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Best of Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Best of Bill Cosby
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
 
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The comic genius of Bill Cosby transcends age, race, passing trends, and every other imaginable boundary line. A nine-times Grammy-winner and TV icon, his warm, personal, anecdotal humor radiates universal appeal and has p...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bill Cosby
Title: Best of Bill Cosby
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 3/1/2005
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227461423, 076742070526

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The comic genius of Bill Cosby transcends age, race, passing trends, and every other imaginable boundary line. A nine-times Grammy-winner and TV icon, his warm, personal, anecdotal humor radiates universal appeal and has profoundly influenced legions of stand-up artists and comedians who followed in his considerable wake. A prolific recording artist of dozens of spoken word/comic album tours de force, Cosby delivered many groundbreaking early titles that have never before been released on CD. Now Rhino revisits four of these Cosby classics with debut CD presentations to delight comedy fans everywhere!

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Bill Cosby is the Funniest Comedian Ever!
Julie A Ross | Pleasant Hill, CA United States | 12/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was first introduced to Bill Cosby's work through his TV show, "The Cosby Show." Later, I discovered his stand up performances. While shopping in a used record store recently, I picked up this release on vinyl. I love it! His skits about the Bible are hysterical, as is his "Fat Albert" routine. And since I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I found his skit on driving in San Francisco particularly funny. "They make Lombard Street go straight down, and since they're not satisfied with you killing yourself that way, they put all these twists and curves in there!" I could not even breathe. Another thing I like about Bill Cosby is that he can make you laugh without talking about sex, or using foul language. Anyone in need of a good laugh should pick up this record."
A Comic Genius
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 03/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I rarely buy comedy albums, in fact I hadn't bought a comedy album since the Firesign Theater when I was in college. The problem is that you hear the routine once and the album never gets back onto your turntable. But I had such fond memories of hearing Bill Cosby's albums at friend's houses and almost peeing my pants from laughing so hard, I had to make an exception. Whether he's talking about his childhood (Old Weird Harold, Buck Buck) or adding details left out of the Bible (Noah--my personal favorite), the man is a genius. And he does it without profanity! These are some of Cosby's funniest bits. Kudos to Rhino for reissuing this 1969 album. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
Some of the best of Bill Cosby
andy8047 | Nokomis,Florida | 11/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was released on the Warner Bros. Seven Arts label in 1969. Those who purchased Cosby's six previous(non-compilation) albums won't need this one because this album contains all previously released material. From Cosby's 1963 debut BILL COSBY IS A VERY FUNNY FELLOW RIGHT! are NOAH:RIGHT!,NOAH:AND THE NEIGHBOR and NOAH:ME AND YOU LORD. Instead of applause or lack of applause at the end of the latter track,we hear the sound of lightning and thunder,which I assume was tape-recorded. From 1964's I STARTED OUT AS A CHILD are STREET FOOTBALL and THE WATER BOTTLE. Both tracks are each about a minute long. From 1965's WHY IS THERE AIR? are BABIES(entitled BABY on WITA) and DRIVING IN SAN FRANSISCO. By the way,an edited version of THE LONE RANGER from ISOASC is on this compilation. I'd rather hear the three minute five second version from ISOASC. From REVENGE,one of my all-time favorites are the title track,OLD WEIRD HAROLD and FAT ALBERT. Respectively,the latter two tracks were listed as 9TH STREET BRIDGE and BUCK BUCK on REVENGE. From TO RUSSELL MY BROTHER WHOM I SLEPT WITH is THE APPLE,which unnessecarily reappeared on this album's sequel,MORE OF THE BEST OF BILL COSBY. The Germantown,Pennsylvania native remains one of the world's best-loved comedians today. Recording locations for the tracks include The Bitter End in New York City,Mr. Kelly's in Chicago and Harrah's in Lake Tahoe,Nevada.."