GROUCHO MARX

GROUCHO MARX – “AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX” (1972)

Another item that pokes my soft spot for old comedians. Allmusic sez:

In the early 1970s, order Groucho Marx took his one-man show — which, life essentially, he’d been doing, in one form or another, for more than a decade, either on You Bet Your Life or whatever other venue he happened to be working in — on the road. The culmination was this recording (sometimes referred to as An Evening with Groucho Marx) from his appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York, in front of an adoring audience, introduced by Dick Cavett, and accompanied by Marvin Hamlisch at the piano, with his companion Erin Fleming providing the female vocals where necessary. With the Marx Brothers’ movies, it was easy to forget that they had some of the best writers in the business providing them with lines, but as the material was generally built upon their stage personalities, their movie work was representative of the Marxes as artists — by the time Groucho did this performance, at age 81, he had pretty much become his public persona, so this is an honest representation of Groucho Marx unchained, as it were.

Groucho Marx – “An Evening With Groucho Marx” 2xLP (ZIP file)

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721 Responses to GROUCHO MARX

  1. Quinton says:

    Endless thank you’s. Groucho is my favorite comedian of all-time. So ahead of his time. Do you have any of Harpo Marx’s musical albums?

  2. Harry says:

    thanks i have heard some very entertaining stuff that i had never come across in my 30 odd years of record collecting and the links have been been amazing keep up the good work i have been spreading the word

  3. Aaron says:

    This is truly sweet. Thanks very much!

  4. wil says:

    Excellent. I’ve been looking to replace my album of this for years… UNEDITED.
    thanks… Groucho is STILL the best, and the master; he has yet to had an equal.

  5. tom appleton says:

    i had this record when i was 24, my introduction to groucho marx and the marx brothers, and listened to it endlessly for the next few years, i could repeat it by heart, doing a perfect groucho voice. now i’m sixty-two and i can’t do it so well anymore, but i imagine i’ll listen to the record and try to relearn that voice. i’ve heard some other groucho recordings since, of a younger groucho, and they failed to impress me on the same level as this one, this really is his best work, i prefer this record even over the marx bros movies. i’ve told hundreds of people about this record — 4-sided double LP — and so many failed to pick up on the recommendation. their loss. thanks for providing this handy format, and such a quick download, too. i love these songs.

    what else. you got any elaine stritch???