Stacks o' Wax #3


Harpo at Work (1958)

I initially meant this series to represent what ever outre piece of vinyl I happened to pick up over the past week, but I couldn't resist posting this particular cover, a rare colour photo of everyone's favourite mute clown, the highlight of what is otherwise a fairly innoccuous collection of harp instrumentals.
Besides, this week's find, a collection of fascist Italian songs called "Il Duce!" released in the early '70s via "Oakleaf Ventures" seems a dubious prospect for online veneration (unless someone really wants to see it).

I'm still on the lookout for this disc's predecessor, Harpo in Hi-Fi. One of these days...

3 comments:

sleepybomb said...

wow, i have both harpo lp's, got 'em from my friends father who was disposing of his collection of about 250 lps. these were in the batch, somewhat worn out, (it seems he liked 'em alot), along with 'an evening w/ groucho' and a few of the flywheel radio shows that were made into lps for armed forces radio. looks like your cover is in much better shape than mine. i ended up getting the two disc cd set so i wouldn't play the lps. he really was rather good on the harp.
btw, you need to read 'harpo speaks' if you haven't done so already. he was an amazing character.

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen wrote:

Besides, this week's find, a collection of fascist Italian songs called "Il Duce!" released in the early '70s via "Oakleaf Ventures" seems a dubious prospect for online veneration (unless someone really wants to see it).

*****
Um.

I'm intrigued enough to say I wanna see it.

Richard Gibson said...

I've only ever seen one of Harpo's LP's for sale. This was 10+ years ago and at that time Music and Video Exchange in Notting Hill wanted GBP100 for it. These are real rarities, especially in UK.

Excellent cover, I like it.