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Vince Guaraldi — Linus and Lucy
Album: The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
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8.6

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Released: 1965
Length: 3:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Always great.  Guaraldi's album, "In Person" is fantastic.  His signature sound is all there.  Listen to it, and it's clear that Linus & Lucy could have come from no one else.
Makes me happy :)
Can't help but smile EVERY TIME
very good quality this morning.
thanks Bill!
How can you not get happy when this comes on?  
Hey....I can't help it!


Image result for charlie brown dancing gif
Hey...it ain't Christmas!

Play some Summer music. Quickly. It's slipping away. 
 sfyi2001 wrote:
Don't get to feeling TOO good - 'Casimir Pulaski Day' is up next ~
 
Dang. Yep, and I go from dancing to tearing up.
 JckTorance wrote:
this is a 10 but not in May
 
Oh, it's a ten 365 days a year!
Wow! New to me! Once again, thanks B&R for the musical expansion. It feels like meeting new friends
Do-ba-do do-ba-do doo, doo. Doo-ba do do! Do-ba-do Do-ba-do doo, doo. Doo-da-do! Doo-da-do!
Don't get to feeling TOO good - 'Casimir Pulaski Day' is up next ~
Get me out of this elevator. Please!!
I think it's physically impossible to hear this and not smile.
Bump. 9-->10. The Peanuts Christmas show came out in 1965, the year I was born, and I literally grew up with it. But, thanks to RP, I have explored much more of Vince Guaraldi, and absolutely love his vibe. Pre-Peanuts and Post-Peanuts. A wonderful 1960s jazz trio.
The world today needs to listen to more VG.
Viking1965
This ride cymbal made me realise how good are the tweeters of my beloved Cabasse Sloop M4.
 merrickw wrote:


 
bump
Ain't this a Christmas song? 

Valentine's day is two days away. How about playing an appropriate song?
Got it: "My Favorite Things" by John Coltrane.   And it does have McCoy Tyner on piano. 
One of the most perfect songs ever.
A fascinating analysis of this composition is on the website of The New Yorker magazine:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/deck-the-halls-with-vince-guaraldi?mbid=social_twitter
Gotta Snoopy dance goin on here.
Perfect on a rainy Sunday morning!
 rpdevotee wrote:
timmus wrote:
I wonder if it's possible to think of this song without Peanuts.  As a regular old jazz song that you might hear in a smoky lounge.  Is it possible?

  
stevendejong wrote:

Yes, as someone who wasn't born in the US and also quite some time after this came out, this sounds like a regular old jazz song. A very nice one, and I don't even like jazz :-)

 
Thanks so much Steven!  Us older Americans can't even listen to this song without associating it with the Peanuts cartoon special.  I was wondering the same thing as Timmus...Is it even possible and how would that be?  Thanks for answering!

 
Same here. I have no history with the Peanuts. Think I saw a cartoon in a paper ages ago, but that's it. The song has a nice feeling to it, otherwise it sounds a bit lame to me, very repetitive. Nothing special all in all. Just my impression of course.
timmus wrote:
I wonder if it's possible to think of this song without Peanuts.  As a regular old jazz song that you might hear in a smoky lounge.  Is it possible?

  
stevendejong wrote:

Yes, as someone who wasn't born in the US and also quite some time after this came out, this sounds like a regular old jazz song. A very nice one, and I don't even like jazz :-)

 
Thanks so much Steven!  Us older Americans can't even listen to this song without associating it with the Peanuts cartoon special.  I was wondering the same thing as Timmus...Is it even possible and how would that be?  Thanks for answering!
 CaffeineSam wrote:
I AM AN ADULT AND EVERY WORD I SAY IS JUST GOING WAWAWAWAWAWA WHAT IS HAPPENING PLEASE SEND HELP KTHX.

 
Haha...that kid u used to be that enjoyed the kids in the peanuts special is now one of the anonymous adults! 
this is a 10 but not in May
 CrispyDruid wrote:
Who's the heartless frood who didn't vote a10?

Doesn't everyone love Guaraldi?
 
There's a good sized group who'll never give a 10 rating to a song (or a woman, etc.) because how do you define the top of the scale?

