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Gene Mitchell was born in the coastal town of Brunswick, Georgia. He began his musical career in the mid-'70s, performing with various bands in Georgia and Florida. With the advent of disco, fewer clubs were hiring rock bands, so Mitchell started performing as a solo act, singing originals as well as songs by Jim Croce, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, and other great singer/songwriters of the era. In 1978, attracted by the financial security and educational benefits it had to offer, Mitchell joined the U.S. Navy, figuring that after four years, the disco scene should have faded and he could return to Georgia to pursue music once again. However, by 1982 he had visited 14 countries, performed all over the world, and was winning fans everywhere he went. He decided to make the Navy his career, which still allowed him to continue performing and writing songs. While stationed in California in 1997, he entered a studio in North Hollywood to record an eight-track demo cassette. That was where he met Norman Saleet, author of such hits as Air Supply's "Here I Am" and Selena's "Where Did the Feeling Go." Saleet heard Mitchell's song "Out Past the Reef" and suggested he send it to Jimmy Buffet. Buffett liked the tune, but it didn't quite fit with the material he was writing at the time. Saleet then suggested that Mitchell keep the song and release his own record. In 1997, Mitchell started Sailor Boy Records and released his debut CD, Caribbean Cowboy. Reviews and sales were promising, so he returned to the studio and cut Big Coconut, which was released in September 1998. Mitchell retired from the Navy in 1999. ~ Larry Belanger
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  2.   A Lotta Pina Coladas
  3.   Forever on the Emerald Coast
  4.   Heart in Tow
  5.   Dancing on the Beach
  6.   Going Back to Georgia
  7.   Moonlit Bay
  8.   No Gas, No Motor, No Problem
  9.   So Far Away
  10.   Lazy Saturday Morning
  11.   Every Boat Has a Story
  12.   My Corona
  13.   It's Really Love This Time
  14.   Rum and Coca-Cola
  15.   Boats Belong in the Water
  16.   Parrot Bay
  17.   My Friend
  18.   Caledonia
  19.   Holding You Close to Me
  20.   The Way She Moves
  21.   Down Island Way (Reprise)
  22.   Tropical Express
  23.   Romance in Paradise
  24.   She Loves Me
  25.   Caribbean Cowboy
  26.   Happy Hour
  27.   Pictures
  28.   A Mile High on You
  29.   Mo' Mojitos Please
  30.   Two Hearts on One Breeze
  31.   Hometown Girls
  32.   Role of a Paradise
  33.   By the Beach
  34.   ...Conga Line
  35.   Real Life on the Island
  36.   Texas Moon
  37.   Captains
  38.   Summer's Back
  39.   Just Another Island Story
  40.   Can't Wait to Be in Miami
  41.   Life on the Island (Circle of Life Made of Sand)
  42.   Coconut Girl
  43.   Big Coconut
  44.   Surrender to the Moon
  45.   Outside My Window
  46.   Different Stories
  47.   I'm a Girlwatcher Too
  48.   Greetings from Florida
  49.   May All Your Blues Be Ocean and Sky
  50.   Tide I Ride
  51.   Two Big Coconuts
  52.   Waimea
  53.   Serene
  54.   Coconuts and Cocktails
  55.   Tribal Revival...
  56.   You're on Vacation
  57.   Sailing on St. Andrew's Bay
  58.   Island Swing
  59.   A Lady and a Dancer
  60.   Different Point of View
  61.   Bar Stool Therapy
  62.   Jellyfish
  63.   Cinnamon Bay
  64.   Cuba Groove
  65.   You with Me
  66.   Runaway Island
  67.   Sail-Ebration
  68.   Yesterday's Tomorrow Is Today
  69.   Coconut in the Tiki Hut
  70.   Jamaican Me Crazy
  71.   Classic Songs
  72.   Life on a Boat
  73.   Dance Among the Stars
  74.   Emerald Coastin' (Scenic Highway 30)
  75.   Mind on the Islands
  76.   Florida Moon
  77.   Sunshine Children
  78.   Sugarcane Is Sweet
  79.   Caribbean Crazy
  80.   How About Sunday
  81.   No More
  82.   Time Stands Still
  83.   My Mai Tai
  84.   Emerald Coast
  85.   The Sun and the Wind
  86.   Write Me a Note
  87.   Sail Away
  88.   Two Beach Chairs
  89.   Make Mine a Pina Colada
  90.   Sunrise
  91.   Liquid Lunch (Bar Hoppin' on St. Maarten)
  92.   Da Way She Move
  93.   Island Vibe
  94.   Fair Winds and Following Seas (A Song for Sailors)
  95.   Soft and Wet
  96.   Sweetest Smile
  97.   Magical Beat
  98.   Good Friend of Mine
  99.   Last Night on the Island
  100.   Love in the Early Stages
  101.   With You Here
  102.   Southern Most Sail
  103.   Martinis and Bikinis
  104.   Boat Ride
  105.   Out Past the Reef
  106.   Postcards from Orlando
  107.   Beauty and the Beach
  108.   Captive of Captiva
  109.   Reel Tight
  110.   Coconut Jazz
  111.   The Beach Is Calling My Name
  112.   Cold Seattle Night
  113.   Looking Forward to Nothing to Do
  114.   Vacation
  115.   Into the Blue
  116.   Back On the Island
  117.   Sailing Back Home to You
  118.   I'm Right Here
  119.   Beach Girl
  120.   Swimming Pool
  121.   Rum Phonics
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