Havana Daydreamin'

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By the time of his fifth album, Havana Daydreamin', Jimmy Buffett seemed to have established a pattern for what a collection of his songs would be. The best one-word description for the musical style still would have to be "country," but Buffett, and probably his record label, had given up on trying to sell him to the conventional country audience, and instead aimed at a slice of the pop market. That was fair enough, since he had evolved a persona as a Gulf Coast ne'er-do-well in compositions full of sentimentally viewed oddball characters "Woman Goin' Crazy on Caroline Street," co-written with Steve Goodman, a re-recording of "The Captain and the Kid" from his first ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By the time of his fifth album, Havana Daydreamin', Jimmy Buffett seemed to have established a pattern for what a collection of his songs would be. The best one-word description for the musical style still would have to be "country," but Buffett, and probably his record label, had given up on trying to sell him to the conventional country audience, and instead aimed at a slice of the pop market. That was fair enough, since he had evolved a persona as a Gulf Coast ne'er-do-well in compositions full of sentimentally viewed oddball characters "Woman Goin' Crazy on Caroline Street," co-written with Steve Goodman, a re-recording of "The Captain and the Kid" from his first album, Down to Earth, self-deprecating self-portraits "My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don't Love Jesus", and humorous depictions of life on the road for the working musician "Big Rig," written by Gregory "Fingers" Taylor, harmonica player in Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, "Kick It in Second Wind," co-written with girlfriend Jane Slagsvol, with plenty of references to alcohol and recreational drugs thrown in. It was perhaps unfortunate that the two best-written songs on the album, each of which ended one side of the LP, were written by others, Jesse Winchester's touching, whimsical "Defying Gravity" and Steve Goodman's road song "This Hotel Room." But that suggested that Buffett was looking for good songs to sing, whether he wrote them himself or not.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076731109329
  • Catalog Number: 31093
  • Sales rank: 10,601

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Buffett Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Gimble Violin
Steve Goodman Guitar
Muscle Shoals Horns Horn
Buzz Cason Vocals
Anita Ball Vocals
Roger Bartlett Guitar
Sammy Creason Drums
Harry Dailey Bass
Don Gant Vocals
Ginger Holladay Vocals
Jerry McGee Guitar
Farrell Morris Percussion
Greg "Fingers" Taylor Harmonica
Mike Utley Keyboards
Bergen White Vocals
Joe Osborn Bass
David Bryant Vocals
Technical Credits
Todd Rundgren Composer
Don Gant Producer
J. Slagsvol Composer
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