Evergreen - - Percy's Post Bag -

Aquar­ter of a cen­tury ago, our then Editor, Roy Faiers, de­cided to es­tab­lish an in- house record com­pany and was im­me­di­ately ad­vised to con­tact Eric Holmes, a re­tired lo­cal tele­vi­sion and record­ing engi­neer with a huge record col­lec­tion and an en­cy­clo­pe­dic knowl­edge of Bri­tish and Amer­i­can dance bands. The re­sult was Ever­green Melodies, later re­named Yesterday’s Mu­sic. More than 225 CDs later, the la­bel is thriv­ing, with Eric still firmly at the con­trols.

It has been my re­ward to work with him on most of these CDs and I am de­lighted to pay public trib­ute to our res­i­dent oc­to­ge­nar­ian who has spent count­less hours re­mas­ter­ing thou­sands of tunes from hun­dreds of old LPs, EPs and 78s, some dat­ing back more than 90 years and many res­cued from char­ity shops and car boot sales. I know our read­ers ap­pre­ci­ate his ef­forts so here is the mae­stro pic­tured hard at work in his record­ing stu­dio.

Yesterday’s Mu­sic cur­rently of­fers more than 150 dif­fer­ent CDs, rang­ing from in­di­vid­ual artistes to full or­ches­tras, from dance bands and pop­u­lar tunes to both light and more se­ri­ous mu­sic, ei­ther singly or in a va­ri­ety of ex­cit­ing se­ries.

If you would like an up- to- date cat­a­logue then please send me a s. a. e. marked “CD list” or email

editor@ev­er­green­magazine.co.uk which will be for­warded to me for im­me­di­ate at­ten­tion. Go on...

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