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Vince Guaraldi Trio — Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Album: Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus
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Released: 1962
Length: 3:03
Plays (last 30 days): 4
(Instrumental)
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Pure artistry without pretenses.
 ShamPh0t wrote:

Bill, I'm sure you know that this was associated with WNEW in New York, the sign off piece at 2 AM, to be more precise. How often I heard this right before going to bed. It was my lullaby. Could have been Scott Muni, could've been Dennis Elsas - anybody know?



“Double-you, any-double-you
Eleven-three-oh in New York”

 bullshipped wrote:

This stinks play some Hawkwind not Charlie Brown

'I think Hawkwind would be more likely to be odiferous,' he harrumphed.

EXCELLENT!!!
Vince Guaraldi songs remind me of holidays be it Halloween , Thanksgiving or Christmas. Love them 
I'd like to hear Metallica do a version of this. 
 niseywee wrote:

seems like something Snoopy would enjoying while sitting on top of his doghouse



You're right! Vince took this and transformed it to make "Linus & Lucy," the theme song for Peanuts.
 thewiseking wrote:


OK Mr SmartyPants, what was Paco's theme music?

...Canon in D?  ;-)


 chinaski wrote:

WNEW FM, what a great great time it was for so many of us back then.

Dennis Elsas used Cast Your Fate to the Wind.
Jonathan used the Chopin Prelude 4 in E Minor to close.
Scott Muni used the Bob Lind Elusive Butterfly to close his show. 
Bob Lewis ended his program with Flying from the Beatles. 
Alison Steele also ended her show with "Flying."
Pete Fornatale ended with various recordings from the Assembled Multitude. 
Mike Harrison ended with Rock and Roll Ensemble's Pick Up in the Morning.



OK Mr SmartyPants, what was Paco's theme music?
 Misterfixit wrote:

I remember the motorcycle now, too .. it was a Honda 305.  Guess Edie liked that vibration.




The best sounding motorcycle ever.
 Proclivities wrote:

I'm pretty sure it was Dennis Elsas, but I remember him going off the air around 10 PM, before giving up the mic to Alison Steele.  I guess his schedule may have varied over the years.


Alison Steel, The Night Bird.
It's strange thinking that jazz was widely associated with counterculture and drugs about 10-15 years before it made its way into Peanuts and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.  The 1960s, what a time of cultural change, and it's good to see society can at least shake off a few ridiculous taboos.
Fantastic. Dude passed too early. Could be way more productive if he had live his latter years.
This is one of those songs that instantly takes me back to youth, very similar to the Snoopy song.
WNEW FM, what a great great time it was for so many of us back then.

Dennis Elsas used Cast Your Fate to the Wind.
Jonathan used the Chopin Prelude 4 in E Minor to close.
Scott Muni used the Bob Lind Elusive Butterfly to close his show. 
Bob Lewis ended his program with Flying from the Beatles. 
Alison Steele also ended her show with "Flying."
Pete Fornatale ended with various recordings from the Assembled Multitude. 
Mike Harrison ended with Rock and Roll Ensemble's Pick Up in the Morning.

 bullshipped wrote:

This stinks play some Hawkwind not Charlie Brown



How about you jut hit PSD or the skip button and keep your negative personal feelings/opinions about the music to yourself.
The piano made go places Scotch and a joint never did    Easy 10.
 unclehud wrote:

"I prefer the James Gang cover."      (Comment meant as a joke, although I really do prefer the James Gang version.) 




Found it. Anyone else looking for the James Gang version, its interpolated in The Bomber on Rides Again.
You're welcome.
 unclehud wrote:

This is great and I love it, but the James Gang version is the best cover.




What!? James Gang. Love that band (still). Where? What album? I must know!!
 (anonymous) wrote:

Enough already ... this is weak jazz and is only good for Peanuts soundtracks ...




