Revenge (Bill Cosby album)

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Live album by
ReleasedApril 1967
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
GenreStand-up comedy
LabelWarner Bros.
Bill Cosby chronology
Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 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. It also hit #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #2 on the magazine's Pop album chart.


Like earlier albums such as I Started Out as a Child and Wonderfulness, this album has Cosby discussing his childhood through anecdotes and it introduces 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 – 2:37

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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