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EM 0154

The Temperance Seven
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Evergreen Melodies was established by This England and Evergreen magazines in 1990 as an antidote to raucous contemporary offerings. The title speaks for itself! Remember when popular music was tuneful, rhythmic, innocent and free from bad language? Yes? Then you will enjoy listening to it again! No? Then be prepared for a surprise!

In the days before television, when radio was king, all music went out live and there was no such thing as a recorded programme. The only way to be sure of hearing your favourite tunes, therefore, was to go out and buy a 78 rpm record. There was no shortage of singers, band leaders or general artistes and many were huge stars. In each case the recording was achieved in one take and if a mistake was made it was often left in rather than try again. True!

It is estimated that 75% of those past their golden wedding first met on the dance floor, while a sizeable percentage of other OAPs did so too. This kind of music needs no words of encouragement for them but a younger generation is also discovering that BBC Radio 2’s policy of limiting output to the last 50 years is badly flawed because it even cuts out the first Cliff Richard recordings!

Take a break; have a look at what is on offer; then try it out for yourself. There is so much to discover about Evergreen Melodies and what you find will surprise you. Male and female singers, dance bands, shows, light music – it’s all there for the taking!



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