Harpo's Harp Solos
and more...
Harpo has said that his mother gave him his harp.  He was largely self taught on the instrument and it is said that he learned the proper way to hold it from looking at a picture of an angel playing the harp.  He did some guess work and tuned by ear.  And since those were the days before wikipedia entries, a textbook rental with pictures, or YouTube tutorials, that was quite an accomplishment!
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Cocoanuts - 1929
"When My Dreams Come True"
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Cocoanuts - 1929
Harpo on the clarinet!
"When My Dreams Come True"
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Animal Crackers - 1930
"Why Am I So Romantic?"
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Here is a silent clip of a rehearsal of
"Animal Crackers" - 1930
IN COLOR!
Note that Harpo is in his bathrobe...and no wig!
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Monkey Business - 1931
"I'm Daffy Over You"
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Monkey Business - 1931
Harpo Clowning Around!
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Horse Feathers - 1932
"Everyone Says I Love You"
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A Night At The Opera - 1935
"Alone"
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Broadband A Day At the Races - 1937
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At the Circus - 1939
"Blue Moon"
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Broadband Go West - 1940
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The Big Store - 1941
"Sonata in C"
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The Big Store - 1941
"Tenement Symphony"
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The Big Store - 1941
"Tenement Symphony"
Also with Chico!
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War Bond Drive - 1945
"Guardian Angels"
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A Night in Casablanca - 1946
Franz Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody"
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Love Happy - 1949
"Swanee River"
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May 9, 1955 - I Love Lucy
"Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
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The Ed Sullivan Show - April 23, 1961
Harpo plays a medley of songs on the harp:
"September Song"
"Taking a Chance on Love"
"My Blue Heaven"
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The Ed Sullivan Show - April 23, 1961
Harpo plays the harmonica!
"Turkey in the Straw"
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The Chevy Show - 1961
"Annie Laurie"
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