Our discussion board has been updated to a newer version. If you have a problem with viewing try clearing your browser's cache and refresh.

cover songs

Here you can discuss any Buffett related topic.

Moderators: SMLCHNG, Saltx3

doxadive
We are the People our Parents Warned us
Posts: 377
Joined: November 5, 2004 11:39 am
Favorite Buffett Song: Pirate Looks at Forty
Number of Concerts: 3
Favorite Boat Drink: Sailor Jerry and Coke
Location: Delawhere?
Contact:

cover songs

Post by doxadive » August 15, 2006 8:11 am

is ther any other artist in the top 10 grossing tours who does more covers than jimmy? and besides the stones, who else has such a prolific collection of albums than jimmy in the top 10 grossing tours who does so many covers?
if you cant laugh at yourself, laugh at someone else.

rogue
I have found me a home
Posts: 196
Joined: April 11, 2006 12:59 pm
Number of Concerts: 0
Location: orlando

Post by rogue » August 15, 2006 10:19 am

Most of us have decided we're just glad Jimmy is playing. And "happy to BE there".
ImageImage
ImageImage

JustDucky
I Love the Now!
Posts: 1763
Joined: March 21, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA

Post by JustDucky » August 15, 2006 10:38 am

I don't think Bob Dylan does very many covers if any at all he's got so many songs and albums. The Stones seem to do at the most, on average, one cover per tour. Well, not ALL of their tours, at least since 1972. They've always done a Chuck Berry tune or Robert Johnson and lots of others - Dylan and Buddy Holly on the Voodoo Lounge tour - but have never peppered their shows with more than one it seems. Usually.

It seems that the Stones also have recorded somewhat of a majority of their covers for studio records in the past, with the exception to Like A Rolling Stone and The Nearness Of You.

I know Jimmy has about 50 plus covers over his 20 plus (wasn't License To Chill his 26th studio album?) studio albums, enough for him to release a box set of covers (ha ha). But he only seems to do one handful - BEGirl, Lovely Cruise, Southern Cross, 5 O'Clock, HGLookin', WOTWorld on tour. I might be leaving some out but you get the point.

scubamyk
We are the People our Parents Warned us
Posts: 387
Joined: May 27, 2005 12:31 pm
Number of Concerts: 0
Location: In harm's way

Post by scubamyk » August 15, 2006 1:14 pm

ELVIS!

And don't tell me he's not alive anymore. I saw him singing karaoke at the Greek Isles in Vegas last March.
ImageImage

MikeInNOLA
Fruitcake
Posts: 967
Joined: February 18, 2002 7:00 pm
Number of Concerts: 0
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Contact:

Re: cover songs

Post by MikeInNOLA » August 15, 2006 1:15 pm

doxadive wrote:is ther any other artist in the top 10 grossing tours who does more covers than jimmy? and besides the stones, who else has such a prolific collection of albums than jimmy in the top 10 grossing tours who does so many covers?
I don't think Michael Bolton ever made the top 10...

:roll: :o :oops:
Mike Billings
Repatriated Louisianian!

- - -
ImageImageImage

weirdo0521
Hoot!
Posts: 2032
Joined: November 5, 2002 6:19 pm
Number of Concerts: 50
Location: La Grange Park, IL
Contact:

Re: cover songs

Post by weirdo0521 » August 15, 2006 3:55 pm

doxadive wrote:is ther any other artist in the top 10 grossing tours who does more covers than jimmy? and besides the stones, who else has such a prolific collection of albums than jimmy in the top 10 grossing tours who does so many covers?
Is this one question or two?
Image
Dawn Beach, St. Maarten
http://www.LPRFC.com

looking4OPH
License to Chill
Posts: 1256
Joined: March 11, 2006 5:20 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Livingston Saturday Night
Number of Concerts: 8
Favorite Boat Drink: Margarita (frozen, salt); drink, repeat
Location: Margaritaville via Chicago

Covers

Post by looking4OPH » August 15, 2006 5:04 pm

Anybody know of a list of Jimmy's covers? Was thinking about burning a CD of just covers.

TropicalTroubador
Hoot!
Posts: 2746
Joined: July 28, 2003 8:47 pm
Number of Concerts: 10
Favorite Boat Drink: The one in front of me.
Location: By the San Francisco Bay, CA
Contact:

Post by TropicalTroubador » August 15, 2006 6:21 pm

JustDucky wrote:I know Jimmy has about 50 plus covers over his 20 plus (wasn't License To Chill his 26th studio album?) studio albums, enough for him to release a box set of covers (ha ha). But he only seems to do one handful - BEGirl, Lovely Cruise, Southern Cross, 5 O'Clock, HGLookin', WOTWorld on tour. I might be leaving some out but you get the point.
Since Jimmy actually performs on the recording of "5:00 Somewhere," I don't think we can rightly call it a "cover."

