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 This is actually our 4th annual edition of the Christmas/Holiday tradition (note: the 2008 session has not yet been archived).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