Thursday, December 2, 2010
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
It snowed for the first time in Chicago yesterday, which means this certain album must come out. Vince Guaraldi's '65 soundtrack to the CBS Christmas program of the same name is my favorite Christmas album and has become an album that I am exceedingly tempted to put on even after the holidays. It is captivating and amazingly well played while at the same time being most tender on tracks like "Christmas Time Is Here" and "Greensleeves". Vince Guaraldi has created something that I feel is universally nostalgic, so long as you have actually seen the short Charlie Brown special.
I've been spinning a few Yo La Tengo xmas shoes lately, and I'll do the occasional Christmas standard, but I'd love to branch out and hear your ideas for some new Christmas music listening. Let's hear it from ya in the comments.
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