And he's done "Banana Republics," "Everybody's Talking," and a couple of other covers on tour this year, IIRC.

But ultimately, he can only do so many songs in a show out of all the songs he's ever recorded, plus anything else he feels like doing. Assuming you're right about 26 studio albums and assuming an average of 10-12 songs per album, that's 260-312 total cuts. And he does about 28 songs per show. So he can really only do about 10% of his repertoire on any given night.

Loren
Living my life on Island Standard Time...
Island Standard Time - the new Trop Rock album from Loren Davidson - now available!

http://www.lorendavidson.com

SMLCHNG
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 174440
Joined: December 6, 2001 7:00 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Tin Cup Chalice/Lovely Cruise
Number of Concerts: 20
Favorite Boat Drink: Rum Runner
Location: Castle Rock, CO

Post by SMLCHNG » August 15, 2006 6:28 pm

http://www.buffettnews.com/listsongs1.html

This 'covers' the subject nicely of how many Jimmy has done. :)

Soraya
License to Chill
Posts: 1298
Joined: March 10, 2006 12:30 am
Number of Concerts: 0
Location: Raleigh, NC
Contact:

Post by Soraya » August 15, 2006 9:19 pm

I like many of his covers.....His verison of Gumbo by Phish is great for example....and since I really don't like Phish...not a song I am going to listen to any other way!
Well I’m a tidal pool explorer
From the days of my misspent youth
I believe that down on the beach
Where the seagulls preach
Is where the Chinese buried the truth...

--Coastal Confessions

a1aara
Hoot!
Posts: 2777
Joined: April 27, 2004 1:04 pm
Number of Concerts: 75
Location: South of disorder

Post by a1aara » August 15, 2006 9:27 pm

Who are the top 10 touring acts?

JustDucky
I Love the Now!
Posts: 1763
Joined: March 21, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA

Post by JustDucky » August 16, 2006 2:26 pm

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere IS a cover, since Jimmy had nothing to do with the writing of it, just as all the other songs he's covered (Spider John, Lovely Cruise, Stars On The Water, Steamer, I Don't Know And I Don't Care, Pacing The Cage , Apcolypso - er, is that how's it's spelled? etc...). That's what makes a cover song a cover song.

I did make a list once of all the covers he's done, including the two Marg. Cafe records and LTC and it was A LOT of covers. It was over 50. I think it's a bigger list than even the Stones!

Indiana Jolly Mon
Half-baked cookies in the oven
Posts: 745
Joined: February 18, 2002 7:00 pm
Number of Concerts: 22
Favorite Boat Drink: Free and cold
Location: Don't know, and Ill be damned if im gonna ask for directions!

Post by Indiana Jolly Mon » August 16, 2006 5:04 pm

To me there are several answers to this:
1) Some covers he does are of songs most folks have never or would never have heard. Ballad of Spider John is that song for me.
2) Some covers are either tributes to musicians he likes or of songs he likes. The Dead, John Hiatt.
3) Some covers the crowd in general (not everyone) goes wild for in concert such as Southern Cross and BEG.
To me he seems to enjoy doing covers. I think he is a talented songwriter himself and perhaps sells himself short, but as long as he is having fun he wil keep doing this, and that is why we are all here :lol:
M.K. "You should never use any of the 13 bad words!"
S.T. "I thought there were only 7 bad words?"
M.K. "Not if you're a sailor."

SMLCHNG
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 174440
Joined: December 6, 2001 7:00 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Tin Cup Chalice/Lovely Cruise
Number of Concerts: 20
Favorite Boat Drink: Rum Runner
Location: Castle Rock, CO

Post by SMLCHNG » August 16, 2006 5:12 pm

Indiana Jolly Mon wrote:To me there are several answers to this:
1) Some covers he does are of songs most folks have never or would never have heard. Ballad of Spider John is that song for me.
2) Some covers are either tributes to musicians he likes or of songs he likes. The Dead, John Hiatt.
3) Some covers the crowd in general (not everyone) goes wild for in concert such as Southern Cross and BEG.
To me he seems to enjoy doing covers. I think he is a talented songwriter himself and perhaps sells himself short, but as long as he is having fun he wil keep doing this, and that is why we are all here :lol:
Image

LIPH
Last Man Standing
Posts: 62953
Joined: April 24, 2001 8:00 pm
Number of Concerts: 0
Favorite Boat Drink: my next beer, as long as it's not Blandshark

Post by LIPH » August 16, 2006 5:14 pm

I have a 3 CD set that was a birthday gift from a friend last year. It has nothing but songs that Jimmy's covered, but the versions by the original artists. I know it's not all inclusive but there are about 60 songs on it.
what I really mean . . . I wish you were here

VB for Buffett
I gotta go where it's warm
Posts: 653
Joined: January 31, 2004 4:22 pm
Number of Concerts: 3
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Contact:

Re: cover songs

Post by VB for Buffett » August 16, 2006 5:18 pm

doxadive wrote:is ther any other artist in the top 10 grossing tours who does more covers than jimmy? and besides the stones, who else has such a prolific collection of albums than jimmy in the top 10 grossing tours who does so many covers?

