Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour April 18th Playlist

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It's a big week for Trop Rock fans here at KBEC Studios. We've got Jimmy Buffett coming to town and we're sending our lucky contest winners to see him!

In celebration, this week's playlist is:

  1. Hot Hot Hot / Buster Poindexter and the Uptown Horns
  2. Tropic of Texas / Dennis Davis
  3. Time Loves a Hero / Little Feat (featuring Jimmy Buffett)
  4. What I Like About Texas / Waylon Jennings and Gary P. Nunn
  5. Knee Deep / Zac Brown Band (featuring Jimmy Buffett)
  6. Cowboy Boots & Bathin' Suits / Jerry Jeff Walker
  7. Blame It On Buffett / Kelly McGuire
  8. A Pirate Looks at Forty / Jimmy Buffett
  9. Changes In Latitudes / Jimmy Buffett
  10. Livin' the Life (Jimmy Buffett Only Wrote About) / Brent Burns
  11. Coulda Woulda Shoulda / Greezy Joe and the Cheap and Easy Band
  12. Parrotheads In Cowboy Boots / J. Michael Laferty

Kicking things off this week, in true Parrothead fashion, is "Hot, Hot, Hot"!  Originally written and performed by Montserrat musician Arrow, this version by Buster Poindexter (aka David Johansen of the New York Dolls) is world famous and has been used as the opening theme for Jimmy Buffett concerts for years.

"Tropic of Texas" is the title track of Dennis Davis's second album.  This guy is making some big waves in the Trop Rock community and one of his songs recently received a nomination for Song of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music.  Make sure to go check him out!

A song we've had the pleasure of playing several times now, "Time Loves a Hero" was recorded by Jimmy Buffett and Little Feat at Buffett's recording studio for the Join the Band album.

This Gary P. Nunn and Jerry Jeff Walker classic needs no introduction and we will play it every chance we get.

Continuing with the Jimmy Buffett theme this week, we've got his collaboration with the Zac Brown Band.  "Knee Deep" is from the You Get What You Give album.

"Cowboy Boots and Bathin' Suits" is a Jerry Jeff Walker song that is the title track of his 1997 album of the same name (an album, by the way, that was recorded in San Pedro).

Back again due to popular request is Kelly McGuire's "Blame It On Buffett".  We do, in fact, blame it all on Buffett!

The next two songs, "A Pirate Looks at Forty" and "Changes in Latitudes" are both among Buffett's "Big 8" songs that get played at almost every concert.  We expect that our lucky ticket winners will get to enjoy both of these songs live!

Another song in tribute to the King of Trop Rock is Brent Burns's "Livin' the Life (Jimmy Buffett Only Wrote About)".

"Coulda Woulda Shoulda" is the second appearance of Greezy Joe and the Cheap and Easy Band on the Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour.  It can be found on the Sail On album.

Wrapping things up this week is the appropriately titled "Parrotheads In Cowboy Boots".  J. Michael Laferty comes all the way from "the tropical tip of Texas" (always good in our book!) and released this song on the 2008 album of the same name.  That's all for our show this week - and remember to always tune in Wednesday nights at 7 for the best in Trop Rock and Gulf Coast Music right here on KBEC 1390!