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To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
This is one of his finest comedy discs, and it remains as fresh and funny as ever. Recorded at the height of his standup popularity, the master raconteur's 1968 album To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With is a fine exa... more »
This is one of his finest comedy discs, and it remains as fresh and funny as ever. Recorded at the height of his standup popularity, the master raconteur's 1968 album To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With is a fine example of the multi-talented veteran's effortless mastery. Cosby discusses "Baseball" and "Conflict" with his usual blend of impishly winsome insight and flat-out yuks. The 27-minute title track, a memorable meditation on the joys and terrors of childhood, is one of his most resonant achievements. --Scott Schinder
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The all time classic IMHO
Paul Lawrence | Australia | 05/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All the Cosby albums are a good buy. They are good solid work by a comic who has that knack all great comics have - that of showing the public themselves in the mirror, making fun of them, and still having them love you.
But for me this is the classic LP that the world famed comic ever produced. The first four tracks are relatively short and to the point yet are all funny and yet deal with different topics entirely - the titles of the sketches give a pretty good indication of what they are about. But for me, hearing this for the first time as a teenager, the real tour de force is the final 26:30 track which is also the title track. It's side splittingly funny. Amazing as it now seems to myself I'm quite sure that my mates and I had this whole routine memorised within a short space of time, so frequently did we listen to it while hooting with delight.
Comedy like this doesn't age because people will always be people. And by homing in on that truism Cosby has produced a body of work that is now seemingly almost all available on CD (yippee) and so is easily accessible to new generations of fans.
I cannot recommend this highly enough - good clean family entertainment you can trust, so to speak."
Russell, My Brother
B. Harris | California USA | 10/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was one of the hilarious routines that we loved long ago in LP record format. It is a classic and worth being heard by a new generation. Very much enjoyed."