The Original Samples:
Christmastime is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio
Jingle Bells by Soulful Strings
Christmastime is indeed here, so it’s only fitting we sample the Vince Guaraldi classic from the 1965 TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. This soundtrack was the first of seventeen Peanuts television specials that the jazz pianist composed scores for. In addition to Guaraldi and his trio, the soundtrack also features the children’s choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael, CA.
A Charlie Brown Christmas has become an annual tradition, re-airing every year since it’s inception on CBS in 1965. Here’s an excerpt from the special which features this week’s sample.
As another year draws to a close, we just want to thank everyone who tunes in each week to listen. This is actually our 4th annual edition of the Christmas/Holiday tradition (note: the 2008 session has not yet been archived). After checking out this week’s submissions, be sure to check out previous installments of WBS Christmas/Holiday BeatSessions:
► BeatSession 12|28|09 – Original Sample: Just a Sad Christmas by Soul Duo
► BeatSession 12|20|10 – Original Sample: The Christmas Song by The King Cole Trio
► A Christmas EP by Mr. Kwazi (Ontario, Canada) – Another project by a WBS producer.
Featured Beats and Producers:
Chillin’ by SPNZ (Makati City, Philippines)
Merry by Blackph03nix (London, England)
SBELLS JOINT by Mr. Klimatic (Toledo, OH)
Very UnChristmas Like (Made on an iPhone in Utah) by Sideways (Midway, UT)
Christmas Balls by Justin de Guzman (Manila, Philippines)
Christmas in Hell’s Kitchen by Mediocrates (San Diego, CA)
Before The Ball Drop by 25/8 (Miami, FL)
Metta World Peace For The Rebound by Paper Son (Los Angeles, CA)
Interloop 4.0 (lo-fi shoutout) by thadizzie1 (San Francisco, CA)
Christmas Evening by Agent Smith 78 (Chicago, IL)
Pagdiriwang by Traumatik (Las Piñas, Philippines)
Super Eskimo Bros. by The Lone Stranger (Portland, OR)
Bonus Beat (’10 Revisited):
MERRYC JOINT by Mr. Klimatic (Toledo, OH) //added to BeatSession 12|20|10
“During the riots many shops and stores were daubed with the words ‘Soul Brother’ in the hope that looters and arsonists would leave them alone. I played on the words and came up with The Brothers of Soul.” – Fred Bridges
In July of 1967, while the city of Detroit was burning, three men (Bridges, Knight and Eaton) were on a mission to finish a song — a song that they felt was a hit. For five days, Detroit was under siege by rioters, the national guard, the army, and the Detroit police. Violating the city-wide curfew and risking arrest, the three men would make their way to La Beat Recording Company for a series of recording sessions. The song that they recorded is this week’s sample and it was part of a series of 45′s that were released during the latter part of 1967.
The 1967 Detroit Riot resulted in forty-three dead, 467 injured, over 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed. But amid this chaos, an amazing song was recorded.
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During my last few visits to the barbershop, my barber – Flock, an avid listener of WBS — has been trying to get me onto the Mississippi Emcee/Producer Big K.R.I.T. The last two samples for the BeatSessions have been samples used by Big K.R.I.T. I admit, he’s been growing on me, both as a producer and an emcee. After the jump, check out his song, Dreamin, which also uses this sample.
Featured Beats and Producers:
Dreaming by Bruce Juice (Orlando, FL)
iBELIEVE JOINT (STEVE, FRED & AL) by Mr. Klimatic (Toledo, OH)
He’s Dreaming by Rhett Whatley (Atlanta, GA)
I Don’t Care by Chrizo (Las Piñas, Philippines)
For The Taking by 25/8 (Miami, FL)
Wishful Thinking (I Know This is a Dream) by NeV (Augusta, GA)
Non-Specific Protein Kinase by Mr. Kwazi (Ontario, Canada)
Big Pun – You Ain’t a Killa (Remix) by JedLi of People’s Future (Manila, Philippines)
Only Way by thadizzie1 (San Francisco, CA)
Night Court by Sideways (Portland, OR)
It’s Not my Dream by Kam0 (Paris, France)
Done by Agent Smith 78 (Chicago, IL)
I Don’t Care by 1stup (Greensboro, NC)
Jay-Z – Who You Wit III by Hi-Rock (Toronto, Canada)
The Part Where The Hero Dies by Blackph03nix (London, England)
I Don’t Care by SPNZ (Makati City, Philippines)
Victorious by Gee (Toronto, Canada)
Another Song Which Uses This Sample:
Dreamin by Big K.R.I.T. (prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)