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Revenge
Bill Cosby
Revenge
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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During the second half of the 1960s, before he became a ubiquitous TV star and commercial pitchman, Bill Cosby was America's most popular--and influential--standup comic. Unlike the generation of Borscht-Belt funnymen that...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bill Cosby
Title: Revenge
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 4/28/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Revenge
UPC: 093624688921

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During the second half of the 1960s, before he became a ubiquitous TV star and commercial pitchman, Bill Cosby was America's most popular--and influential--standup comic. Unlike the generation of Borscht-Belt funnymen that preceded him, Cosby didn't tell jokes, per se. Instead, he delivered colorful, tightly structured tales drawn from his experiences as a child and a parent, adopting a multitude of voices to portray the colorful array of characters who populated the Philadelphia neighborhood in which he grew up. Cosby's 1967 album Revenge is awash in bittersweet, hilarious accounts of snowball fights, scary monster movies, and youthful one-upsmanship. --Scott Schinder

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CD Reviews

"I told you that story, let me tell you this one..."
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 05/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 1967 comedy album finds Bill Cosby hitting full stride, telling wonderful stories about his childhood friends Fat Albert, Old Weird Harold and the rest. Without relying on jokes for his standup routines he tells stories, gets into his characters and then absolutely slays you with great payoffs such as "I forgot I was behind him." "9th Street Bridge" is the classic routine, but "Buck, Buck" and "Revenge" are not that far behind. Hopefully someday we can get an album that has all of Coz's childhood stories collected together (and another talking about his own kids). The Fat Albert cartoons were nothing compared to the original stories. Enjoy them again (or for the first time if for some reason you missed out way back when)."
A Big Thumbs Up...WAY Up!
Greg Lhamon | Waterloo, IL USA | 01/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite Cosby recording because it is filled with stories of his childhood. Comedy recordings that are filled with jokes typically don't have a long shelf-life; after all, once you know the punchline, the joke starts to lose its humor. On the other hand, comedy that is based on colorful characters and great stories can be listened to over and over again. And that is exactly what I do...I listen to this CD over and over again. Highly recommended."
My FAVORITE Cosby!
Greg Lhamon | 08/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bill Cosby has a way of telling stories that mix reality with hilarity. No matter how skewed the telling may be, he always makes it seem absolutely believeable! Being a long-time fan of Cos (since the late 60's) I've got 23 of his albums in my collection-- but THIS tops the list! "Revenge", "9th Street Bridge" and "Buck, Buck" comprise 3 of the funniest routines I've ever heard. My best friend & I have spent decades reciting whole passages of Cosby's material verbatim-- so much has he become a part of our consciousness! (Only Lou Gottlieb of THE LIMELITERS has probably had as much influence on my thinking and speaking style!) "Hey mister! What time is it?""