Saturday, 21 March 2009

Groucho Marx - I Never Kissed An Ugly Woman

This is wonderful, a bootlegged vinyl album of Groucho Marx, predominately singing songs, as only this comedy legend could have (no apology for using the over used legend word, in this case).

As I understand it, the actual vinyl bootleg album is very rare, so if you have one keep hold of it!

If you were a fan of The Marx Brothers, or indeed just Groucho, then this is a must have.

If you just like nostalgia, or appreciate comedy old and new, then this is a must have.

If you are just someone who must have, must haves then this is a...

Source: I do not know the specifics, I am guessing mainly from CBS radio programmes.

Sound Quality: Direct vinyl rip (1st generation), warm and old, with a few crackles, and so very, very listenable for fans, and interested parties a like (its stereo in places).

Genre: Comedy and musical styles from a bygone era.

Track list:

Hooray For Captain Spaulding
Just Wait To I Get Through With It
I Want My Shirt
Omaha, Nabraska
The Country's Gone To War
Go West Young Man
Dr Hackenbush
I'm Against It
Everybody Say's I Love You
Lydia, The Tattooed Lady
Fathers Day
Show Me A Rose

Links: Groucho Marx article from Wikipedia HERE. More free mp3 material available at the excellent Internet Archive Organisation HERE.

Comments: Ripped from the 'Amazing Kornyfone Record Label's' vinyl release, this really is pure comedy nostalgia.

A small amount of the material has also surfaced on a CD release entitled 'Gratuitously Groucho', back in 1993, however the audio quality is no better than this material.

My thanks to Mark for this wonderful (weird) rarity.

Free: You might need this, most players can handle the format, however - Free Nero Music Player HERE.

New file link in comments below - Re-uploaded 2012 (Stealth project).

16 comments:

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...
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Anonymous said...

Thanks from a grateful Groucho fan.

Mat Brewster said...

Awesome! I watched "Night at the Opera" last night.

zappahead said...

messers...humidinger...humidinger and humindiger....gentlemen...?....thanks for this one....saved me having a bad day.

Anonymous said...

Groucho Rocks! (or whatever!)
I've been a big fan my whole life long (60 or so years), but wonder why most women I know can't stand him. Like the Three Stooges, women seem to find the Marx Brothers repulsive. Must be a "guy thing." Thanks for the posting.

Anonymous said...

Thanks from a man lucky enough to be married to a wonderful woman who loves the Marx Brothers as much as I do.

Exeter said...

Wow!
I saw this on Ebay a while back and wanted to get it, but bidding was already
way too high for my wallet. I think it was
sold for about $125. (!)
Thanks for this amazing post!

Exeter

Anonymous said...

Yow! There ain't no Sanity Clause!!

Shaddrack said...

This is great,just love the Marx Bros.
Cheers,John.

Exeter said...

Well darn if I didn't see this on ebay
again recently. It sold on Aug 18, 2009,
this time for $152.50!
Thanks again for this great post!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely delightful...for what it's worth, the studio cuts (1, 4, 6, 7, 11, and 12) were sourced from Groucho's 1952 Decca album Hooray For Captain Spaulding. "Go West, Young Man" was written for (and cut from) the film of the same name, while "Dr. Hackenbush" was destined to be left out of A Day At The Races.

HDN said...

Thanks a big bunch for sharing it with the world, we need that.

TheRealAgeingHippy! said...

Thought I'd never get to hear this wonderful collection by the Late Dr. 'Telly' Phone on the Great TAKRL label - Many Thanks!

Anonymous said...

A true legend! (You can't use the word 'legend' enough!) when it comes to Grouch, I'd even go as far as 'Comic Genius' (yes Genius!)

Cheers for this collection of songs.Fantastic! :))))

A few of the great man's words and thoughts:-

"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again."

"I must confess, I was born at a very early age."

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception."

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."

"I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it."

"I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty!"

"Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?"

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies."

"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."

"I see you have had a change of heart. That will do you no good, you have still got the same face."

"I intend to live forever, or die trying."

and of course let's not forget the classic!:-
"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member."

Groucho Marx

PS

"Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted." Groucho Marx

YoYo Burckhardt said...

Hi - - the mediafire link here is dead. Any chance of a re-up for this Groucho album? Great stuff! Thanks for all that you do!

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