If he recorded it on a studio album and it is a cover does it count...?


Stupid Question...... :oops:
We are the people our parents warned us about.
Image Image Image

Cubbie Bear
On a Salty Piece of Land
Posts: 13720
Joined: October 14, 2003 1:31 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Pirate/40
Number of Concerts: 31
Location: Sooner or later, everyone goes to the zoo.

Re: cover songs

Post by Cubbie Bear » August 16, 2006 5:27 pm

doxadive wrote:waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
fixed it :lol:
"Boat drinks, waitress we........nevermind"
Image

He ain't wrong he's just different
but his pride won't let him do things to make you think he's right

RinglingRingling
Last Man Standing
Posts: 53938
Joined: May 30, 2004 3:12 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Glory Days
Number of Concerts: 0
Favorite Boat Drink: Landshark, and Margaritaville products...
Location: Where payphones all are ringing
Contact:

Re: cover songs

Post by RinglingRingling » August 16, 2006 5:29 pm

MikeInNOLA wrote:
doxadive wrote:is ther any other artist in the top 10 grossing tours who does more covers than jimmy? and besides the stones, who else has such a prolific collection of albums than jimmy in the top 10 grossing tours who does so many covers?
I don't think Michael Bolton ever made the top 10...

:roll: :o :oops:
there is that time in 1993... just on the cusp of 1994..

PeretHed66
Havana Daydreamin'
Posts: 800
Joined: April 24, 2001 8:00 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: One Particular Harbour
Number of Concerts: 20
Favorite Boat Drink: Pacifico
Location: FLA

Re: Covers

Post by PeretHed66 » August 16, 2006 10:02 pm

talatta wrote:Anybody know of a list of Jimmy's covers? Was thinking about burning a CD of just covers.
I made one of these a couple of years ago....here's what I put on it....

1. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere (Alan Jackson)
2. Hey Good Lookin' (Hank Williams)
3. Southern Cross (CSN)
4. Mexico (James Taylor)
5. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
6. Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead)
7. Uncle John's Band (Grateful Dead)
8. Sail On Sailor (Beach Boys)
9. Another Saturday Night (Sam Cooke/Cat Stevens)
10. Stars On The Water (George Strait)
11. Jamaica Farewell (Harry Belafonte)
12. Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
13. She's Got You (Patsy Cline)
14. Everybody's Talkin' (Fred Neil)

Couple of notes...

1. "Five o'clock" may not technically qualify as a cover, since he's on the original, but it was on an Alan Jackson album.
2. George Strait did "Stars on the Water" after Buffett, but it kind of qualifies (and I really like the song - lol).
3. I left off the Bruce Cockburn covers - tried to focus on songs that are more out there in the mainstream.
4. I need to go back and add "Werewolves of London" now, and I'll probably put Phish's "Gumbo" on as well....I can also put on "No Woman No Cry" from the Club Trini CD, and rip the audio for "City of New Orleans" from the Wrigley Field DVD.....should round out the iPod playlist nicely!

BTW, this has been my most requested Buffett mix CD by my friends...

sonofabeach
Party at the End of the World
Posts: 8057
Joined: November 6, 2004 12:44 am
Favorite Buffett Song: La Vie Dansante
Number of Concerts: 15
Favorite Boat Drink: Tecate
Location: Green Cove Springs, Fl.

Re: cover songs

Post by sonofabeach » August 16, 2006 11:12 pm

VB for Buffett wrote:
doxadive wrote:is ther any other artist in the top 10 grossing tours who does more covers than jimmy? and besides the stones, who else has such a prolific collection of albums than jimmy in the top 10 grossing tours who does so many covers?

If he recorded it on a studio album and it is a cover does it count...?


Stupid Question...... :oops:
Imo, if he has recorded the song in a studio then it's okay.
But who am I to decide? When it comes to him playing a few covers live in concert, I've got 2 craps and I'm keeping them :lol:
Image
"It's crazy and it's different, but it's really bein' free"

Post Reply