Wonderfulness (1966) is the fourth album of stand-up comedy performances by Bill Cosby. The title comes from a catchphrase used in Cosby's television series, I Spy. This was the first of several Cosby albums to be recorded live at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, by Warner Bros. Seven of the eight tracks are drawn from Cosby's childhood experiences; the last one, "Niagara Falls", deals with a visit to that landmark by television producer Sheldon Leonard, who hired Cosby to star in I Spy.
Cosby addresses his current state of affairs on "Baby" - which finds our hero discussing the joys and paranoia of expectant fatherhood - and one of his all-time classic routines, describing his observations when "Driving in San Francisco. The former includes the great philosophical debate of "Why is there air?" - the answer of course being, to inflate volleyballs and basketballs.
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Why Is There Air? Live album by Bill Cosby. Why Is There Air? (1965) is Bill Cosby's third album. It was recorded at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. It won the 1966 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. The final track, "Hofstra," is an expanded re-telling of the "TV Football" routine from Cosby's second album, I Started Out as a Child.
Why Is There Air? Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby - Kindergarten 08:14. Bill Cosby - Driving In San Francisco 03:50. Bill Cosby - Shop 03:09. Bill Cosby - Personal Hygiene 01:02. Bill Cosby - Baby 03:46. I Started Out As A Child - Bill Cosby. Is a Very Funny Fellow Right - Bill Cosby. Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings - Bill Cosby. To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With - Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby is A Very Funny Fellow, Right? - Bill Cosby.
Why Is There Air? by Bill Cosby was released on 1998-04-17 in USA. The Comedy album has 8 tracks. Hot Albums by Bill Cosby. Back to top. Album Artwork Visitor Recordings Disclaimer Contact Us.
Bill Cosby's third attempt, WHY IS THERE AIR?, is a true comedy gem. Jerry Seinfeld attributes his desire to go into comedy as largely stemming from listening to this album. Perhaps what I enjoy the most about this third attempt is that it is the first album in which we get to hear Bill develop his bits for several minutes. With more room to work (almost forty minutes on this album), Cosby chooses to develop only eight bits. In Cosby's second album, "I STARTED OUT AS A CHILD," only the first few tracks explored Bill Cosby's childhood. The rest of the album was still dedicated to the kind of observational comedy that defined his first album BILL COSBY IS A VERY FUNNY FELLOW RIGHT?. In this third album, Cosby begins to fully explore the themes that would define the rest of his comedic life. Almost the entire album is dedicated to Cosby's humorous and universal stories.
Why Is There Air? (1965) is Bill Cosby's third album. Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days released: 1976. Presents Badfoot Brown & The Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching Band released: 1971. Bill Cosby Sings Hooray for the Salvation Army Band! released: 1968. Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings released: 1967. Revenge released: 1967. Why Is There Air? released: 1965. More of the Best of Bill Cosby released: Where You Lay Your Head released
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NotesMono release. The release date range for this gold label repress is 1966-67.
This version has 3 album covers advertised on the back of the jacket.
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|CSJ-556, CSJ 556||Bill Cosby||Why Is There Air? (LP, Album, Unofficial, Red)||中聲, 中聲||CSJ-556, CSJ 556||Taiwan||1965|
|CSJ-556, CSJ 556||Bill Cosby||Why Is There Air? (LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora)||中聲, 中聲||CSJ-556, CSJ 556||Taiwan||1965|