The American Gambler - Bill Cosby - Its True! Its True! (CD, Album)

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Although It's True! The result on modern playback equipment is the loss of low frequencies and a poorly defined audio image. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Although albums like 's Live: Madison Square Garden Center and When I Was a Kid were successful, the period following the series' cancellation marked a crossroads for Cosby; his well of childhood reminiscences was running dry, and he clearly needed to explore new ground.

That same year he launched The New Bill Cosby Show, a disastrous variety program that lasted only one season. Not surprisingly, he took a subsequent hiatus from television; after recording 's Inside the Mind of Bill Cosby and the next year's Fat Albert, he shifted his focus to film, teaming with Sidney Poitier in for Uptown Saturday Night, the first in a successful series of crime comedies that also included 's Let's Do It Again and 's A Piece of the Action.

After another failed television attempt, 's children's prime-time variety program Cos, he came back to standup with a vengeance for 's My Father Confused Me, What Should I Do? Released in , Bill's Best Friend continued the trend, as well as offering cautionary messages against alcohol and drug use, while the popularity of concert films -- primarily those of Richard Pryor -- sparked the feature and soundtrack Bill Cosby: Himself.

After keeping a low profile for several years, he resurfaced in with The Cosby Show, an NBC series inspired largely by his own family experiences. The show was an unparalleled success that brought new life to the sitcom format -- a vehicle pronounced dead by many onlookers -- and quickly shot to the number one slot in the Nielsen ratings, a position where it remained throughout the majority of its eight-season run. Although his popularity was never in question before the show's debut, The Cosby Show made its titular star even more of a success; not only was he the most popular and beloved talent on television, but he also became a successful author, and in he also returned to recording with the album Those of You with or Without Children, You'll Understand.

Only film remained impenetrable, as both 's abysmal Leonard, Part 6 and 's similarly bad Ghost Dad bombed miserably. Clearly, his audience wanted to see the performer in his natural milieu; accordingly, the family sitcom Cosby debuted in In , the Comedy Central network aired Far from Finished, his first filmed concert special in 30 years.

Similar artists. Including credits for contributing artists Albums. Sort and filter 17 albums sorted by Most acclaimed. Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby cracked the Top Ten album chart with 's Wonderfulness, his fourth long-player in less than two years.

This was indeed a sizable feat for a comedian during the height of the mid-'60s British Invasion, but not surprising in the case of Cosby. His exposure on the talk and variety television circuit of the mid-'60s had increased thanks to his co-starring role in the NBC-TV network program I Spy.

Once again, he is caught in the act of being one of his era's funniest standups, and one who never resorted to debasing his craft by filling his repertoire with cheap sex, drugs, or race-related jokes to garner a laugh. Instead, he remains faithful to his proven successful equation of easily relatable narratives -- in front of a typical nightclub audience at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe.

The minute-long epic "Tonsils" is among the artist's most beloved raps, and takes the listener through a wide-eyed child's perspective of the entire procedure from sore throat to the battle-like "us or them" mind games that Cosby and his fellow kiddie comrades play on each other.

Particularly memorable is the ice cream chant that Cosby leads his hospital cohabitants in and how by the end of the ordeal their priorities had radically changed. Equally as charming in its innocence is "The Playground" -- where he discusses the theory that the "grown-ups" of his time were trying to "bump us off" by clearing perfectly good fields and vacant lots in order to build potentially dangerous "monkey bars. The concluding "Niagara Falls" marks an interesting diversion, as the artist actually spoofs a man whom he warmly refers to as "his boss" -- old-school showbiz legend Sheldon Leonard, who was also the producer of the aforementioned I Spy.

The story of Leonard's swimming in frigid Lake Niagara on his honeymoon predates the Seinfeld concept of "shrinkage"; however, the premise remains the same. Bill Cosby. Add to Cart. How to Order. International Shipping. Return Policy. Order Items by Catalog. View Catalogs Online. Safe Shopping Guarantee. Buy a Gift Certificate. Customer Reviews. D1 — via NewsBank. Cosby, now 56, was known for spinning outrageous stories and playing pranks, such as putting a.

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9 thoughts on “The American Gambler - Bill Cosby - Its True! Its True! (CD, Album)

  1. The olive green label comedy album IT'S TRUE! IT'S TRUE! () marked a couple of career turning points for Bill Cosby: 1.) His three season run on I SPY had recently ended and Cos' was gearing up for a new series, THE BILL COSBY SHOW. 2.) This was his last of nine original LPs for WARNER BROS.4/5(2).
  2. This was the last album Bill Cosby recorded for Warner Brothers Records, thus ending the "Golden Age" of Bill Cosby albums. It was recorded at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe during a musicians strike, so Cos was asked to perform an extra 45 minutes to fill up the time that the musicians would normally be playing, which he did by ad libbing/5(42).
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Pitman Pressing Vinyl release of It's True! It's True! on Discogs/5(39).
  4. It's True! would be his last for Warner Brothers -- not counting compilations -- for nearly two decades, Cosby resurfaced on his own co-owned Tetragrammaton Records imprint -- a subsidiary of ruce Post Campbell, Roy Silver, and Cosby's CSC Corps. Incidentally, the disc was mastered in so-called HAECO-CSG monaural processing -- which many Warner Brothers and Reprise Records of 19 7/
  5. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Bill Cosby - It's True! It's True! at Discogs. Complete your Bill Cosby collection.
  6. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of It's True! It's True! on Discogs.
  7. Bill Cosby concluded his five-year () run with Warner Brothers — which yielded no less than eight Top 40 spoken word comedy long-players — with It's True! It's True! (). If .
  8. It's True! (). If the written copy on the rear LP jacket is to be taken at face value, the material on this roughly half-hour platter consists of spontaneous and extemporaneous items that Cosby "winged" during a run at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV/5(10).
  9. It's True! It's True! is the ninth comedy album by Bill Cosby. It was his last for Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded live at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Due to a musician's strike, Cosby got extra stage time at Harrah's, much of which was captured on this album. It features Cosby performing stand-up comedy on topics including women, helicopters, ants, burlesque, gambling, the toxic drug Spanish fly, .

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