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In 1963, Bill Cosby was a breath of fresh air, coming after the first wave of "sick-nik" comedians. He offered warm stories about childhood, clean and cute gags on movies and TV commercials, and Mark Twain-inspiried Bible humor. The Coz won six Grammy Awards in a row with albums full of childhood recollections, fatherhood, and characters like the legendary Fat Albert. In his day, black comedians had few options. They either had to play the adult-circuit, as Redd Foxx did, or race had to be the main topic in the routine, as it was for Dick Gregory. Cosby was just...Cosby. He was a hip humorist with a cool delivery who was telling genial stories about growing up.

Material excerpted from: Wonderfulness (2-1634); Copyright: Warner Bros. Records, Inc. Publisher: All selections written by Bill Cosby and published by Manger Music, Inc.

To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With (2-1734); Copyright: Warner Bros. Records, Inc. Publisher: All selections written by Bill Cosby and published by Manger Music, Inc.

Bill Cosby At His Best (MCAD-20676); Copyright: MCA Records, Inc. Publisher: All material written by Bill Cosby.

Revenge (2-1691); Copyright: Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Publisher: All selections written by Bill Cosby and published by Manger Music, Inc.

 
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