Song of the Day: Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Linus & Lucy”


My introduction to Vince Guaraldi’s music was, as you probably know by now, the 1965 animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas, starring the characters from Charles M. Schulz’s popular Peanuts comic strip. One of the songs Guaraldi wrote was subsequently added to the score of all the Peanuts specials, “Linus & Lucy,” played when the blanket-toting Linus and his bossy fussbudget sister Lucy made their first appearance in the show. Those of you who have seen the specials know what I’m talking about. The Wikipedia article on the strip and the page on Don Markstein’s Toonopedia will give you some background if you aren’t.

6 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Linus & Lucy”

  1. There is never a bad time to hear this song. It perks me up anywhere. The Peanuts were my favorite cartoon…and my wife and I collect Peanut items from the 60s and 70s. Guaraldi was special.


      1. We have some paperbacks, watches and a lot of that seventies merchandise that came out. I hate to admit this…it’s embarrassing but we bought in the neighbor 10,000 dollars worth of things from flea markets and antique stores in 1996 and 97…

        We still have it but we NEVER did that again lol. We both had the bug. Too much free time and money then…not now!

        I look on it as an investment…that is what I tell myself. It was before we were married.


        1. Some of the collections I’ve seen are incredible, many of them worth far more than $10 grand. Lee Sklar collects Shriner ephemera and has a roomful of it. I don’t generally watch it, but Sundays at 9:30 PM on MeTV there’s a show called “Collector’s Call” where Lisa Whelchel (Blair from “The Facts of Life”) goes to different people’s houses to see their collections. A lot is TV related (tomorrow the subject is a guy who collects Jim Henson stuff), but he had Jim Peterik from The Ides Of March and Survivor on showing his collection of guitars. Then you have the people that collect Cabbage Patch Dolls and Beanie Babies… it’s an investment, mostly in your happiness, which is definitely worth it…

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          1. I’m so glad you told me the name of that show. I was watching something on youtube with a clip of her with Barry Williams getting a guitar from someone by trade I believe.
            I’ll have to watch that.
            We do love the stuff…it brings our childhood back.

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