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Oh Good Grief
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Children's Music
Oh, Good Grief! isn't Vince Guaraldi's classic piano-trio recordings of his "Peanuts" favorites--for those, try the soundtrack to A Boy Named Charlie Brown. But it is a 1968 "re-imagining" of several of those favorites wi... more »
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Oh, Good Grief! isn't Vince Guaraldi's classic piano-trio recordings of his "Peanuts" favorites--for those, try the soundtrack to A Boy Named Charlie Brown. But it is a 1968 "re-imagining" of several of those favorites with Guaraldi on both piano and electric harpsichord, and Eddie Duran's electric guitar joining Carl Burnett's drums and Stanley Gilbert's bass. The sound is unfamiliar but the groove is unmistakably Guaraldi's, and it'll grow on you after your ear adjusts. For purists, the "Great Pumpkin Waltz" and "Rain, Rain Go Away" are a return to Guaraldi's trademark acoustic lyricism. It's only 28 minutes, unfortunately. --David Horiuchi
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Meredith G. from MADISON TWP, PA
Reviewed on 2/11/2010...
Very nostalgic !
Good, but stick with the original soundtracks instead
Windsor Bear | 01/24/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you are buying this CD expecting these tunes to sound like they do in the Peanuts specials, you're going to be disappointed; they have been altered quite a bit from their original versions. As one other reviewer stated, these recordings have a dated feel to them. I would give this album 5 stars if I was basing my rating just on the tunes themselves, but the re-arrangements of the songs knocks off a couple of stars. Do yourself a favor and get the original soundtrack albums instead. (A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits, or A Boy Named Charlie Brown.) Timeless music, but this is not the one to buy."
Electric Reinterpretations of "Peanuts" Classics
Steven R. Seim | Beaver Dam, WI United States | 07/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Near the end of his career, Vince Guaraldi began experimenting with electric instrumentation. "Oh Good Grief" is one of the results of that experimentation. Clocking in under 30 minutes, the album provides new versions of "Linus & Lucy" and other "Peanuts" classics which feature electric harpsichord, guitar, and other non-traditional sounds.If you want the classic "Peanuts" recordings, avoid this disc. But, if you are open to some fresh ideas from Vince Guaraldi, this is the place to look. It's not essential, but it is interesting."