pied piper of beaches, bars, and laid-back living. Born on the Gulf Coast, the son of a son of a sailing ship captain, Buffett scuffed around New Orleans in the late '60s, flunked out of Nashville (and a marriage) in 1971, and found refuge among the artists, dopers, shrimpers, and genuine characters who'd collected at the end of the road in Key West. And it was there, in those waning outlaw days at the last American exit, where Buffett, like Hemingway before him, found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation.

And just where is Margaritaville? It's wherever it's five o'clock; it's wherever there's a breeze and salt in the air; and it's wherever Buffett sets his bare feet, smiles, and sings his songs.

©2017 Ryan White (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    "Learn how to pronounce local terms"

    Love the book but the narrater mispronounced so many Florida terms wrong. You can't do a Keys story using a soft ch in Conch!

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    manacudokid Garden Grove, Ca United States 09-07-17
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    "Fun Listen with some great history"

    Really fun listen sharing the history of my favorite cultural icon. Tells the story of all the songs that I love made me want to go back and listen to every album in its entire tea over again. Also reminded me of some of the great music from some of Jimmy Buffett's friends.

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    Amazon Customer Cleveland, OH 08-03-17
    Amazon Customer Cleveland, OH 08-03-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Ok Book on the legend."

    im not much of a music history buff, I just enjoy hearing peoples stories and how they developed their businesses.

    this book makes ongoing references to specific music industry people over and over that didnt really play into the story.

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