Hello, November! We’re ready for chilly evenings and leaves underfoot. Cups of tea by candlelight and Vince Guaraldi spinning on the record player. Warm gingerbread cakes with toffee sauce and pumpkin pie and the promise of turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving. For cold hikes through the woods and adventures that lead to warming up by a pub fire. For comforting stews with mashed potatoes and homemade soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. We’re ready to embrace all that you have to offer.
Fly Me To The Moon, is one of my favourite songs. It’s a song that has transcended musical boundaries. It’s a a close call, but I think Frank Sinatra is my favourite male singer of this tune, it’s his pacing that just makes it. Julie London’s rendition is perfectly classic, but that’s a close tie with the gorgeous Doris Day’s recording and if I’m in a jazz mood, only Vince Guaraldi will do. But, if I’m going old school, you can’t beat Bobby Womack. I’ve had this album spinning all week.
Here’s to the weekend, long may it last!
The decorations are hung, the fairy lights are twinkling, the candles are lit and we are listening to a lot of Christmas music at the moment. In particular, one of my favourites: A Charlie Brown Christmas. You can never go wrong with Vince Guaraldi, he’s right for any season!
The candles are lit. The twinkle lights are glowing. The light has faded and we’ve been enveloped into ebony. There’s music on and as of late that means one thing: A Boy Named Charlie Brown.
I’ve always been a Charles Schulz girl and my feelings for Vince Guaraldi are no different. What a talent! Next to A Charlie Brown Christmas, this is my most loved Guaraldi album. His rendition of Fly Me To Moon, I could listen to non-stop.
I feel like I should be in a nightclub in Manhattan in the 60’s, throwing back cocktails, dressed to the nines and watching this trio just groove into the wee small hours of the morning.