Vince Guaraldi became famous for writing the music for the Peanuts TV specials, especially the iconic theme song Linus & Lucy
. A few years before hooking up with Charles Schultz and crew he had an unexpected hit with Cast Your Fate To The Wind
, a B-Side. Try listening to the song without picturing the Peanuts characters walking from one location to another:
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It's from the 1962 Vince Guaraldi Trio album Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus
. There must be something about hearing music as a kid that embeds it into your psyche. Even Vince Guaraldi tracks that I haven't heard before sound familiar—like I've heard them all my life.