Who Sang Bob Robert's Society Band? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Banana Wind cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996-6-4
Genre: Rock Latin Folk, World, & Country
Style: Cubano/Soft Rock/Folk Rock/Acoustic/Country Rock/Charanga
length: 3:44
Lyrics
Well, You've heard about the alligators sleepin' in the shade
You've heard heard about the sugar barons screwin' up the 'glades,
It's a melting pot existence
That is hard to contemplate
And a never ending battle in the Sunshine State.

But far, far away from the front page news,
Far, far away from the headline blues,
Down a secondary road that severely shows its age
The forties comes to life on a make-shift stage.

It's the Bob Robert's Society Band.
Playing every Sunday at the Orange Grove Stand.
They don't play grunge and they don't play loud.
It's the magic of the music that still draws a crowd.

Well, the word goes out
From Melbourne to the Keys.
The faithful get the message
Like it's written on the breeze.
Young folks, old folks,
'Bout to cut a rug
Fox Trot, Bunny Hop,
Do the Jitterbug,

To the Bob Robert's Society Band.
Playing every Sunday at the Orange Grove Stand.
They don't play grunge and they don't play loud.
It's the magic of the music that still draws a crowd.

I saw mini vans from Boca,
Buses from Perrine.
There were people speaking Hindu
In the Bar-B-Que line.
A couple on their honeymoon
Looked a bit confused.
But the boys in the band put 'em right in the mood.
They played.....

A lady dressed in purple started dancing all alone
Then she sauntered oh so gently to the vacant microphone.
She sounded like she's someone and never missed a beat.
By the time the number ended they were dancin' in the street.

They'd died and gone to heaven,
That lively little crowd,
Trombones and saxophones
Sent 'em through the clouds.
It could have gone all night
But the party had to stop.
When they blew the circuit breaker
In the souvenir shop.

It's the Bob Robert's Society Band
Playing every Sunday at the Orange Grove Stand
They don't play grunge and they don't play loud
It's the magic of the music that still draws a crowd.

It's the Bob Robert's Society Band
Playing every Sunday down at the Orange Grove Stand
They don't play grunge and they don't play loud
It's the magic of the music that still draws a crowd.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Only Time Will Tell
  • 2 Jamaica Mistaica
  • 3 School Boy Heart
  • 4 Banana Wind
  • 5 Holiday
  • 6 Bob Robert's Society Band
  • 7 OverKill
  • 8 Desdemona's Building a Rocket Ship
  • 9 Mental Floss
  • 10 Cultural Infidel
  • 11 Happy Ever After (Now and Then)
  • 12 False Echoes

  • Release information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 008811145125
    script: Latin