Vince Guaraldi Trio: "My Little Drum," from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

The Vince Guaraldi Trio performing "My Little Drum," from the CBS children's holiday special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas."


  1. It warms my heart that, year after year, Vince Guaraldi – that is, some jazz – gets some radio airplay, other than on the left side of the dial at the lower FM frequencies.

  2. What I don’t understand is that there are people who will blithely says that they don’t ‘understand’ jazz.  What’s to understand?  Just listen!

    Vince Guaraldi was a genius.  He died much too young.

  3. My all-time favorite Christmas album. “O Tannenbaum” is especially good. Has a very cocktail party “jump” feeling.

  4. Just in case you guys are interested, Jerry Granelli, who played drums on that record, and is an incredible, weirdo, experimental percussionist.. put out a new, super wild solo drum record a few years ago on art/noise label Divorce Records. It’s really really something, I was lucky enough to be there for the recording of it (all live, with just a few overdubs) and got to do the art for the record. (Heck, may as well get that in there if I can!) He’s a really interesting, strange, and eclectic man. Halifax is lucky to have him.

    Love that man. Love the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Best Christmas soundtrack ever. 

  5. oof, what a fantastic album. If any amateur (or not) piano players are around, and wants to play this for friends and family; i believe i have a pdf version of the sheet booklet for it laying around somewhere. If you want it, just look for me at pianofiles. I’m Syn_! 

  6. Xeni, you and BoingBoing and my local publicly-supported classical station are making it difficulty to get my Grinch on. I blame you all for implanting the memetic virus of Holiday Cheer (and not the fermented kind).

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