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"Sometimes Happy Times"

17 Sunshine Pop Recordings by Dotti Holmberg

Recorded 1966-1970 (previously unissued)

Released by Sundazed Music 2002

Editorial Review

Album Description:

Her clarion voice can be heard ringing with the GoldeBriars, the folk-pop group she formed with Curt Boettcher and as part of the heavenly chorus that lifted Boettcher's productions into the stratosphere.  Sometimes Happy Times features 17 unissued masterpieces of sunshine pop, including collaborations with Boettcher, Sandy Salisbury, & Keith Olsen (Millennium), demos and home recordings from 1966-1970 that are stunning in their simple beauty.  Sundazed 2002.

Sample a 30 second sound clip of songs:

"I Sing My Song"
Written by Michelle O'Malley & Dana Adams

MP3

"Sea of Tears"
Written by Bobb Goldsteinn & Curt Boettcher
 MP3

"Foolish Times"
Written by Curt Boettcher
MP3

"And We're One"
Written by Dotti Holmberg & Sandy Salisbury
MP3

"Let You Know"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
MP3

"The Bird (Didn't Die)"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
MP3

"To Touch Upon the Light"
Written by Dotti Holmberg

MP3

"The Essence"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
MP3

"It's Not Worth It At All"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
MP3

"Love Is"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
MP3

Good News--"Love Is" is now included in a short film, "Journey From Pinsk", by award-winning artist Magda Matwiejew in Australia....You can check out the film here:    

Here's a free MP3 download of "Love Is"

"Baby's Blues"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
 MP3

"Sometimes Happy Times"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
 MP3

"Magic Carpet Ride"
Written by Dotti Holmberg & Randy Swickard
 MP3

"Pickin' Daisies"
Written by Zell & Gary Black
 MP3

"When the Wind Blows"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
MP3

"Love, Love"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
 MP3

"Visualize"
Written by Dotti Holmberg
MP3

Youtube Video for "Visualize": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b02SL_3YaDY

 

 

Espanol Review November 2004--Click Here

THIS IS POP! REVIEW--Click Here

Includes 12 page booklet (lots vintage photos) with superb Liner Notes written by Bobb Goldsteinn:

EXCERPT (1st few paragraphs from Liner Notes)

NATURALLY HIGH: THE SONGS OF DOTTI HOLMBERG.

PART I: �Singing, Dancing, Dreaming.�


In what could be viewed as a classic reversal to a familiar rags to riches saga, Dotti Holmberg was born right in the lap of show business�Hollywood, California�only to be almost immediately relocated to an extremely un-showbiz clime: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Raggedly uprooted at seven months by something she couldn't possibly understand (her parents' divorce), Dotti and her baby clothes were bundled onto a train in the company of two year-old sister Sheri and their three year-old brother Gary. The trio of tots were being sent to live with a grandmother who had agreed to take them in.

By the age of three�and with Granny's encouragement (she'd even accompany the two on the piano)�Dotti and her five year-old sister were performing together as a duo. �We sang and tap-danced for everyone whether they wanted us to or not,� confesses Dotti. �Even in taverns. Where the money was better.  Doesn't this sound like a movie? 'Playing for Pennies?'�

As in a movie montage, we see the girls grow both in height and in vocal technique. For a decade the two are introduced to audiences at church and charity socials as ��The Twin Cities� Own�The Holmberg Hi-Lite Sisters.�  They learn to dress in bathrooms, boiler rooms and stairwells, but all the while the girls are sharpening their resolve to get back to Hollywood and 'make it in show business' � an admittedly fanciful goal. Still, success seems inevitable when they land on a nightclub stage, close-harmonizing through a songbook consisting of the �Third Man Theme,� �Lullaby of Birdland,� �Mississippi Mud� and the droll duet �Sisters.�



Players on Recordings--

Personnel: Dotti Holmberg (vocals); Randy Garcia (guitar, piano, background vocals); Sandy Salisbury, Mike Deasy, Ben Benay, Jerry Scheff* (bass guitar); Keith Olsen (bass guitar); Toxie French (drums); Curt Boettcher, Sheri Holmberg-Olsen, Michele O'Malley, Sandy Salisbury, Gary Holmberg, Lee Mallory, Randy Swickard, Allison Buft (background vocals).

*JERRY SCHEFF
    Bass Guitarist on "Sometimes Happy Times"
    http://www.jerryscheff.com
    http://tcbfanclub.com

Producers: Dotti Holmberg, Curt Boettcher, Keith Olsen.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.

Press Release by Sundazed in May 2002 for Curt Boettcher's "Innocent Face" & Dotti Holmberg's "Sometimes Happy Times--CLICK HERE

Correction--On page 5 of the CD booklet, the picture is of Dotti & Randy Garcia (not Dotti and her brother Gary)

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