Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Linus and Lucy

Composed by Vince Guaraldi 1964

This is one of those songs where if you're not at least tapping your toes after the first few bars then you must have a heart of stone! Originally appearing in the Vince Guaraldi Trio album "Jazz Impressions Of A Boy Named Charlie Brown" in 1964, this song has come to be associated with the world of Peanuts ever since.  Just as Charles M. Shulz never dumbed down his writing even though it was a comic strip about children, the animated series was never dumbed down for a television and movie going audience either, including the soundtracks which featured many jazz and classical compositions, in stark contrast to the popular music of the day.  Vince Guaraldi wrote the music for most of the Peanuts series (17 television specials, the film and the TV series) and  the Peanuts have some of the best music by far that I've ever heard in an animated series.

Vince Guaraldi: piano
Puzzy Firth: bass
Jerry Granelli: drums

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