The Goldebriars

The Goldebriars

The Goldebriars made a couple of obscure pop-folk albums for Epic in 1964. The group is notable not for their pleasant yet lightweight music, but for the inclusion of a few members who subsequently went on to much more significant projects in rock after the band broke up. The most prominent of these was Curt Boettcher, producer and performer of some of the most highly esteemed California sunshine pop of the '60s with the Association, Sagittarius, and the Millennium. Future Music Machine drummer Ron Edgar was also in the Goldebriars briefly in their final days, although he did not play on either of their albums. Vocally, the Goldebriars were built around two sisters, Dotti Holmberg and Sherri Holmberg. At one point, the Goldbriars had three women and Boettcher singing, which, according to the liner notes for their second and final album, "made the group sound very much like the Lennon sisters doing work songs." That's not the kind of selling point anyone would want to push too hard and the non-sister female vocalist left the group, though that might not have corrected the female-male imbalance too much, given Boettcher's own higher-than-average male vocals. Boettcher played guitar and arranged for the Goldebriars, and some hints of the stratospheric vocal blends he would specialize in on his later pop/rock productions can be heard in the group's harmonies. The two Goldebriars LPs, however, are twee period commercial folk music from the tail end of the folk

Title Album Genre Tools
Queen of Sheba Straight Ahead Folk, Pop
Client:
Artist:
The Goldebriars
Era:
1960s
Genres:
Folk and Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Clarinet, Conga Drums, Guitar, Percussion, and Triangle
Keywords:
Feel-Good, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak and In Love
Subgenres:
Folk-Rock
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Straight Ahead, #8
Release Year:
1964
Track ID:
40880
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