Billionaire Blues

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Alan Williams - Trombone
Beth Custer - Clarinet
David James - Guitar, Voice
Dina Maccabee - Viola
Jan Jackson - Drums
Lisa Mezzacappa - Bass


Recorded Sept 3rd and 4th, 2015 at Red House Speak Easy, San Francisco by Jeff Cressman

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released January 8, 2016

All music composed by David James (BMI)

Mixed by Jeff at Cressman Music Studios
Mastered by Jeremy Goody
Photos by Federico Cusigch and David James
Layout and Design by Kate Pittard

Thank you: Beth, Alan, Dina, Lisa, and Jan for the inspiration, encouragement, musicianship, patience, and hard work (good people, son); Federico Cusigch for the various support; Kate for the eyes; Charith Premawardhana, John Ettinger, Ela Polak, Jeff Cressman, and Daniel Fabricant for stepping in; all the Indiegogo contributors for contributing; Steve Heilig for matching; San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music for the help; Dolores Lorraine Dulaney James for faith in spite of it all.

Thank you, Suzanne.

Billionaire Blues was funded by SFFCM's Musical Grant Program www.sffcm.org


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Track Name: Billionaire Blues
I'm tired of tryna fill a pair – I don't even know who they belong to.
High up on a hill somewhere, I can't even enjoy the view.
I'm tired of my killer hair, wish I could dig a less expensive 'do.
I'm glad that I'm a billionaire.
Track Name: Dimes
One for the Activist Judge
Hear her read her decision
One for the Soldier in the Sand
Watch him leave his division

You decide
And you approach your machine
With the change you've made
And you find
You've got a pocket full of dimes in a penny arcade
You're in a penny arcade
It's just a penny arcade
You've got a pocketful of dimes in a penny arcade

One for the President's Mouth
You can stick anything in
One for the Capitol Choir
Such delight when they're singin'

Take your time
The machines don't care about the change you've made
They just serve to remind
You've got a pocket full of dimes in a penny arcade
You're in a penny arcade
It's just a penny arcade
You've got a pocketful of dimes in a...

You wanna play
You wanna make the mechanisms move
You wanna play the wires along the tracks
and through the grooves

A dream sublime
The machine's gonna care about the change you've made
But in the meantime
You've got a pocket full of dimes in a penny arcade
You're in a penny arcade
It's just a penny arcade
You've got a pocketful of dimes in a...

You think it's time
You got into the coin-operated entertainment trade
You'll do just fine
Sweeping the floor of all the dimes in a penny arcade
You're in a penny arcade
Your very own penny arcade
You'll have buckets full of dimes in a penny arcade