Vince Guaraldi and the Lost Cues from the Charlie Brown TV Specials
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||Little Birdie||Vince Guaraldi||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Play It Again, Charlie Brown||Vince Guaraldi||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Centercourt||Vince Guaraldi||4:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Motocross||Vince Guaraldi||3:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Peppermint Patty||Vince Guaraldi||1:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Incumbent Waltz||Vince Guaraldi||1:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||African Sleigh Ride||Vince Guaraldi||1:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown||Vince Guaraldi||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thanksgiving Theme||Vince Guaraldi||2:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Joe Cool (Vocal)||Vince Guaraldi||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pitkin County Blues||Vince Guaraldi||7:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Joe Cool (Instrumental)||Vince Guaraldi||5:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Though best known for his Yuletide compositions accompanying 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, there was much more that Vince Guaraldi contributed to the Charlie Brown TV specials — enough to build a box set with — but until that comes to fruition, Vince Guaraldi and the Lost Cues from the Charlie Brown TV Specials is a great place to dig into some of those old-school childhood tunes. It starts off with the soulful and jazzy “Little Birdie” from 1973’s A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving where Guaraldi’s singing voice sounds somewhat inspired by Jack Sheldon who sang on many of the Schoolhouse Rock! educational shorts of the same era. Another standout is the funk-fusion of “Motocross” from 1975’s You’re A Good Sport, Charlie Brown. Proto-feminist upstart Peppermint Patty even gets her own grove on a namesake tune that jams heavy on a Fender Rhodes for just over a minute and a half. Predictably (but in a good way), the coolest tune here is “Joe Cool,” replete with clavinet, a solid bass groove and one of Guaraldi’s best vocal takes ever.
Somewhere it should be written as law that every Vince Guaraldi fan MUST own "Little Birdie" and this slightly revised rendition of "Thanksgiving Theme". Of course all the songs are gems in their own right, but a few other standouts are "Motocross" and "Joe Cool". What a treat this release is! Thank you David for keeping the memories alive and well. -Jim Emmons
The music from the Peanuts never ceases to amaze me. I've listened to it countless times, and it just never seems to get old!
I am so excited that his is available here now. Little Birdie & Peppermint Patty are just the toppers to a flawless arrangement of music. This music will forever make me feel like a kid.
Born: July 17, 1928 in San Francisco, CA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s