I Started Out as a Child

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I Started Out as a Child
Live album by Bill Cosby
Released November 1964
Genre Stand-up comedy
Length 30:42
Label Warner Bros.
Bill Cosby chronology
Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!
(1963)
I Started Out as a Child
(1964)
Why Is There Air?
(1965)

I Started Out as a Child is Bill Cosby's second album, released in 1964. It is the first Cosby album that features his childhood memories in his comic routines, but many of the tracks are still observational humor.

Recorded live at Mr. Kelly's in Chicago, Illinois, the album won the Grammy Award in 1965 for Best Comedy Album. It was added to the National Recording Registry in 2009.

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Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. Sneakers – 1:56
  2. Street Football – 1:22
  3. The Water Bottle – 0:51
  4. Christmas Time – 1:44
  5. The Giant – 2:29
  6. Oops! – 0:58
  7. The Lone Ranger – 3:07
  8. Ralph Jameson – 1:53

Side two[edit]

  1. Medic – 3:45
  2. My Pet Rhinoceros – 0:46
  3. Half Man – 0:47
  4. Rigor Mortis – 2:47
  5. The Neanderthal Man – 3:16
  6. T.V. Football – 1:13
  7. Seattle – 3:48