Are you the Grinch?
 Jeff09 wrote:

Bill, there really are some of the most sublime segues between songs...all the time.  It is one of the arts that you and Rebecca practice here on this small island of amazing music.



it's a huge continent of amazing music!
An easy 10...  
 Proclivities wrote:

I'm pretty sure it was Dennis Elsas, but I remember him going off the air around 10 PM, before giving up the mic to Alison Steele.  I guess his schedule may have varied over the years.
 

What a banger this is, evocative of many many emotions
We need an 11. For this song only.
there is something wrong with hearing Charlie Brown's theme song more than Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee's excellent album "Sonny & Brownie", with help from John Mayall, Sugarcane Harris, and others. 
Just noticed that in the beginning and end parts, the bass is being played with a bow.  Amazing what you hear when you really listen.
 Ian_C wrote:
Guarldia is a master of minimalism. Only plays the notes that need to be played.
 
Miles Davis is often credited with saying that "it's the notes that you don't play" that are as important as the ones you do.

Vince nails those notes as well.
Now Godlike in my books.
Guarldia is a master of minimalism. Only plays the notes that need to be played.
It's happy hour somewhere!
I've had this song on a 45 since I was about 10 years old. I used to listen to it quite a lot on my little portable record player. I just today realized who it was by and made the connection. I'm going to have to dig out that record again. I think it's still at my parents' house.
 niseywee wrote:
That's funny 'cause it gave me a strange urge to watch old Peanuts episodes.
 

Swinging yes ~ but Mellow it is not!
 Ihatethissong wrote:

courtesy of Wikipedia:

"...Guaraldi went on to compose scores for seventeen Peanuts television specials..."
 
While working on a Peanuts' documentary, one of the producers heard this song while he was driving over the Golden Gate Bridge. He reached out and asked Guaraldi if he would consider composing the music for the show and Guaraldi gave us "Linus and Lucy". He then wrote the score for "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and the rest is, as they say, history.
 bruceandjenna wrote:
Thanks for the memory.  Also listened to WFMU, an alternative college station from Farleigh Dickinson University in northern NJ.
 

 jp33442 wrote:
No that is WFDU 
 
WFMU, independent, listener-supported radio from East Orange, NJ.  Woof Moo:
WFMU
How could you not love this one
Bill, there really are some of the most sublime segues between songs...all the time.  It is one of the arts that you and Rebecca practice here on this small island of amazing music.
 niseywee wrote:
seems like something Snoopy would enjoying while sitting on top of his doghouse
 
courtesy of Wikipedia:

"...Guaraldi went on to compose scores for seventeen Peanuts television specials..."

10 for the mustache
seems like something Snoopy would enjoying while sitting on top of his doghouse
 bruceandjenna wrote:


Thanks for that memory.  Also listened to WFMU, an alternative college station from Farleigh Dickinson University in northern NJ.  
 
No that is WFDU 
 Supertar wrote:
I was just thinking of this song, are you in my brain?
 
Bill is in cahoots with Alexa.
This is great and I love it, but the James Gang version is the best cover.
 ShamPh0t wrote:
Bill, I'm sure you know that this was associated with WNEW in New York, the sign off piece at 2 AM, to be more precise. How often I heard this right before going to bed. It was my lullaby. Could have been Scott Muni, could've been Dennis Elsas - anybody know?
 

Thanks for that memory.  Also listened to WFMU, an alternative college station from Farleigh Dickinson University in northern NJ.  
Linus and his piano with a bust of Beethoven.
I was just thinking of this song, are you in my brain?
Dan Ingram used to introduce this as "Cast Your FAT to the Wind" on WABC AM radio before FM began playing better stuff. I was a high school sophomore back then, and AM radio was all we had. 
Yeah, take that bass for a walk!
Sunday morning. I was going to listen to the latest news on NPR and get depressed. Instead, RP beckoned, and I was rewarded with this gem. Thank you Bill.
This stinks play some Hawkwind not Charlie Brown
 miquela75269 wrote:
This is probably the first time I've heard this on radio, in decades! Thanks, Bill, you make listening to RP a singular experience......!!!
 
