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Story Behind the Song: Ramajay Intercoastal, “Magic Cruise”

Ramajay Intercoastal is known for their high energy Caribbean sound. Longtime friends and band mates “Tall” Paul Bobal and Quincy Yeates along with their wives, Kristie Bobal and Aimee Yeates, collaborated to create a sultry Caribbean Latin song. Released on their first album Jamboulé, here is the Story Behind the Song “Magic Cruise.” It all …

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Story Behind the Song: Jim Asbell, “The Other Side of the Island”

Jim Asbell has been a troubadour since 1997. His parents took him to see Elvis in concert and Jim saw the audience react to the music from the man on the stage. That set him off on the mission to learn and soak up all the music he could. Jim had it pretty easy when …

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Story Behind the Song: Thom Shepherd, “Redneck Yacht Club” & “Riding with Private Malone”

Thom Shepherd is one of the most prolific “commercial” songwriters I know. He’s had so many other musicians record his songs, but my favorite version of all of his songs stems from hearing Thom deliver the melody and lyrics. Here he tells us about two of his best-known songs that were originally (and successfully) recorded …

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Story Behind the Song: Danny Rosado, “Beach Boy Coming Home”

Danny Rosado is from Alabama and traveled the world as a Navy helicopter pilot. New to the Trop Rock music scene, Danny’s songs are a mix of Gulf Coast, Americana and a sound he calls Sandgrass. Working on his first all original Trop Rock album due out May 13th, Danny tells us the story behind …

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Story Behind the Song: Rick Lamb, “Red Sky at Night”

Rick Lamb of The Phin Addicts (formerly Cruize Control) tells us about how he came to write his best-known song, “Red Sky at Night,” while he was in the Navy. He also relates how he came to love Buffett music and what Trop Rock means to him now. If you were at the annual Parrot …

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Story Behind the Song: Jimi Pappas, “Watermelons”

Jimi Pappas is an eclectic Artist/Musician bringing a vast variety of style to his music. Performing for Disney for over 10 yrs, Drummer (nick named Pappapotamus) for Jim Morris and The Big Bamboo Band, guitar and vocals for Tom Becker’s John Denver Tribute show, his own creation “Beatlebeats”, front man of the duo “The JP’s” …

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Story Behind the Song: The Detentions, “Coast”

Dan Sullivan is part of the duo The Dententions. He and Chris Hillier (both are school teachers!) made a name for themselves with this song “Coast” when it began playing on Radio Margaritaville a couple of years ago. Thousands of fans have now discovered The Dententions and they recently received the “Best Duo / Trio” …

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