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Quincy Jones And Bill Cosby: The Original Jam Sessions, and remixes

Later this year will mark the 45th anniversary of Bill Cosby's first self-titled sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show. Ten years ago, the original jam sessions were released, which are notable for the "various collection of notables who steal the show with contributions at various points." Pianist Les McCann, sax man Ernie Watts, and guitarist Arthur Adams get things going on "Groovy Gravy," Tom Scott shows some legit chops on "Toe Jam," while Jimmy Smith offers sampling of his Hammond B3 on the interlude "Jimmy Cookin' On Top." If seeing Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby get top billing confused you, the album credits reference their roles, which are not front-and-center, except for some vocal improv by Cosby on "Hikky-Burr." You can hear more tracks on Grooveshark, and if you're into more of that modern dance remixery, you might (also) enjoy The New Mixes, Vol. 1, which can also be sampled on Grooveshark.
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 24, 2014 - 10 comments

80 Years of The Apollo

What do Bill Bailey, The Supremes, James Brown, Bill Cosby, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Michael Jackson, and Barack Obama have in common? They've all played The Apollo. Flavorwire links 10 classic performances from the Apollo Theatre to celebrate its 80th birthday. Notably absent is the 1983 performance by Shooby Taylor, The Human Horn.
posted by SansPoint on Jan 27, 2014 - 5 comments

Without fear or favor, kids say the darnedest things

First, Art Linkletter chatted with the honest little scamps, then Bill Cosby talked with kids these days. They probably won't get a TV or radio show, but parents on Reddit shared the creepy things their kids have said or done.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 30, 2013 - 57 comments

Bill Cosby Schools Us About Those Crazy Sweaters.

Bill Cosby Schools Us About Those Crazy Sweaters.
posted by chunking express on Feb 13, 2013 - 33 comments

Defeats Cabin Fever

8 GIFs of Bill Cosby Dancing. What it says on the tin. Move the furniture and get down!
posted by sweetkid on Feb 8, 2013 - 28 comments

A truly meta Cosby sweater

In a video shot at World Maker Faire in 2011, artist Andrew Salamone is shown demonstrating the knitting machine he's adapated and programmed to knit images, and displaying some of the amazing work he's produced with it: a ski mask with an image of his face on the front, a "break beat" scarf, and a sweater featuring a picture of Bill Cosby wearing a sweater with a picture of Bill Cosby on it. Salamone hopes to someday get Cosby to accept and wear the sweater he's designed. God knows Cosby can't reject this sweater on the grounds that it's in any way inferior to the sweaters he's worn in the past. Check out more of Andrew Salamone's knitted art on his web site. In my favourite piece, Salamone recreates a still from "The Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody".
posted by orange swan on Dec 4, 2012 - 38 comments

You're going to love this sweater!

You're going to love this sweater! Bill Cosby tweets about sweaters. [more inside]
posted by ssmug on Sep 7, 2012 - 23 comments

"What are you doing outside there?"

COSBY NIGHTMAREZ [SLYT] David Lynch-esque Cosby Show mashup.
posted by Fizz on Oct 30, 2011 - 6 comments

The Cosby Sweater Project

The Cosby Sweater Project is a blog by Kelly Tucker where she draws/paints a single piece of clothing (usually the eponymous sweater) from every episode of The Cosby Show in chronological order. Some favorites: s1e4, s1e5, s1e16, s1e18, s2e1, s2e6. Finally, a short interview with Bill Cosby about sweaters.
posted by Kattullus on May 18, 2011 - 31 comments

There's a black man standing in your Oxfords with you

Bill Cosby: "A lot of people think we oughta wash white, but we aint gonna, you see." "People think that we Afro-Americans started with nothing but little grass skirts like the kids in the Tarzan movies....but uh, we had something before we left Africa." "Now if you want to look history right straight in the eye... you're going to get a black eye. Because it isn't important whether a few black heroes got lost or stolen or strayed in American history textbooks. What's important is why they got left out." Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed. (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) [more inside]
posted by cashman on Feb 21, 2011 - 16 comments

Sienfeld wants you to buy Vista, Shatner wants you to buy a Vic 20

Celebrity computer endorsements throughout the ages.
posted by Artw on Aug 21, 2008 - 65 comments

DJ Cringe on the Turntables

Haven't got your fill of awkward rap? Well there's Bill Cosby's upcoming rap CD and a new dance joint about a beat down. Or you can reminisce and revel in 13 awkward rap commercials of old. Not enough? Okay fine, how about a freestyle battle. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Apr 16, 2008 - 37 comments

Defense of Bill Cosby

Defense of Bill Cosby [...]My crimes that afternoon were two. I committed the transgression of wearing a tweed jacket, black sweater, black slacks and glasses, a no-no for the “ thug barbers" there because to be an appropriate African American by their standards was to wear saggy pants, sport jerseys and doo-rag caps. My second transgression was to bring a book, James Baldwin’s Notes of A Native Son.
posted by Postroad on Jan 19, 2006 - 88 comments

i'm "late-night posting" cosby...

Bill Cosby has no sense of humor... In a move that shocked the internet to the very soles of its shoes, Bill Cosby sent had his lawyer send a Cease and Desist letter to the creator of channel101.com's wildly popular House of Cosbys series, asking... nay, demanding the cessation of all Cosby related creative material generation. That's it. That's all there is to the story.

Wait! There's more! Channel101.com's Dan Harmon wrote an open letter to Cosby's legal team informing them of his intention to continue hosting the original 4 episodes, even if no further episodes would be made.

Hell, even the adorable Andrew Baio loves it. But then again, Andy Baio also likes peach colored page designs...
Channel101.com also mentioned here and here.
posted by shmegegge on Sep 11, 2005 - 26 comments

Leave It To Bush!

Leave It To Bush! - No. 2. In which George Bush discusses relationships and family with Bill Cosby. On the Moon. [Flash]
posted by homunculus on Nov 1, 2004 - 15 comments

The Good Boy

"Stop beating up your women because you can't find a job." Strong words from a paragon of the African American community.
posted by the fire you left me on Jul 1, 2004 - 67 comments

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