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A Boy Named Charlie Brown


Download links and information about A Boy Named Charlie Brown by The Vince Guaraldi Trio. This album was released in 1964 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:15 minutes.

Artist: The Vince Guaraldi Trio
Release date: 1964
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:15
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No. Title Length
1. Oh, Good Grief 2:22
2. Pebble Beach 2:48
3. Happiness Is 3:40
4. Schroeder 1:51
5. Charlie Brown Theme 4:20
6. Linus and Lucy 3:05
7. Blue Charlie Brown 7:27
8. Baseball Theme 3:13
9. Freda (With the Naturally Curly Hair) 4:34
10. Fly Me to the Moon 8:55



This timeless album delights in at least two ways: as a heartwarming evocation of the cartoon character Charlie Brown and his buddies, and as a satisfying slice of ‘60s west coast jazz. In the ‘50s, the San Francisco-born composer/pianist Vince Guaraldi played with artists such as Woody Herman and Cal Tjader. By the time he recorded A Boy Named Charlie Brown — the album he is best known for — he had also released several recordings as a leader, including Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus and Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete & Friends. Here, heading up a trio that includes bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Colin Bailey, Guaraldi charms throughout. The pianist had an affinity for bossa nova: the breezy “Pebble Beach” might be named after a town in California but its laid back groove is clearly Brazilian. “Schroeder” appropriately displays a classical influence, linking it to Charlie Brown’s piano-playing friend of the same name. And of course, there’s the catchy “Linus and Lucy.” Charlie Brown wraps up with a bonus cut, a nice reading of the standard, “Fly Me to the Moon.” This much-loved album was recorded in the mid-‘60s and seems likely to remain a holiday favorite for years to come.