A Boy Named Charlie Brown
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||Oh, Good Grief||Vince Guaraldi Trio||2:22||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Pebble Beach||Vince Guaraldi Trio||2:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Happiness Is||Vince Guaraldi Trio||3:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Schroeder||Vince Guaraldi Trio||1:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Charlie Brown Theme||Vince Guaraldi Trio||4:20||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Linus and Lucy||Vince Guaraldi Trio||3:05||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Blue Charlie Brown||Vince Guaraldi Trio||7:27||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Baseball Theme||Vince Guaraldi Trio||3:13||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Freda (With the Naturally Curly Hair)||Vince Guaraldi Trio||4:34||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Fly Me to the Moon||Vince Guaraldi Trio||8:55||Album Only||View In iTunes|
This timeless album delights in at least two ways: as a heartwarming evocation of the cartoon character Charlie Brown and his buddies, and as a satisfying slice of ‘60s west coast jazz. In the ‘50s, the San Francisco-born composer/pianist Vince Guaraldi played with artists such as Woody Herman and Cal Tjader. By the time he recorded A Boy Named Charlie Brown — the album he is best known for — he had also released several recordings as a leader, including Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus and Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete & Friends. Here, heading up a trio that includes bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Colin Bailey, Guaraldi charms throughout. The pianist had an affinity for bossa nova: the breezy “Pebble Beach” might be named after a town in California but its laid back groove is clearly Brazilian. “Schroeder” appropriately displays a classical influence, linking it to Charlie Brown’s piano-playing friend of the same name. And of course, there’s the catchy “Linus and Lucy.” Charlie Brown wraps up with a bonus cut, a nice reading of the standard, “Fly Me to the Moon.” This much-loved album was recorded in the mid-‘60s and seems likely to remain a holiday favorite for years to come.
this is a great contribution to the peanuts cartoons of which i love. very good jazz music to, and for those who remember the peanuts of just like jazz this (especially Linus and Lucy) is a must buy.
All That Charlie Jazz!
This is a fun album. If you like Jazz and are at least over 20, you'll remember Charlie Brown. Under 20, you might not know him, since they rarely show the holiday specials anymore! Also, get "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Good Grief!
The over all feelling that Guraldi displays here is purely genius! No effort....it just flows. I can listen to this over and over again all day and into the night. This album brings back many good memories for me....sitting down, watching Peanuts then listing to my Mom faithfully reproduce Guaraldi's work...adding her own style of course. This is the best purchase for me yet!
Born: July 17, 1928 in San Francisco, CA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s