Buried Treasure: Volume 1 is a very special collection of Jimmy Buffett songs, recorded in 1969 in Mobile, AL and Nashville, TN discovered hidden in a recording studio closet. When legendary Nashville producer Buzz Cason sold his recording studio to John and Martina McBride, there was some cleaning up to do. That is when Jimmy learned that they had found a sizable collection of 1⁄4-inch tapes that were the demos of songs Jimmy had written and recorded for Buzz when he was writing for his publishing company. It turned out that there were over 125 songs in that pile of tape boxes. Also discovered were the original first recordings Travis Turk had engineered in Mobile, which is where the whole story of Buried Treasure starts.
As Jimmy describes it: "There is a reason we are calling this collection of songs and stories Buried Treasure – because they were literally buried in a closet in a recording studio in Nashville for decades. They were discovered by an old friend, Travis Turk, who actually recorded these tracks in Mobile, Alabama, in 1969, and more in Nashville in the years following, when we both wound up moving there. Travis eventually produced the first two albums I recorded in Nashville, as well. When we first found the tapes of Buried Treasure, I didn't know that it would turn out to be such a unique situation where I'd actually get to honor and introduce the people who started me out."