 
Saw George Winston (wiki) 10/11/18 play at our restored Normal Theater (pictures at the hop). Very intimate.  He's a bit shy and has a bit of Robin Wright's humor!!!
Me thinks bill liked all the peanuts shows as a kid.
Plays several cuts from them
This is probably the first time I've heard this on radio, in decades! Thanks, Bill, you make listening to RP a singular experience......!!!
 
Wow! One word for that piece of music, INCREDIBLE, Thank you RP, We are still getting educated by you, musically that is .... of course.
This isn't "Linus & Lucy" folks.

 timmus wrote:
I wonder if it's possible to listen to this tune without thinking of Peanuts.

Reminds me of a 1970 Mad Magazine cartoon where a character on TV said "We will now play the William Tell Overture, and as a test of maturity we will see if you can listen without thinking of The Lone Ranger".  In the next panel, the music is playing and the dad is bounding out of the kitchen with a beer saying "Hi ho Silver!"
 
This song often reminds me of a DJ in NYC many years ago - on WNEW-FM, who would play it at the end of his shift.  Despite all the GIF files in posted this thread, this song was never featured in a Peanuts cartoon, it was written several years before he composed for Peanuts.
Quincy Jones version is excellent and may not induce thoughts of Peanuts.
Timeless...
 timmus wrote:
I wonder if it's possible to listen to this tune without thinking of Peanuts.

Reminds me of a 1970 Mad Magazine cartoon where a character on TV said "We will now play the William Tell Overture, and as a test of maturity we will see if you can listen without thinking of The Lone Ranger".  In the next panel, the music is playing and the dad is bounding out of the kitchen with a beer saying "Hi ho Silver!"

 
No, it's not. Unless you've hidden behind a rock for the last 30 years. Or were born yesterday...
I wonder if it's possible to listen to this tune without thinking of Peanuts.

Reminds me of a 1970 Mad Magazine cartoon where a character on TV said "We will now play the William Tell Overture, and as a test of maturity we will see if you can listen without thinking of The Lone Ranger".  In the next panel, the music is playing and the dad is bounding out of the kitchen with a beer saying "Hi ho Silver!"
 merrickw wrote:

Shroeder and Snoopy Dance
 
Best during Christmas...Thanks Bill!
Jazz ruined version.
Outstanding!! 

Shroeder and Snoopy Dance

 aspicer wrote:
Wow! Never heard this before. Wonderful.

 
If you like this check out 'Ramsey Lewis' version.
 VH1 wrote:


 
Yup
"I prefer the James Gang cover."      (Comment meant as a joke, although I really do prefer the James Gang version.) 
Loved this forever and never knew who it was.
What a way to spend a hot arvo here in Brisvegas superb.

So nice to sit down to work to.  WBZ in Boston was a blowtorch and used to actually play music in the 60s.  DJ named Dick Summer played this and voiced over stories and some poetry.
 ShamPh0t wrote:
Bill, I'm sure you know that this was associated with WNEW in New York, the sign off piece at 2 AM, to be more precise. How often I heard this right before going to bed. It was my lullaby. Could have been Scott Muni, could've been Dennis Elsas - anybody know?
 
I'm pretty sure it was Dennis Elsas, but I remember him going off the air around 10 PM, before giving up the mic to Alison Steele.  I guess his schedule may have varied over the years.
Timeless as they get. 
 jimtyrrell wrote:
Ahh the wonders of RP programing, from Queen s Bohemian Rapsody to this great classic. Works for me Bill
 

 
{#Clap}{#Notworthy}{#Yes}
{#Bananapiano}  {#Drummer} {#Dancingbanana_2}
 ShamPh0t wrote:
Bill, I'm sure you know that this was associated with WNEW in New York, the sign off piece at 2 AM, to be more precise. How often I heard this right before going to bed. It was my lullaby. Could have been Scott Muni, could've been Dennis Elsas - anybody know?

