Click on the link here for Audio Player: Vince Guaraldi – Christmas Time Is Here Againn – 1965
It’s hard to imagine this cornerstone of American Popular Culture has been around for only 47 years. It’s A Charlie Brown Christmas feels like it’s been with us forever. With its simple, straight-ahead Jazz soundtrack put together by Vince Guaraldi, this has become the institution that appears on TV every year since 1965 like clockwork and has become ingrained on our collective consciousness.
Tonight it’s Christmas Time Is Here Again, the instrumental version, with the Vince Guaraldi Trio; Vince Guaraldi – piano, Monty Budwig, Bass and Colin Baily, drums from the album released by Fantasy Records in 1966.
Even this song has become something of a standard, done by a slew of Jazz and Pop artists over the years. Still, the original is the best.
So, forgive the guilty pleasure and you can provide the vocal parts if you’re up for it.