Vince Guaraldi

A Charlie Brown Christmas (888072264601)

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Vince Guaraldi

Craft Recordings

888072264601

LPS 165233

888072264601

JAZZ

1

LP 33,04 €

HOUSED IN A LIMITED SILVER FOIL

The choice of Vince Guaraldi to create the soundtrack for the first A Charlie Brown Christmas Special, which aired on CBS on December 9, 1965, came about by chance – and ended up proving to be an inspirational decision.

American television producer Lee Mendelson, the man who produced the show, was looking for someone to do a jazzy soundtrack. He initially tried for Dave Brubeck. “The first call I made was to Dave Brubeck, who was an old friend, but he was busy,” recalled Mendelson. “Years later he said he wished he hadn’t been busy!” Among the names Brubeck suggested calling was Vince Guaraldi.

PERSONNEL:

  • Vince Guaraldi - (piano)
  • Fred Marshal - (bass)
  • Colin Bailey - (drums)
  • Monty Budwig - (bass on B7)V
  • Colin Bailey - (drums on B7)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. O Tannenbaum
  • A2. What Child Is This
  • A3. My Little Drum
  • A4. Linus And Lucy
  • A5. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal)
  • B2. Skating
  • B3. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
  • B4. Christmas Is Coming
  • B5. Fur Elise
  • B6. The Christmas Song
  • B7. Greensleeves