Monday, September 10, 2007

Vince Guaraldi "Oh, Good Grief"!

Here's a collection of the songs that Vince Guaraldi wrote for the Charlie Brown cartoons. He can be heard here playing the piano and electric harpsichord. Vince is backed-up by Carl Burnett on drums, Stanley Gilbert on bass, and Eddie Duran on electric guitar. Oh, Good Grief! isn't Vince Guaraldi's classic piano-trio recordings of his "Peanuts" favorites--for those, try the soundtrack to A Boy Named Charlie Brown. But it is a 1968 "re-imagining" of several of those favorites. The sound is unfamiliar but the groove is unmistakably Guaraldi's, and it'll grow on you after your ear adjusts. For purists, the "Great Pumpkin Waltz" and "Rain, Rain Go Away" are a return to Guaraldi's trademark acoustic lyricism.

Vince Guaraldi "Oh, Good Grief"! Zip File

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