Cosby and the Kids
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||Fat Albert (Buck, Buck)||Bill Cosby||9:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Old Weird Harold (9th Street Bridge)||Bill Cosby||5:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Tonsils||Bill Cosby||15:13||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Street Football||Bill Cosby||1:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With||Bill Cosby||26:57||Album Only||View In iTunes|
As far as Cosby compilations go, the thing Cosby and the Kids does very right is present the tracks unedited, important since the comedian's languid reflections on his childhood are best left untouched. Yep, this is Cosby talking about his childhood for an adult audience, not Cosby talking to children, as the crayon-scrawled cover might suggest. First released when his television show was on top, Cosby and the Kids was originally coupled with the not reissued Cosby Classics in a two-cassette set. Cosby Classics' track listing is too close to his Best Of collection to warrant a reissue, but the fact that Cosby and the Kids is the lone compilation of his ten-minutes-and-over cuts makes it worthy, besides hilarious. Too bad Rhino put no effort into their 2005 reissue. There are no liner notes and there's still that "Cosby sweater" the man is wearing on the cover, still disguising these '60s recordings as '80s recordings. Shabby packaging till the day it dies, but with five prime routines no matter how you dress them. Do yourself a favor and grab the original albums, where the sequencing is much smoother. If your wallet doesn't allow it, Best Of and Cosby and the Kids give you a good representation of the man's early work.
Yes! They have "To Russle, My Brother, Whom I slept with"!
"To Russle, my brother, whom I slept with" is the funniest bit that I've ever heard Bill Cosby do! It's one of those bits where you get to hear Bill and his brother get into trouble with their dad and are worried that they are going to get hit with "the belt". I know that you will have to buy the whole album to get this bit, but Bill Cosby's impression of his brother crying is so funny!
Why is "Tonsils" on this album?
First of all, I think it should be known that I love every piece of material in these 5 tracks. Bill Cosby is incredibly talented and is an amazing stand-up. I have also heard all of the material on this album in different places, and I know that Bill Cosby will always be known as one of the greatest, clean stand-up comics of all time. But, I am a little annoyed by the tracks on this album. "Tonsils" was originally the first track on the album "Wonderfullness," but that album on iTunes doesn't have it. Why is it here instead? "To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With" might be one of the funniest stand-up routines of any comic, but, once again, iTunes does not have it in the title album, but only has it here. This bothers me, because I own the CDs for every track on here but Tonsils, so I don't want to buy this full album, since it would be a tragic waste of cash. However, I think it should be known that iTunes needs to get Bill Cosby albums in their entirety. Hit YES if you agree!
It was totally worth getting the whole album! It was incredibly funny. I was rolling on the floor laughing! Bill Cosby tells these stories with such exaggeration that it's hilarious.
Born: July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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||Chocolate Cake for Breakfast||Himself||7:44||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Dentist||Himself||5:59||$1.29||View In iTunes|
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||Natural Childbirth||Himself||8:17||$1.29||View In iTunes|
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||Kill the Boy||Himself||4:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Noah: Me and You, Lord||Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow, Right?||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Noah: And the Neighbor||Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow, Right?||1:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Noah: Right||The Best of Bill Cosby||3:34||$1.29||View In iTunes|