 
I don't recall who it was, but I remember this tune fondly, too. Oh, WNEW-FM -- how I missed it until RP came along!
Bill, I'm sure you know that this was associated with WNEW in New York, the sign off piece at 2 AM, to be more precise. How often I heard this right before going to bed. It was my lullaby. Could have been Scott Muni, could've been Dennis Elsas - anybody know?
 rpdevotee wrote:
Best part is that it's in "Stereo"

 
Keep in mind that this was released in 1962 (per the description here).
Best part is that it's in "Stereo"
might as well play some more from this album
sweet, knew it was Guaraldi with the first 2 or 3 twinkles of the ivories
interesting album cover, back then when a jazz musician that was African-American they usually wouldn't have a picture of themselves on the cover but Guaraldi puts African-Americans on his cover
Charlie Browns Schroeder at his best.{#Bananapiano}
Ahh the wonders of RP programing, from Queen s Bohemian Rapsody to this great classic. Works for me Bill
 
makes me smile when i hear this work.....tyvm RP, and Vince G 3 {#Cheers}
This is such a nice piece! I do so enjoy it. {#Bananapiano}
This music was heard a lot in our house in the 1960's.  My mother used to play it over and over again trying to work out dance moves for the "Keep Fit" class that she used to take in the evenings.  Keep Fit was the precursor to Aerobics and I suppose anyone who takes such classes has to spend time finding the music and the dance moves.  It has just brought back memories from 50 years ago - the power of music - huh?
Very timely right now — I just (literally within 10 seconds before this song came on) submitted my electronic annual performance review.


Back in the 60's and 70's, disc jockey on WNE-FM in NYC (Pete Fornatale) used to end his show with this piece--- RIP Pete, you were great!
9 for it's association with some forgotten DJ at WNEW in NYC - Dennis Elsys, maybe?
Bob On!
{#Propeller} 
 WonderLizard wrote:

After 2 or 3, they're terrific.

 
But only after. 
 TerryS wrote:

Love in an elevator recipe:

 

1 oz gin
1/2 oz Green Curacao liqueur
2 1/2 oz ginger ale

And do you know what? It's not half bad.



 
After 2 or 3, they're terrific.

Love in an elevator recipe:

 

1 oz gin
1/2 oz Green Curacao liqueur
2 1/2 oz ginger ale

And do you know what? It's not half bad.


 misterbearbaby wrote:

Well, once upon a time kids, say the mid-sixties,  "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus"  was considered world-class seduction music, ranking up there with Dave Brubeck for example. But then Vince Guaraldi threw all that OUT THE F*ING WINDOW when he did the incidental music for "A Charlie Brown Christmas" around '65 or so. After that he did the music for like dozens of Peanuts TV specials and got real rich, I suppoooose, He died very young. Here is a great jazz player, whose records will be pulled out at Christmas, eternally smeared with jam and dusted with powdered sugar, and thought of almost exclusively as "The Charlie Brown music guy." Funny. I have JIOBO on vinyl and it is quite a great LP, but it does NOT function as seduction music, except maybe Mid-December when maudlin sentiment runs high...

 
Well I was five when Orpheus got tossed out the window and that is OK with me as I probably would have not have been exposed to Vince Guaraldi for many decades later.
{#Clap} {#Clap} {#Clap} {#Cheers}
 offroadbiker wrote:
Sounds like it could be a soundtrack from one of the Charlie Brown/ Peanuts movies.  {#Biggrin}

 
agreed! sounds good.
Nice.  Now follow it up with James Gang, 'The Bomber, Bolero and Cast your Fate to the Wind'!


 misterbearbaby wrote:

Well, once upon a time kids, say the mid-sixties,  "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus"  was considered world-class seduction music, ranking up there with Dave Brubeck for example. But then Vince Guaraldi threw all that OUT THE F*ING WINDOW when he did the incidental music for "A Charlie Brown Christmas" around '65 or so. After that he did the music for like dozens of Peanuts TV specials and got real rich, I suppoooose, He died very young. Here is a great jazz player, whose records will be pulled out at Christmas, eternally smeared with jam and dusted with powdered sugar, and thought of almost exclusively as "The Charlie Brown music guy." Funny. I have JIOBO on vinyl and it is quite a great LP, but it does NOT function as seduction music, except maybe Mid-December when maudlin sentiment runs high...

