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Music, All Shook Down Vince Guaraldi's Jazz Mass Re-Created for Grace Cathedral

Vince Guaraldi's Jazz Mass Re-Created for Grace Cathedral

It's impossible today to think of the animated Peanuts television shows without also thinking of the music of Vince Guaraldi: his pensive but accessible bossa nova-inspired piano playing provides an appropriately melancholy but sweet backdrop for Charlie Brown, a…
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News, The Snitch "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Composer Vince Guaraldi's Heirs Sue Berkeley Record Company

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Composer Vince Guaraldi's Heirs Sue Berkeley Record Company

Charlie Brown -- that soft-spoken, perpetually trod-upon, and mysteriously bald child at the heart of the beloved Peanuts comic strips and cartoons -- does not conjure thoughts of bitter lawsuits. (The mischievous and urbane Snoopy is another matter.) Particularly not…
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Music, Hear This Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento

Keyboardist Marco Benevento comes on like a postmodern Vince Guaraldi on Me Not Me, a concept CD of 70 percent covers (Led Zeppelin, Deerhoof) done up to sound both familiar and utterly original. Like Guaraldi, the jazz composer of Peanuts…
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Gabba Gabba Henh

The Ramones have been commodified (shilling Bud Light with "Blitzkrieg Bop"), deified, even gentrified (on the soundtrack to The Royal Tenenbaums, where "Judy Is a Punk" thrashes for dear life alongside Vince Guaraldi), but seldom have they been so thoroughly…
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Best Gingerbread House

Every Christmas, in the grand tradition of our fathers and their fathers before them, we pull on the London Fog mackintosh, hop on the Powell Street cable car, and roll on down to Union Square. There, after feasting our eyes…
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You're Mired in Controversy, Charlie Brown

This story was to have been about only one thing: how the soundtrack to a marginal 1964 TV special has become one of the best-selling holiday albums, one that grows more popular with each passing year. It was to have…
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