Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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As Funny (and substantial) as a Greasepaint Moustache
Thomas D. Harrington | Somerville, MA USA | 06/07/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Groucho, you'll probably like this collection of songs (plus a few scratchy-sounding routines lifted from the Marx Brothers movies).The main drawbacks are that it's kind of short and the numbers seem to be collected almost at random. And it's lacking one of Groucho's most famous numbers, "Lydia the Tattooed Lady".On the other hand, you DO get: "Hooray For Captain Spaulding", his theme song (this one's a '50s studio recording); "Dr. Hackenbush", a song written for Groucho's "Day at the Races" character, but never used in the film; the silly but surprisingly warm "Omaha, Nebraska", a parody of home town tributes; and the toe-tapping health food parody, "Black Strap Molasses" with guest stars Danny Kaye and Jimmy Durante.This doesn't qualify as the Groucho Anthology or even a complete "Best Of", but it will entertain any Groucho fan who can't find these songs elsewhere."
Weak batch of second-rate material slapped together
woburnmusicfan | Woburn, MA United States | 09/30/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a Groucho fan, look elsewhere. This CD will bore you to tears. Other than "Hooray for Captain Spaulding", there are several second-rate songs that aren't at all funny. Par for the course is "How D'Ye Do and Shake Hands", a song from Disney's animated movie "Alice in Wonderland"(!), apparently performed on some 50s TV show. At the end of the CD, there's a few isolated punchlines from Groucho lobbed at you by narrator Gary Owens (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In). If you want a CD of Groucho (and why wouldn't any sane person), there's got to be better options out there. This is just an slapdash attempt to throw together some random Groucho tidbits that could be acquired cheaply and milk a few bucks from Marx Brothers fans."
Attention Groucho Collectors!!!
Christopher Meadows | Christiansburg, Va. | 03/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a Groucho fan and looking for a good collection of his songs (with guests), don't let this one get by you! It's very entertaining and well done. I do wish it would have had "Lydia the Tattooed Lady", but not everything can be perfect. I'm not sure why other reviewers rated this one so low. When I wear this one out, I'll buy it again."