Groucho Marx: S/D. Anyone know of a good compilation that has the original recordings of his songs

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from the movies, not later versions?

iago g., Sunday, 30 December 2007 22:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Marx Brothers Sing & Play 3 CD box is maybe more than you're looking for. Every musical number from the first 11 movies, so lots of Chico piano and even more Harpo harp. But since you want Groucho, it gives you Hooray for Captain Spalding, Lydia the Tattooed Lady, I'm Against It, Hymn to Fredonia, and each brother's version of Everyone Says I Love You. I'd mention it's great but that should go without saying.

dad a, Thursday, 3 January 2008 22:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

that's awesome! thanks

iago g., Thursday, 3 January 2008 22:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Happy to help!

dad a, Thursday, 3 January 2008 22:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Minnie's Boys is playing in NYC this weekend. I'm somewhat familiar with the music (Mostly with 'Mama, a Rainbow'). Any musical people here who can recommend whether I should go? I can get student tickets for $20 apiece.

Mordy, Monday, 26 May 2008 19:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

"And if I looked like you / My face would haunt you too."

so good.

Mordy, Monday, 26 May 2008 19:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Chico: One dollar and you'll remember me all your life.
Groucho: That's the most nauseating proposition I ever had.

and what, Thursday, 25 September 2008 16:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Aren't you Groucho Marx, the living legend?" Edy breathed, running a finger under his chin.

"It's not my fault all the others are dead," Groucho said.

and what, Thursday, 25 September 2008 17:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

"9 dollars and 40 cents? Thats an outrage! If I were you I wouldn't pay it!"
-- Groucho Marx after seeing the check for the meal in "A Night At The Opera"

Jazzbo, Thursday, 25 September 2008 17:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

One hilarious response to a contestant who had over a dozen children brought down the house. In response to Marx asking in disbelief why she had so many children, the contestant replied "No, Groucho. You don't understand. I REALLY, REALLY love my husband.", to which Marx responded, "I love my cigar too, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while."

Granny Dainger, Thursday, 25 September 2008 17:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

So in Horse Feathers Groucho sings a song about how he is against everything, then about how he always gets his man. Then Zeppo proposes a plan to go to a speakeasy and get two ringers for the football team. Of course, Groucho is immediately for this and of course he doesn't get the men!

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 25 September 2008 18:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

One hilarious response to a contestant who had over a dozen children brought down the house. In response to Marx asking in disbelief why she had so many children, the contestant replied "No, Groucho. You don't understand. I REALLY, REALLY love my husband.", to which Marx responded, "I love my cigar too, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while."

Urban legend, apparently. Marx claims he never said it. Sure sounds like him, though!
http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/grouchocigar.asp

Jazzbo, Thursday, 25 September 2008 18:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

BOO!

Granny Dainger, Thursday, 25 September 2008 18:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

(sorry if that scared anyone)

Granny Dainger, Thursday, 25 September 2008 18:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

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