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All Concert Sessions

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band

1975 Tour

1975 brought some big changes to Jimmy’s live shows. Beginning March 5, Jimmy brought a full version of the Coral Reefer Band on the road for the first time. The year began with more Acoustic shows featuring Roger Bartlett in Buffett strongholds like Philadelphia and Atlanta. Once the band started in March, Jimmy was able to bring his music to some bigger venues along with the normal stops. Jimmy also increased his festival appearances, appearing at a July 4th show at the “A Day in the Sun” event at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis, and the Wild West Music fest in Austin, Texas, were Jimmy was second on the bill to Waylon Jennings. Radio was once again used to increase Jimmy’s popularity as a KSAN broadcast from the Boarding House in San Francisco, CA occurred on September 10. Perhaps the most unique show of the year was a rare outdoor show in November at the USF Soccer Field in St. Petersburg, FL that saw Jimmy and the Reefers play through temperatures in the 40’s.

1975 Coral Reefer Band:
Jimmy Buffett – Vocals, Guitar
Roger Bartlett – Guitar, Background Vocals
Harry Dailey – Bass, Background Vocals
Greg ‘Fingers’ Taylor – Harmonica, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Phillip Fajardo – Drums

While this isn’t the show that is pictured below it would give us a strong idea of what the potential set would have looked liked as this was a couple months prior.

1975 Tour Setlist (Constitution Hall in Washington DC — Monday December 8th, 1975):

  1. The Wino And I Know
  2. The Great Filling Station Holdup
  3. Please Take Your Drunken 15 Year Old Girlfriend Home
  4. Havana Daydreamin’ 
  5. Dallas 
  6. Door Number Three 
  7. God’s Own Drunk 
  8. Makin’ Music For Money 
  9. Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season 
  10. Presents To Send You 
  11. Pencil Thin Mustache 
  12. A Pirate Looks At Forty 
  13. Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw 
  14. Train to Dixieland 
  15. Kick It In Second Wind 
  16. Ballad Of Spider John 
  17. Life Is Just A Tire Swing 
  18. He Went To Paris

The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz was a concert and documentary film produced by the Canadian-American rock group The Band, held on November 25, 1976, at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California. The event was billed as The Band's "farewell concert" and featured a lineup of special guests, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, and many others.

The concert film was directed by Martin Scorsese, and it was released as a documentary in 1978. The film features performances by The Band and their guests, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the preparations leading up to the concert.

The Last Waltz is a landmark event in the history of rock and roll and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest concert films of all time. The performances showcased the diverse talents of The Band and their guests, and the film captured the energy and excitement of the event.

The Last Waltz also marked the end of an era for The Band, who had been one of the most influential groups in rock music in the 1960s and 1970s. The concert was a fitting tribute to the band's legacy and showcased their unique blend of rock, folk, and blues music.

The Last Waltz concert and film are celebrated today for their impact on the music industry and their place in rock and roll history. The performances by The Band and their guests, as well as the behind-the-scenes footage, offer a glimpse into the creative process of some of the most influential musicians of the era, making it a must-see for music fans and historians alike.