Seems like that should apply to 1 ratingstoo, although there's always someone giving out 1 ratings, even on the select few tracks with an overall 9+  rating. 

Personally I give more 10s than 1s  (if there were that many 1s I don't think I'd be listening to RP to begin with ) and consider this to be a 8+ (which I round ) so I rate a 9.

Long live RP! 

Pigpen, you da man!
Image result for snoopy dancing gif
Who's the heartless frood who didn't vote a10? Doesn't everyone love Guaraldi?
Makes me kinda' sad. The world is not that time and place anymore.
Bouncing in my chair a la the kid in the orange shirt
 timmus wrote:
I wonder if it's possible to think of this song without Peanuts.  As a regular old jazz song that you might hear in a smoky lounge.  Is it possible?

 
Yes, as someone who wasn't born in the US and also quite some time after this came out, this sounds like a regular old jazz song. A very nice one, and I don't even like jazz :-)
Well this certainly gets me in the Fall mood. If anyone is wondering why a Xmas era song now, it's the opening background music to the Halloween episode as well. Or just because it's a great ditty. 
90 degrees outside with very high humidity and this song is rockin!!!!!!!!!!
Just a HAPPY tune.  Thank you RP!!!
{#Daisy}
At 8.8 this must be up a very high percentile in the RP library.
Only on RP!! It’s a beautiful sunny spring day here, and this is PERFECT!! One of our all time faves {#Roflol}

20 people voted this a 1 wow oh well such is life but a 1????? 
 timmus wrote:
I wonder if it's possible to think of this song without Peanuts.  As a regular old jazz song that you might hear in a smoky lounge.  Is it possible?

 
Nope!
 maxjboxer wrote:
LOL couldn't find one negative comment!  I think it's one of the highlights of everyone's childhood.

 
one of the major ones at least
i remember talking to a friend the next day after seeing it for the first time about the music
was it jazz?
no it couldn't be i don't like jazz 
I am always gonna like this little tune....even if it is forever associated in my memory with a certain dancing couple...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/19/cf/b3/19cfb36282a0543490b90aab88dada72.jpg

Hey...as memories go it could be far worse, eh?  Heh!

Highlow

American Net'Zen


I once read that this soundtrack was the most listened-to piece of recorded music on the planet. Is that possible?
I wonder if it's possible to think of this song without Peanuts.  As a regular old jazz song that you might hear in a smoky lounge.  Is it possible?
LOL couldn't find one negative comment!  I think it's one of the highlights of everyone's childhood.
Just makes me HAPPY 

{#Bananajam}  {#Bananapiano}    {#Drummer}

{#Bananajumprope}   {#Dancingbanana}  {#Bananasplit}
Okay, how many of us are doing that goofy Peanuts dance right now? You know you can't help it.
2015 Christmas time has arrived!
Hi Bill thanks for the uplift!
Lovely for a Friday morning. Dancing at my desk!  {#Dancingbanana}
Perfect for a lovely Friday afternoon...or, you know, any Friday afternoon.  {#Wink}
Up and dancing, obviously.
Happy memories. The recessional music at my wedding.
I AM AN ADULT AND EVERY WORD I SAY IS JUST GOING WAWAWAWAWAWA WHAT IS HAPPENING PLEASE SEND HELP KTHX.

An American classic.
Absolute genius :^ )
I don't think it is possible to listen to this song and not be happy.  
yes yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!!
my absolute favorite piano jam ... {#Bananapiano}
 wossName wrote:
You're a good man, Bill Goldsmith.

 
I'd like to second this emotion.
 
Maybe the best theme song ever.... I always liked snoopy.  He had more of a can-do attitude than the other "Peanuts"...


Snoopy Playlist....
Go Linus!
Awesome song, a classic and I give it a solid 10. But, it's a Christmas tune - are we going to hear Jingle Bells next?  {#Cheesygrin}
 spigolli wrote:
https://www.shangralafamilyfun.com/galp-t/peanutsdance.gif

Bump

 
Bumped again!  {#Yes}


that Schreoder sure could play a mean piano {#Wink}
This was the recessional music at my wedding. One of the things that people still remember and talk about
Vince Guaraldi was once quoted as saying that he didn't want to play hits -- he wanted to play standards. 

