Last Mango in Paris

Last Mango in Paris

by Jimmy Buffett


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Jimmy Buffett scored big with this 1985 effort, landing three singles on the country charts. "If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me," "Gypsies in the Palace," and "Please Bypass This Heart" were album standouts, but "Everybody's on the Run" became a template for his later dalliances with synth-tinged pop arrangements, and a handful of the album tracks would emerge as concert favorites. "Jolly Mon Sing" is the sort of island-tinged throwaway track that's probably pretty easy for a guy like Buffett to write; nevertheless, it's as warm as the Gulf Stream waters, and is sure to put a smile on the face of fans. Last Mango in Paris also unveiled a few more of Buffett's trademark, character-driven song stories. But unlike some of these experiments, where his storytelling tended to gobble up the song (pointing to Buffett's eventual skill as a novelist), "Frank and Lola" focuses on its funny tale over a jaunty harmonica and acoustic guitar arrangement that's right out of the American songbook. Sure, there's some filler here, as there is on most of his albums. But Last Mango in Paris' host of high points make it essential for anyone enamored of Buffett's live shows, or even the casual fan looking to expand beyond Songs You Know by Heart.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Mca
UPC: 0076731115726
catalogNumber: 31157
Rank: 58961

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Buffett   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Roy Orbison   Background Vocals
Marshall Chapman   Background Vocals
Larry Lee   Background Vocals
Wendy Waldman   Background Vocals
John Edwards   Background Vocals
Matt Betton   Drums
Larry Byrom   Electric Guitar
Sam Clayton   Percussion,Conga,Background Vocals
Glenn Frey   Guitar,Background Vocals
Emory Gordy   Bass,Electric Bass
Robert Greenidge   Percussion,Steel Drums
John Jarvis   Keyboards
Josh Leo   Guitar
Vince Melamed   Keyboards
Mark O'Connor   Violin
Timothy B. Schmit   Background Vocals
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Greg "Fingers" Taylor   Harmonica
Pam Tellis   Background Vocals
Mike Utley   Keyboards
Reggie Young   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Goodman   Composer
Michael Chapman   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Tony Brown   Producer
Steve Tillisch   Engineer
Michael Utley   Producer

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