Evergreen Gifts A collection of CDs all exclusive to
Derek Barsham: Britain’s most famous wartime boy soprano whose voice was heard regularly at peak time on the radio just before the 6 o’clock news, as a coded message to the troops before D- Day and then preceding Churchill’s victory speech. He even sings accompanying himself as boy soprano and adult baritone. A real collector’s item. Tracks include: I’ll Walk Beside You; Land of Hope and Glory; The Holy City; Hear my Prayer, etc. Code: C153
Frank Crumit: This one- off Vaudeville artist wrote and performed brilliantly witty songs which brought him a huge following during his short life. Many of them poked fun at golf, especially Donald the Dub who “wrecked more ground than Columbus found!”. Other songs which sold several million copies included A Gay Caballero and Abdul Abulbul Amir while There’s No One with Endurance Like the Man Who Sells Insurance and The Song of the Prune are pure classics. Code: C146
Paul Robeson: What a man and what a voice! Thoughtful, soothing, penetrating and deeply meaningful, he had a quality quite unlike anyone else, before or since. Listen to a genius at work.
Tracks include: Lazy Bones; Ol’ Man River; Canoe Song; Shortnin’ Bread; Rockin’ Chair; Just a Wearyin’ For You; Ma Curly Headed Baby; No John No; Trees; So Shy; Water Boy; Perfect Day; Fat Little Feller; Mighty Lak a Rose; My Old Kentucky Home, etc. Code: C138
Country Gardens: We all like a nice garden and green fingers have provided the inspiration for many composers down the years. These 24 superb tracks include mention of Narcissus, Marigold, Hollyhock, Daisies, Bluebells, Roses, Amaryllis, Lavender and Apple Blossom, not to mention birds, trees and insects. A delightfully rural selection of music. Code: C150
Beautiful Brass: Some musical snobs think the golden age of brass bands has passed — it hasn’t and is very much alive and well! On this CD you can enjoy familiar tunes played by famous bands, including Fodens, GUS, Morris Motors and the Salvation Army. British brass bands are unique — and so is this specially created disc made with the special help of the National and British champions, Fodens! Code: C147 Bix Beiderbecke: Nobody has ever emulated the bell- like tone of self- taught cornet player Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke whose unique sound is as fresh today as it was back in the Twenties. Sadly, he died young at the age of 28 but his brilliant reputation remains untarnished. Never heard him? Start now! Tracks include: Humpty Dumpty; Krazy Kat; Margie; Goose Pimples; In a Mist; Rhythm King, etc. Code: C149 The Temperance Seven: This group of anarchistic young musicians preceded Monty Python and shot to fame with their Twenties style dress, and versions of You’re Driving Me Crazy and Pasadena. This CD includes all their best recordings and is a real foot tapper. Tracks include: Eton Boating Song; Yes Sir, That’s My Baby; My Blue Heaven; Dinah; Ain’t She Sweet? and The Charleston. Code: C154