No additional comment is necessary. 
One of my all time favorites!
 
YEAH!!!!!  {#Bananapiano}
My rock 'n' roll band used to use this song to introduce the members.  Man, those were the days. 
If this song is not a 10, nothing is.  

In fact, I'll go so far as to say that this is *easily* one of the five greatest albums of all time.  

So good.  
I can see snoopy skating :D

marvelous...  love it...
 
"It should be a 10."

"Well, not everything can be a 10."

"Yeah, it should be a 10." 


 msymmes wrote:
I feel so stupid giving this a TEN but what the hell....

 
Don't feel too bad, I did the same thing!

Everybody in my church loves this music...
 

We be partying in my church!  Love this music!
 
You're a good man, Bill Goldsmith.
I feel so stupid giving this a TEN but what the hell....
Christmas Time at the Brown's
The soundtrack of my childhood! {#Bananapiano}
The Snoopy stuffed animal I slept with as a small boy has been inherited by my son, who can't sleep without it either. There was just something so timeless and pure about the Peanuts characters. RIP Chuck!
That's what I'M TALKIN' 'BOUT - another classic Cynaera post!  {#Cheesygrin}
 Cynaera wrote:

 
Bump
Time to dance!
so Christmas-ey!
It would be interesting to be able to hear this just as a jazz piece of its own, and not Peanuts background music, but I haven't achieved that sort of Zen yet.


Let's party!

 
Thanks for the happy pick me up @ work!
what a pleasant surprise to hear this tune!  For those of us old enough to remember christmas time with this tv special- this was the highlight of the season! yeah snoopy! 
Funny, I was prob 8 or 9 when I first heard this and liked it then...who knew?
I miss my Snoopy lunch box with the busted thermos.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this music...
 
Hearing this now makes me smile. I think of my wonderful daughter and how much I love her.{#Angel}

Greatness!!


So joyous.
 
Very appropriate as A Charlie Brown Christmas just aired tonight. :-)


Love all of Vince Guaraldi's stuff. Great style.
Oh, gosh, makes me wish this could be recorded today with a good studio and engineer. But, alas, I feel that way about a lot of music recorded in the 50s and 60s. So close but so far.
 
Great song!
 Posted: Mar 05, 2009 - 20:41

romeotuma wrote:


One time when I heard this on RP, I immediately went to my piano and figured it out...  I can play it now!  I love it...
 

I play this now on the piano all the time to show off to people...  thank you, Radio Paradise...  I never would have thought to figure it out if I had not heard it here, on the greatest radio station in the history of our solar system...


 
With this, it's now officially Fall here in the U.S.

Happy Dancin Music to brighten my morning. Thanx......




This music is soooo good for the feet...  we be dancing...  love it...



Awww how sweet.
 Cynaera wrote:


My fav, the image that came into my mind (for the jazz dancers). Thank you.
 


 gratefulgator wrote:

Thanks for providing the image that always pops into my head when I hear this.  {#Dancingbanana}

 


Me too. LOL. First thought that poured into my head :)

this was one of my bands favorite warm-up tunes!  {#Lol}


Dancing like it's 1969 (and I'm 4 years old) all over again.
 katiediddler wrote:

Could not have come at a better time on this Monday. I needed a smile. Thanks, Bill
Danny Gatton does a ridiculous version of this, by the way.

 
I have got to find that Danny Gatton version! Another brilliant musician, sadly too soon departed. Thanks to all who posted the Peanuts images and provided the stories about Guaraldi and Schultz. 
I'm not that big a fan of Peanuts or the Charlie Brown Christmas show, but I can't help loving this.  And it's seasonally appropriate in the Southern Hemisphere.
This tune has it's place...and I do smile when I hear it...but C'mon!!!! Vince Guaraldi has a lot of good stuff! This tune really doesn't need to be played much for a long, long while. 

My inner 6 year-old is eating a PB&J and dancing. . . 
 
 gratefulgator wrote:

Thanks for providing the image that always pops into my head when I hear this.  {#Dancingbanana}

 
Love It - now where are those fall leaves and the great pumpkin   ;-)

We used to play this at fraternity parties in college and the place would go nuts!