Don't Stop the Carnival

Don't Stop the Carnival

by Jimmy Buffett
     
 

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Herman Wouk's novel Don't Stop the Carnival -- a tale of a frustrated middle-aged man who dreams of escaping the city for tropical paradise -- is the ideal literary vehicle for Jimmy Buffett, a man who made a living selling suburbanites the tropical dream. Buffett convinced Wouk to collaborate with him on a musical adaptation of the novel, which had a brief run

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Herman Wouk's novel Don't Stop the Carnival -- a tale of a frustrated middle-aged man who dreams of escaping the city for tropical paradise -- is the ideal literary vehicle for Jimmy Buffett, a man who made a living selling suburbanites the tropical dream. Buffett convinced Wouk to collaborate with him on a musical adaptation of the novel, which had a brief run in Miami in 1997. To stir up interest in the project, Buffett recorded 20 songs from the show with his Coral Reefer Band. Truth be told, there's little difference between these songs and any other Jimmy Buffett album, but it's actually heartening to hear him craft songs to fit a story. There are a few other vocalists, including narration from Wouk, sprinkled throughout the album, but Don't Stop the Carnival remains a Buffett album, filled with the breezy melodies and laid-back charm that distinguishes all of his work. If anything, the record holds together better than many of his latter-day efforts because he has something new to say, and he has written his strongest set of songs in many a moon.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/1998
Label:
Island
UPC:
0731452448521
catalogNumber:
524485

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Performance Credits

Jimmy Buffett   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Kathy Burdick   Vocals
Robert Greenidge   Steel Drums
Tina Gullickson   Vocals
Roger Guth   Drums
Yvonne Hodges   Vocals
Jim Hoke   Clarinet,Flute,Accordion,Saxophone
Amy Lee   Saxophone
Mac McAnally   Vocals
Jim Mayer   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Peter Mayer   Guitar,Vocals
Nadirah Shakoor   Vocals
Greg "Fingers" Taylor   Harmonica
Michael Utley   Keyboards
John Lovell   Trumpet
Tom Mitchell   Saxophone
Roy Agee   Trombone
C.E. Smith   Vocals
Herman Wouk   Narrator

Technical Credits

Robert Charles   Engineer
Jim DeMain   Engineer
Robert Greenidge   Contributor
J.L. Jamison   Engineer
Amy Lee   Horn Arrangements
Michael Utley   Producer
John Lovell   Horn Arrangements
Tom Richards   Engineer
Tom Mitchell   Horn Arrangements
Joe Hayden   Engineer
Nina Avramides-Berducat   Creative Consultant
Ross Ritto   Engineer
Sunshine Smith   Creative Consultant
Amy Hughes Frigo   Engineer
Steve Crowder   Engineer
Alex Boies   Illustrations
Grant Greene   Engineer

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