The Soundtrack to a Season

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Having grown up listening to the famous crooners of the nineteen fifties and sixties (Nat King Cole, Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis e.g.) attach their signature voices to well known holiday tunes, I struggle to embrace contemporary musicians and their slickly produced and artificial versions with much enthusiasm. But my favorite album to listen to while wrapping presents and clogging my arteries with holiday cookies is Vince Guaraldi’s timeless classic--A Charlie Brown Christmas, which was released in 1965.


A Charlie Brown Christmas [sound recording]

Posted by Ryan Gage at 11/17/2011 04:59:46 PM | 

Vince is the BEST!!!! This is the one holiday album I leave in the rest of my year long music shuffle!
Posted by: JenniferC ( Email ) at 11/25/2011 8:26 PM

This really is one of the all time classics. Guaraldi really swung and used "real" jazz harmony and feel but made something very accessible and enjoyable to everyone.
Posted by: Jazz Violin ( Email ) at 11/26/2011 1:30 AM

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