 
I had the vinyl, once upon a time. I could be seduced with this just any old time.
Thank you, this is very welcome....
So coooooool... fresh air!
 offroadbiker wrote:
Sounds like it could be a soundtrack from one of the Charlie Brown/ Peanuts movies.  {#Biggrin}

 
Well, once upon a time kids, say the mid-sixties,  "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus"  was considered world-class seduction music, ranking up there with Dave Brubeck for example. But then Vince Guaraldi threw all that OUT THE F*ING WINDOW when he did the incidental music for "A Charlie Brown Christmas" around '65 or so. After that he did the music for like dozens of Peanuts TV specials and got real rich, I suppoooose, He died very young. Here is a great jazz player, whose records will be pulled out at Christmas, eternally smeared with jam and dusted with powdered sugar, and thought of almost exclusively as "The Charlie Brown music guy." Funny. I have JIOBO on vinyl and it is quite a great LP, but it does NOT function as seduction music, except maybe Mid-December when maudlin sentiment runs high...
 offroadbiker wrote:
Sounds like it could be a soundtrack from one of the Charlie Brown/ Peanuts movies.  {#Biggrin}

 
This piece was written by the same composer who scored several of those. 
My Mum in the kitchen making strawberry jam, this on the radio, CKNW am radio....huge hit of way back.
Why does it trigger such a visceral, comfortable response? Somehow I'm in grade school again and things are optimistic.
For a few minutes. 
Sounds like it could be a soundtrack from one of the Charlie Brown/ Peanuts movies.  {#Biggrin}
 aspicer wrote:
Wow! Never heard this before. Wonderful.

 
same.  nice sounds {#Daisy}
Had to up my rating.  This song has been a favorite since 1965.
Wow! Never heard this before. Wonderful.
This has been my all-time favorite piece since 1965 -  by Ferranti & Teicher   It will always stop me in my tracks.

Superb...


{#Yell} ... very pleasant on my ears
does it not sound like a velvet underground song? Just saying.
Goosebumps good...core classic. What it means to live in a moment I believe.  The blessing that is life...yadda, yadda  :)
 
 rdo wrote:


{#Eyes}{#Umbrella}{#Meditate}  Winds pickin up a bit.  Nice tune to calm me down.

 
funny ...big storm in DC today again and gov shut down all day...brrrrrrrrrr
 window wrote:
The accusation that he did it for the money is an insult to his artistic intent and integrity.  Maybe he played in this style because he enjoyed it.  Not everyone has to make bleeding-edge, culturally challenging music or artwork.  Some artists will gladly paint murals in schools and hospitals their whole career, and there is absolutely no "shame" in that.

 
Didn't mean he did it for the money, nor did I intend any other derogatory meaning!  My song rating should have dispelled that idea.

I meant it was a shame that so many people will stereotype him as the "Snoopy guy" and never hear anything else he did.  I sincerely hoped that he earned enough money from the Peanuts music to make up for whatever stereotyping he had to personally endure.  Lots of musicians only get paid by the session or gig, and never see much of the proceeds from their work if the music hits it big.  (Google "Clare Torry" for an example.)

OK, then; let's hear the James Gang version!
Beautiful seasonal choice.

a flower is a lovesome thing ... more guaraldi, pls {#Music}


 Cynaera wrote:

{#Clap}  Me, too.  Dad had one or two of his vinyl albums, and "Cast Your Fate" was always one of my favorite songs...  Love his music - always will.{#Meditate}
 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this music...
 
Cast your fate to the linear tracking tonearm !  Sweet.

 

DaveInVA wrote:


I still have the original 1962 Fantasy Black Orpheus LP of this..