Revenge (Bill Cosby album)

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Revenge
Live album by Bill Cosby
Released April 1967
Recorded 1967
Harrah's
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Genre Stand-up comedy
Length 41:56
Label Warner Bros.
Bill Cosby chronology
Wonderfulness
(1966)
Revenge
(1967)
Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Revenge (1967) is the fifth album by comedian Bill Cosby. It was recorded live at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada by Warner Bros. Records. It won the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Background[edit]

Unlike earlier albums such as I Started Out as a Child, which contained skits around TV shows such as the Lone Ranger, this album sees Cosby discuss his upbringing through anecdotes and introduce perhaps his most memorable character outside of Cliff Huxtable—Fat Albert.

In the track "Buck Buck," Cosby first mentions Fat Albert, his Philadelphia childhood friend who was the basis for the hit cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids; Albert's signature cry "Hey! Hey! Hey!", a trademark of the later TV series, is also heard for the first time. Old Weird Harold, another of Cosby's friends/characters, is also featured on this album, primarily on the track "9th Street Bridge."

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. Revenge – 6:00
  2. Two Daughters – 5:10
  3. Two Brothers – 2:54
  4. The Tank – 1:36
  5. Smoking – 2:56
  6. Wives – 3:27

Side two[edit]

  1. Cool Covers – 4:22
  2. 9th St. Bridge – 5:09
  3. Buck, Buck – 9:13
  4. Planes – 2:03

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