Friday, March 05, 2010

Happiness is a Peanuts Album! Songs from the Off-Broadway Musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

You've heard a few different versions of songs from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", on this blog, but this one is special to me because it's the first version of the songs I heard when I was a kid. You've only got two people doing the singing duties here, but they still do quite a nice job. Hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  2. Little Known Facts
  3. Suppertime
  4. My Blanket and Me
  5. Charlie Brown's Kite
  6. The Baseball Game
  7. Snoopy
  8. Schroeder
  9. Doctor Lucy
  10. Happiness
Click here to download!


JoshuaJon said...

Hey, I found this post while searching for information about a different Happy Time Record. This one is listed in the Happy Time discog but the cover you show says pickwik. I read that happy time was a division of pickwik, but does the rear cover say anything about happy time records?

Ok, so this is pretty random record ephemera, but I'm curious to know as a proud owner of a few Happy Time Records and a collector of children's records.

Tony said...

No, I didn't see anything about Happy Time Records on the back cover. It just mentioned Pickwick there.

Way Out Junk

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! I love reading your posts. It's a lot of fun!

vilstef said...

Hearing this made me feel both young and old. My High School had Charlie Brown for the all-school play when I was a Junior. I was the prompter and understudy for Snoopy. A neighbor of mine played Charlie Brown. One of my classmates played Linus-here's the old part-he passed away from cancer this year. I've spoken to the friend who played Snoopy in the past year, he still lives in the old home town.

Tony said...

Brian, I accidentally deleted your comment, so I'm putting it back here. Sorry!

Contrary to your discription, there were at least 4 performers on the album. The 2 distinctive voices were those of the late Ron Marshall (as Charlie Brown...he also did the voice of Mr. Thistlewhite who sang "I Believe in Santa Claus" in the Rankin/Bass special "The Year Without a Santa Claus") and the late Connie Zimet (as Lucy).
To JoshuaJon: Pickwick repeated the title song on their Happy Time label series; but they had only the song, and the rest were a compilation of previously recorded materials.

Tony said...

Hi Brian!

Marshall and Zimet are the only singers named on the album. After I thought about it, all the guys sounded pretty similar, and so did all the girls. I could be wrong (It certainly wouldn't be the first time.) but I'm pretty sure it's just those two doing all the voices.

Way Out Junk

emailsyucky said...

Looks like a nice album.

Thanks for sharing it!