Jimmy Buffett documents 15 rarely played songs

Daughter Delaney filmed a series of videos at home

Most Parrotheads know that Jimmy Buffett’s biggest and most well-known songs are featured on a greatest hits album called Songs You Know By Heart. Now Buffett introduces Songs You Don’t Know By Heart, a series of videos his daughter Delaney has filmed with him at home.

Delaney Buffett has been directing and documenting stories behind 15 songs that have rarely been played in concert. They all have a story behind them, and Delaney, who has a background in film, helps to tell those stories.

“The concept was to film Dad and give intimate looks into songs and go down memory lane,” Delaney tells Newsweek. “I sit down one-on-one with him and get an unplugged version of these songs. Not only to jog his memory, but also mine to remember the stories he would tell. Some songs he knew off cuff, and others it took some time for him to remember. It’s a mix of mostly popular deep cuts and songs that resonate with people familiar with a lot of the older albums.”

Earlier this spring, Buffett asked, “What is the song we don’t all know by heart that you’d love to hear Jimmy revisit? And if there is special reason, please share that too.” There were thousands of replies.

Buffett has released “Captain and the Kid,” “Something So Feminine About a Mandolin,” and “Peanut Butter Conspiracy.”

The video segments are about eight minutes each, where Buffett tells how each song was written, the story behind it and then performs it.

More videos from Songs You Don’t Know By Heart will come out about once a week. The videos will all be on Jimmy Buffett’s official Facebook and Instagram pages.

Buffett’s new album Life On The Flip Side, was released on May 29th on Mailboat Records, and debuted at No. 2 on Billboard Top 200, No. 1 Country Album, No. 1 Americana Folk Album, No. 1 Independent Album and No. 5 Digital Album.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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