Ever­green Gifts A col­lec­tion of CDs all exclusive to

Evergreen - - Then & Now -

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

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