Harpo In Hi-Fi – “Guardian Angel” (1957)

Image courtesy of the Decaying Hollywood Mansions Facebook Page.

Image courtesy of the Decaying Hollywood Mansions Facebook Page.

While best known for his stunning comedic talent along with the rest of the Marx Brothers, Arthur “Harpo” Marx was also a truly wonderful harp player. Though it has been said he never learned to properly tune a harp he continued to play it incorrectly for the rest of his life even after hiring professionals to teach him. That may be so but he ended up recording three records in his lifetime, Harp By Harpo for RCA in 1952, Harpo in Hi-Fi in 1957 and Harpo at Work in 1958 for Mercury Records.

[Via] Harpos Place

A huge thanks to the Decaying Hollywood Mansions Facebook Page for the album artwork above.


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