Bill Cosby I Started Out As A Child

I Started Out As A Child
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  • Released: April 14, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Rhino Flashback


  • 1.Sneakers
  • 2.Street Football
  • 3.The Water Bottle
  • 4.Christmas Time
  • 5.The Giant
  • 6.Oops!
  • 7.The Lone Ranger
  • 8.Ralph Jameson
  • 9.Medic
  • 10.My Pet Rhinoceros
  • 11.Half Man
  • 12.Rigor Mortis
  • 13.The Neanderthal Man
  • 14.T. V. Football
  • 15.Seattle

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Personnel: Bill Cosby (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Allan Sherman.
Recording information: Mr.Kelly's, Chicago, IL.
Editor: Bruce Staple.
Photographer: Ed Thrasher.
"I STARTED OUT AS A CHILD," like Cosby's debut, RIGHT, is made up entirely of short pieces, but by the time he made this, his fourth album for Warner Brothers, he had developed his delivery to a much greater degree. As a result, the short pieces here are more effective than his earlier material, as he works in a more intimate, understated style to put across the various characters that populate his world. Cosby's drawn-out stories about his Philadelphia upbringing were becoming his trademark, and on his previous album two such stories, "Tonsils" and "Chicken Heart" clocked in at over ten minutes each.
I STARTED OUT AS A CHILD opens with a suite of vignettes about kid stuff that includes "Sneakers," "Street Football," "The Water Bottle," "Christmas," and "The Giant." The last of these is a riff about Cosby's dad that would blossom into the epic monologue "To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With" on the album of the same name. Elsewhere, Cosby takes on the Wolfman, Tonto and the Lone Ranger (and an irate Silver), and a handful of slightly more grown-up topics--like owning a rhinoceros.

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  • Sales Rank: 31,602
  • UPC: 081227982065
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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