Cosby and the Kids has to be the best Bill Cosby comedy CD compilation. It features the best of Bill Cosby's autobiographical material, especially my all time favorite track To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With. This track alone, for those who do not have the eponymous album -with more but lesser Cosby material on it-is worth the price of this CD.
Cosby and the Kids opens with the Fat Albert Buck, Buck and 9th Street Bridge / Old Weird Harold tracks from Bill Cosby Revenge. These tracks are two of the best stand-up comedy bits about growing up. Anyone who has been to the movies with his best friend when he was a kid will easily relate to 9th Street Bridge while Buck Buck is the best Fat Albert routine in Cosby's repertory.
Tonsils is from Bill Cosby Wonderfulness and is something a parent should definitely have his kid listen to before they go the hospital. Its comedy plays on a kid's fear of the hospital and doctors and defuses everything scary about the experience. The punchline is one of Cosby's best ever.
Though Canadian and foreign listeners may have more difficulty in relating to Street Football from I Started Out As A Child it is another wonderful instance of Bill Cosby recreating the magic of childhood and a wild imagination.
Cosby And The Kids closes with To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With. Anyone who has shared a room with a sibling will immediately recognize their sibling and their childhood in this track. It is the longest track on this comedy CD and simply magic. It is one of those routines you never get tired listening to.
Cosby and The Kids has to be the best Cosby compilation available. Perfect for family listening on a long car trip, it is something everybody in the family can relate to and might even get your teens talking to you while in the car.
Other Bill Cosby Reviews
Oh, Baby: another very good if different Cosby cd. 1991 on the Geffen label.
When I Was A Kid: When I Was A Kid, originally released on the Uni label in 1971 and now available on Geffen, is a collection of childhood stories from Bill Cosby' s stand-up days after he left the Warner Brothers label.
Bill Cosby Is A Funny Fellow, Right!: probably the Bill Cosby album or comedy cd everyone is most familiar contains his classic and memorable Noah bit comprised of Noah: Right! Noah: And The Neighbor, and Noah: Me And You, Lord.
The Very Best of Bill Cosby: definitely not the very best of Bill Cosby.
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With: Title track worth the price of the CD
Wonderfulness: Contains Chicken Heart, Go Karts, Tonsils and other good stuff
It's True! It's True!: A high school student could have done a better job with an old cassette copy, a tin can, and a piece of string
200 MPH: another classic though lesser-known Bill Cosby comedy CD
I Started Out As A Child: Contains Street Football and Lone Ranger, the rest of minor interest
Revenge: Features three back-to-back absolute classics: Cool Covers, 9th Street Bridge, Buck Buck
The Bill Cosby Collection: contains some of his most offbeat and hard to find stand-up comedy bits.
Why Is There Air?: Bill Cosby comedy CD contains $75 Car, Shop, and other good stuff
Himself: Bill Cosby DVD with The Dentist, Brain Damage, Naturan Child Birth, Chocolate Cake For Breakfast and other good stuff.
Ghost Dad: almost decent family fare
Leonard Part 6: 1987 Golden Raspberry Award winner for worst picture
Bill Cosby - Just For Laughs 2006: A giant show by the giant of comedy
The Cosby Show - Season 3: A classic situation comedy that was excellent in its early years.
Bill Cosby - Montreal, July 25th 2009: This comedy giant is still a giant.
Icon: Nothing new if you already have other Cosby CDs
Far From Finished CD Version: The Master is in fine form and old school.
Far From Finished - Blu-ray: Brilliant. The video version includes a forty-eight minute interview but not the two bonus tracks from the CD