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Palm Trees by Billie Davies

From the album

Album Title: On Hollywood Boulevard
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Duration: 01:11:32

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Fiona's Comments

Quirky, hipness with a slick finish - with some ones and twos in twos and fours that knock you for six.

About the Album

“On Hollywood Boulevard” came about while Billie Davies lived at 6533 Hollywood Blvd. at The Historic Hillview Hollywood in Hollywood, Los Angeles. She lived there for several years and her many experiences in and impressions of Hollywood Boulevard needed recording. It took from 2012 in Hollywood, the initial conception, to September of 2016 in New Orleans to result in a recorded album of 5 songs that Billie Davies wrote melodies and lyrics for, 1 instrumental improvisation and 1 improvisation with improvised lyrics by IRIS P. Billie and her husband/producer Mike Davies chose Evan Oberla, with whom she has recorded and performed since February of 2015, on keys/synth and trombone and Oliver Watkinson, who became her bass player in the summer of 2015, on electric bass. Billie Davies met Iris P through an introduction by Evan, during one of their performances at The Dragon’s Den, in New Orleans, and was rejoiced to find the perfect vocalist, the perfect chemistry, to record and perform the “On Hollywood Boulevard” lyrics and experience. Palm Trees, the very slender, high, elegant palm trees of Hollywood Boulevard sell you the California dream and guard over our dreams, so we would never forget to chase our dreams, no matter how hard or easy, no matter how poor, how rich, how ugly or how beautiful we were, we all had that one thing in common, us locals on Hollywood Boulevard, we worked hard on making our dreams become reality...

Track Listing

On Hollywood Boulevard 1; The Girl In The Window; Jacaranda; Yellow Sunshine; Palm Trees; Hollywood Boulevard; On Hollywood Boulevard 2

Personnel

Additional Personnel

Billie Davies: Electric Drums; IRIS P: Vocals; Evan Oberla: Electric Piano, Synth, Trombone; Oliver Watkinson: Electric Bass

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Date featured

March 16, 2018

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