Sunday, December 13, 2020

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Vince Guaraldi, Santa Baby.

This Sunday Music Muse Day when us enter the 12 days of Christmas.  It's still too early for our household for Holiday Music as we have put up a tree yet.  But as "A Charlie Brown's Christmas" is having a special show on PBS tonight (as the only free option to see it this year), I'd thought I pull out the CD.  This sound track featuring the music of jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi is of course a classic, and national treasure.  

Another TV soundtrack I'm pulling out early is Rankin/Bass Christmas special Santa Baby. Unfortunately, the animated special ever seem to catch on like the other R/B Christmas specials, although it had an impressive cast of talent actors, Gregory Hines, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams and Eartha Kitt.  Santa Baby was of course build around the famous, "Santa, Baby" song.  I can't say if the mostly black cast, and urban setting effected the it's appeal.  It was my last job with R/B and the highlight for me was meeting Vanessa Williams when she came in to record her songs. Maybe Santa Baby might have just been ahead of it's time. With the rise of BLM movement this special might  get more attention. 

Of course, there will holiday music to come.  Enjoy.  

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