Personnel includes: Bill Cosby (spoken vocals).
Recorded between 1970 & 1972. Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.
All tracks have been digitally remasterd.
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Liner Note Author: A. Scott Galloway.
Recording information: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
Since most of MCA's 20th Century Masters: Millennium Edition has been devoted to musicians, it's a little strange to see it applied to a comedian, yet the same principle works very well on Bill Cosby's collection. This covers his early-'70s records for MCA, a time when he was deep into Fat Albert -- who indeed appears here with "Fat Albert's Car." Truth be told, this material isn't as classic as what appeared on the early-'60s albums on Warner, but it's pretty damn great all the same, and while it doesn't have the flow of a real comedy record (and is admittedly missing some great bits), it does have most of the major cuts he made during this time, and is a successful sampler. If you just want a taste of Cosby's early-'70s recordings, this is a good choice. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine