On Wed, 17 May 2006, Robert Hodge wrote:
> There's Groucho Marx's recording of "The Funniest Song In The World"
> which by Graucho's admission ( per the sleeve information) he was proud to have made even after turning down other offers to make phonograph records.
Which is one of the discs we plan to issue. I have a photocopy of a letter
Groucho wrote to the record company asking for some copies of his
disc...as I recall, he even offered to pay for them.
That record was one of my childhood favorites. The tune is, at time, quite
dissonant...which might explain, in part, why I have so many discs of the
music of Xenakis.
> A genuinely sincere example of what came from a friendlier world in a better
> A record which could still be played to a child of this generation ,and a
valuable lesson gently learned.
And probably because I am part of the greying generation, I believe that
many of those old recordings were more about education than many of today
which seem to be about marketing...