For the Holidays: How My LP Copy of A Charlie Brown Christmas Became Its Definitive American Artifact
The United States Library of Congress voted to designate the Vince Guaraldi soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas a national audio treasure, including it among the twenty-five 2011 inductees to the National Recording Registry — America’s sound heritage.
Trouble is, the Library did not have a copy of Charlie Brown among its holdings. So I gave them mine. Here’s the story.
[About the author. Consumer Electronics and Software industry veteran Tom Dennehy publishes the online journal Surface to Air, triangulating among ideas and events at the intersection of the analog music past and the digital future. Follow him on Twitter @InAurem_a2d.]