Bill Cosby's Playlist
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- 1. "Dear Lord" by John Coltrane Quartet: "When you hear the word 'soul,' this is a definition. Electric, eclectic."
- 2. "Here's to Life" by Joe Williams & The Robert Farnon Orchestra: "I'm sure the composer heard and felt more than he intended - and smiled."
- 3. "Monk's Dream (Take 8)" by Thelonious Monk: "Many top drummers agree that Frankie Dunlop was the best drummer for Monk."
- 4. "Misty" by Richard Groove Holmes: "If you don't pay attention at the beginning, you'll find yourself enjoying something that will make you go back and listen to it again."
- 5. "The Sermon" by Jimmy Smith: "You can clean your house while listening to this."
- 6. "Flying Home (Single Version)" by Illinois Jacquet, Lionel Hampton & Quincy Jones and His Orchestra: "Speaks for itself."
Name Artist Time Price 1 Dear Lord John Coltrane Quartet 5:36 $1.29 View In iTunes 2 Here's to Life Joe Williams & The Robert Farnon Orchestra 5:37 $0.99 View In iTunes 3 Monk's Dream (Take 8) Thelonious Monk 6:25 $0.99 View In iTunes 4 Misty Richard Groove Holmes 6:00 $1.29 View In iTunes 5 The Sermon Jimmy Smith 8:20 $0.99 View In iTunes 6 Flying Home (Single Version) Illinois Jacquet, Lionel Hampton & Quincy Jones and His Orchestra 3:12 $0.99 View In iTunes 6 Songs
Thank you, Mr. Cosby
Other than Johnny Costa's magical piano on Mister Roger's Neighborhood, I credit Bill Cosby (through The Cosby Show) for instilling in me a love of jazz at an early age! In fact, shortly after joining iTunes in 2004, I tracked down a number of tracks that were featured throughout the seasons of Cosby that I'd had a difficult time finding otherwise. Although he's missing some of my favorites that I might have expected him to include in this playlist, this compilation showcases Mr. Cosby's divine taste for jazz music and all things with warmth and soul.
Bill Cosby is a well-loved man.
Thanks to Bill Cosby I actually listen to jazz. If it weren't for him would think it's useless but jazz is PRICELESS.
Thanks for teaching me about REAL JAZZ! I Love John Coltrane because I always heard him on your show. I also live in Philly and listen to Temple's Jazz show which I love. I still watch "The Cosby Show", reruns and find myself running to i tunes everytime I hear a Coltrane track played on the show. Thank your again, much respect to you Mr Cosby! Love You!