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Ship Happens!!!

by A1A

Uplifting, smooth, melodic, romantic, rhythmic and memorable Trop Rock. A1A's music is guaranteed to take you away on a temporary island vacation. So grab your cooler, hop on board the cruise ship and get ready for sun and fun!
Genre: World: Island
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Paradise At The End Of A1A
4:21 $0.99
2. Ship Happens!!
4:19 $0.99
3. Acapulco
3:52 $0.99
4. Moonlit Island Night
3:50 $0.99
5. Time After Island Time
3:54 $0.99
6. The Right Kind Of Day
4:04 $0.99
7. Just A Little While Longer
4:10 $0.99
8. Upon This Ocean Breeze
3:53 $0.99
9. Time To Leave The Dream
3:58 $0.99
10. Don't Look Now
6:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
A1A is proud to present to you their first all original CD.-- "Ship Happens!!" A LONG awaited and anticipated CD by A1A fans nationwide, "Ship Happens!" is getting excellent reviews, selling well and will hopefully be a large steppingstone for the band!

"Ship Happens!!" is the perfect example of the kind of CD you want to pop into your CD player when you just want to get away from it all. Need a trip to the islands, the beach, or a nice 7 day cruise to the Caribbean but can't get away from your current surroundings? Well, pour yourself a nice cool drink, close your eyes and let the mood of the new music by A1A take you away.

"Ship Happens!!" was originally written and recorded as a limited edition concept album for "The Parrothead Cruise of 2003" by Carnival Cruiselines. As it turned out, response was so overwhelming that the band decided to release it officially as their first all original CD.

A1A has gained national recognition over the past 13 years as The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show-Brought to you in part by Corona Beer and Margaritaville Tequila. 2003 marked a new chapter in A1A's history as they continued their tradition of making sun baked tropical rock with the release of their first all original CD, "Ship Happens!!

History Lesson

In 1992, after winning a Jimmy Buffett Sound Alike Contest for Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Records, Jeff Pike and A1A became The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, now internationally renowned. As the first band ever to showcase a high-energy 4-hour concert composed of nothing except Buffett's best songs, spanning every era of his career, A1A became the only band personally sanctioned by Jimmy Buffett himself. While other bands have followed in A1A's wake and even cited them as their main inspiration, A1A remains the first and foremost Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show.

A1A has played many respected venues and shows across the country, including The MGM Grand and The Key Largo Hotel Casinos in Las Vegas; The Gulfport Grand Casino Event Center in Gulfport, Mississippi; The Summit in Houston, Texas; two very special July 4 and July 5 performances for our country at the largest American Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan; Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafes in Key West and New Orleans; Sloppy Joe's in Miami, Orlando, Key West, Atlanta and Jacksonville; daily shows in Atlanta at the 1996 Olympics; Foxy's on Jost van Dyke; Carlos 'n' Charlie's in Cozumel; Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Green House in St. Martin; The Boatyard in Barbados; The Hotel Milan in Panama; The Maui Ocean Center in Maui, Hawaii; 7 years as the headline act at the now-legendary MOTM Annual Parrot Head Conventions in New Orleans and Key West, a variety of annual Caribbean Parrot Head Cruises dating back to 1995; The Roxy Theater and The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia; plus a long resume of concerts, corporate, festival and pro sporting events. (An added treat included here is that Jeff sings an astounding version of the National Anthem).

Over the years A1A has been joined onstage by several members of Jimmy Buffett's own Coral Reefer Band: harmonica master and now member of A1A, Greg "Fingers" Taylor; saxophonist & horn section leader, Amy Lee; guitarist, Peter Mayer; Music Director and keyboardist, Michael Utley and steel drum virtuoso, Robert Greenidge. Fingers and Amy Lee have both lent their talents to A1A's first two live CD's, the first CD produced by long time Coral Reefer Jim Mayer. Michael and Robert performed with A1A in front of the throngs of "parrot heads" at their annual convention in New Orleans and in Key West. A1A appeared in Jimmy's MTV Video "Fruitcakes" and Jeff's performance with Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band in Atlanta in 1995 was used as a limited edition radio promotion for Jimmy's tour that year. Need more?

Jimmy's band mates and business associates regularly recommend A1A to clients looking for the next best act to Jimmy himself. What better references could you ask for?




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William J. Keaton

Great Island Music
A1A does a great job here, Paradise at the end of A1A is classic, Time After Island Time, Upon This Ocean Breeze are excellent tunes you will want for your next island party.
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Amanda Gillard

I bought the album about 5 years ago... I've listened to it COUNTLESS times. Absolutely LOVE it.

Larry Pike

Good CD, easy to listen to, met my expectations
Ship Happens is typical of the genre, the songs are easy to listen to and paint a lyrical picture that is reminisent of days spent in the tropics or at least somewhere other than where we are at the current moment in time. What isn't typical is the passionate rendering of each tune by the band, Jeff's unique voice and song stylings bring a welcome change to everyday listening.

Vicki Mudd

A1A at its best
A1A is at their best. This cd is light and wonderful-- just the cd you want to pop it when the sun is shining and you want to smile. These guys prove once again that they are light-hearted and fun, as well as talented and original artists.

Jocelyne Winkles

The Best CD I have ever heard!!!!!
This Cd is the best Cd I have ever heard. It really makes you want to go to the islands. I feel like I am at the beach on vacation whenever I hear it. It is very calming and soothing. I would recommend anyone and everyone to get a copy, you won't regret it! Every song on the CD is AWESOME!!

Carl McCaskey

NOT a Buffett clone but much more
This is a tribute to Jimmy Buffett but not in the same way all those Elvis imitators go about with their Elvis tributes. No, instead A1A's CD "Ship Happens" is a tribute to the Jimmy Buffett spirit of song. This CD is very good on its own without any Buffett connection, but I am biased being a longtime Parrothead and enjoyed the feel and tone of the songs on this CD. The Buffett-ness (is that a word?) of the songs on "Ship Happens" range from subtle nuances of The Coral Reefer Band to flat-out admission of unabashed Buffett devotion. My only complaint, albeit a minor one, is that there seems a bit too much dead space between songs on the CD but that's really a minor production issue and does not take away from the quality of the music itself.

Susan (Vance) Bunch

Ship Happens
I went to school with these guys. I truly had no idea until recently that they were so talented. Tell the guys that I loved the CD.

Tropical Pleasures magazine

You can't go wrong with the melodic sounds of Jeff, Scott, and Koney.
"Ship Happens" is like the easy-listening jazz of the island music world. With elements of "tropical blues," Caribbean music and even a hint of the Manilow sound, and elements of Jimmy Buffett's style, even the discriminating tropical music fan will not be able to put this one down. You'll like this! Relaxation is just a play button away...but this album also includes elements of Rock. Get taken away to paradise with "Ship Happens!" I am anxiously awaiting a new trop jazz album or possibly a sequel to this one...


These guys are ABSOLUTELY the best at what they do!
All the songs on this CD make you feel like you are in the Islands with a icy beverage,warm sun on your face,and your favorite dancing partner beside you! Close your eyes and drift away! Keep up the great work!!


Bless my barnacles
My ears haven't enjoyed such a wonderful kaleidoscope of melodious meanderings in quite a while.
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