Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Song #136: "Linus & Lucy"--The Vince Guaraldi Trio (1964)

For all of us, it's very likely that the first time we heard today's song was on television, during a Peanuts special, and most likely it was the 1965 classic, "A Charlie Brown Christmas".

A year earlier, this song was actually released by composer Vince Guaraldi with his trio on his album entitled, "Jazz Impressions Of A Boy Named Charlie Brown". But it was when CBS premiered the aforementioned special during the holiday season over 51 years ago that America began to fall in love with "the unofficial music of Peanuts".

Now, over a half-century later, millions own the soundtrack CD to the special, the backbone of which is certainly this catchy tune.

A quick radio story: Back when I programmed the all-Christmas music format for the former WDYL-FM here in Richmond from 1989 to 1996, in the later years, I used this song as the background music for our traffic reports.

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