Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings

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Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings
Studio album by Bill Cosby
Released August 1967
Recorded 1967
Genre rhythm and blues
Length 30:31
Label Warner Bros.
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings (1967) is the sixth album by Bill Cosby.


This was Cosby's first album that was recorded in the studio, as well as his first album that showcased his singing, backed by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. The album consisted mostly of straightforward rhythm and blues performances, including several Jimmy Reed songs, a cover version of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman" with slightly comedic lyrics, "Mojo Workout", which was a sequel to the Muddy Waters classic "I Got My Mojo Workin'", and "Little Ole Man" which combined a comedic monologue with Stevie Wonder's "Uptight, Everything's Alright". Also included is an original song credited to Cosby, "Don'cha Know".

"Little Ole Man" became a major hit upon release as a single, attaining gold record status for selling one million copies in the United States and reaching #4 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. Bright Lights, Big City (Reed) – 2:41
  2. Big Boss Man (Dixon, Smith) – 2:45
  3. Hush Hush (Reed) – 1:54
  4. Baby, What You Want Me to Do (Reed) – 2:43
  5. Tell Me You Love Me (Reed, Smith) – 3:07
  6. Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth (Reed) – 1:36

Side two[edit]

  1. Little Ole Man (Uptight, Everything's Alright) (Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Wonder) – 4:10
  2. Mojo Workout (Bright) – 2:53
  3. I Got a Woman (Charles) – 3:22
  4. Don'cha Know (Cosby) – 2:45
  5. Place in the Sun (Miller, Wells) – 2:35