By the time this album was released in 1968, Bill Cosby was already a star; he'd earned four GRAMMYs® for his comedy albums and had done Emmy-winning work on TV's I Spy. But To Russel. poke to people in a special way and remains one of Cosby's most beloved recordings. It wasn't the comedian's low-key, entre nous delivery or his reminiscences of boyhood that set the album apart-those had been on his previous releases. It was the nearly half-hour eponymous monologue occupying the album's second half.
After issuing the music-oriented efforts Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings and Bill Cosby Sings Hooray for the Salvation Army Band! in 1967, comedian Bill Cosby returned to standup on the following year's To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With. Unlike his earlier comedy recordings - which found Cosby in the comparatively intimate confines of a nightclub or lounge - here he is captured live in front of an SRO audience at the significantly larger Cleveland Public Auditorium circa early 1968 . The album would be the last of Cosby's classic '60s platters to hit the Top Ten pop survey, where it landed at an impressive number seven in April of 1968.
1972 studio album by Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby Presents Badfoot Brown & the Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching Band. Studio album by. Bill Cosby. It is Cosby's fourth musical release, although he does not perform on the album, save for a vocal part on "Abuse". The music is in a jazz-funk style. Cosby released a similarly titled album in 1971, Badfoot Brown & the Bunions Bradford Funeral & Marching Band (note second "&") where he played electric piano. All tracks written by Bill Cosby. To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With (1968).
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live album by Bill Cosby. Also known as. English. live album by Bill Cosby. instance of. live album.
The album was a hit upon release, though merely a precursor to Cosby's future popularity and album success on the Warner Bros. Cosby's storytelling style and characters were undeveloped at this stage but his good-natured conversational approach to the surreality of everyday life was nonetheless popular with the public .