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Havana Daydreamin’
By: Jimmy Buffett
Release Date: January 1st, 1976
Peak Chart Position: Billboard 200 Chart: #65; Country Chart: #21;

1 – Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street (Jimmy Buffett & Steve Goodman)
2 – My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink And I Don’t Love Jesus (Jimmy Buffett)
3 – The Captain And The Kid (Jimmy Buffett)
4 – Big Rig (Greg Taylor)
5 – Defying Gravity (Jesse Winchester)
6 – Havana Daydreamin’ (Jimmy Buffett)
7 – Cliches (Jimmy Buffett)
8 – Something So Feminine About A Mandolin (Jimmy & Jane Buffett)
9 – Kick It In Second Wind (Jimmy & Jane Buffett)
10 – This Hotel Room (Steve Goodman)


Performer Credit
Jimmy Buffett Guitar and Vocals
Buzz Cason Background Vocals
Bergen White Background Vocals
Steve Goodman Guitar
Doyle Grisham Pedal Steel
Michael Utley Piano
Greg “Fingers” Taylor Harmonica, Piano
Sammy Creason Drums
Johnny Gimble Fiddle
Farrell Morris Percussion
Don Gant Background Vocals
Roger Bartlett Guitar
Phillip Fajardo Drums
Harry Dailey Bass
Jerry McGee Guitar
Joe Osborne Bass
Ginger Holladay Background Vocals
Anita Bell Background Vocals
The Oak Ridge Boys Background Vocals on My Head Hurts
The Muscle Shoals Horns Horns on “Big Rig”

Label: ABC/Dunhill
Producer: Don Gant


Original Vinyl Information:
ABCD-914, ABC/Dunhill Records. Gatefold with song titles, notes, credits, painting and photos. Track listing NOT on back cover. Orange ABC label, green ABC Records sleeve with white stripes and ABC Records between each white stripe.

Two rare versions of this album are rumored to exist. One contains the songs “Please Take Your Drunken 15 Year Old Girlfriend Home,” and “Train to Dixieland,” and the other version contains the song “We’ve Been Taken to the Cleaners (and I Already Had my Shirts Done).” Another variation exists: ABCD-914a. It does not contain “Woman going Crazy on Caroline Street” instead it has ” Kick It In, Second Wind” first song, side a. The last song on side a is “Please Take Your Drunken 15 Year Old Girlfriend Home,” not “Defying Gravity.” “Train To Dixieland” nor “We’ve Been Taken to the Cleaners.”

Re-issued Vinyl Information:
MCA Records (MCA XXXXX). Gatefold eliminated, the photos, painting, credits and notes go, but the song titles/track listing moves to the back cover and retain their font style.

Original CD Information:
MCAD-31093, MCA. “Compact Disk, Compact Price”. No liner notes or photos sans the front cover.

Two-on-One CD Information:
MCAD-5875, MCA. Very comprehensive liner notes for both Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes and Havana Daydreamin’. Out of print. MCA cut “In The Shelter” to make it all fit.

Arranged by: Harrison Callaway, Jr.
Strings Arranged by: Bergen White
Engineered by: Chip Young and Brent Meaher
Recorded at: Youngiun Sound, Murfeesboro, Tennessee and Creative Workshop Berry Hill, Tennessee

Art Direction: Tom Wilkes
Designer: Martin Donald
Cover Illustration: David Jarvis
Interior Photography: Jane Slagsvol

Dedicated to the Memory of my grandfather, Captain James Delaney Buffett, the better half of The Captain and the kid whose picture appears in this album.

Here I am at album four. There are still blue skies on the cover and a few more “character” lines around the eyes. Crustacean fascinations are now Havana Daydreams, and the white suit and the parakeet are still waiting for the future date when we really sail away to Martinique.

There are now real Coral Reefers that have replaced the fictitious characters I used to employ. (Farewell Marvin Gardens and Company.) The band had its embryonic origin in a claustrophobic dressing room in
Raleigh, North Carolina. Surrounded on three sides by appreciative but fanatic fans who wouldn’t let us out. I turned to Roger (the mono-Reefer then), and calmly screamed “I can’t do this shit much longer. If I don’t get a band, I’ll go crazy”.

The band has come and is a welcome addition to “Coral Reefer Madness.” In all, I am happy with what I am doing, where I am living, and who I am loving. Tonight I’m Havana Daydreamin’,
tomorrow who knows?

Jimmy Buffett,

November 1975
Key West, Florida

Liner Notes courtesy BuffettRemasters.com