A budget-priced 10-track collection of comedy favorites from Bill Cosby. All original recordings.
1.Froofie The Dog
3.My Brother, Russell
4.(In Las Vegas) Be Good To Your Wives
5.Fat Albert Got A Hernia
6.Why Beat Your Wife
8.Grover Henson Feels Forgotten
10.Track And Field High Jump
Personnel: Bill Cosby (spoken vocals).
A compilation of Bill Cosby's Uni label albums from 1969-72, AT HIS BEST sheds new light on an under-appreciated period of Cosby's career. Though less well-known than his classic '60s Warner Brothers albums, these records nonetheless had some magnificent moments, including the hilarious childhood tales "Fat Albert Got a Hernia," and "My Brother Russell."
Elsewhere, Cosby starts to explore the more grown-up material he would use to such great effect in the '80s, but pieces like "Be Good to Your Wives in Las Vegas" and "Why Beat Your Wife?" go a little further out than Cosby ever would in his sanitized TV show. It's unfortunately difficult to listen to the fatherhood tale "Ennis' Toilet" these days without thinking of Ennis Cosby's late-'90s murder, but the rest of AT HIS BEST is prime Cosby, complete with a rare music track, "Grover Henson Feels Forgotten."