Wednesday, March 29, 2006

More Funky Cosby!

Bill Cosby - Hold On I'm A-Comin'

I'll refer you to my earlier post about the funky sides of Bill Cosby for more info about the Cos' musical endeavors of the '60s and '70s. Today's selection also came from the album Hooray for the Salvation Army Band! This slightly-retitled take on the Sam & Dave hit replaces the Stax backbeat with a harder, faster beat and new comic lyrics by the Cos.


MadPriest said...

"Lil Ole Man" was a crowdpleaser at Northern Soul discos in the U.K. My problem with Bill Cosby's soul tracks is that they are basically a joke and jokes grow stale with repetition. Once I got fed up with the words I got fed up with the song as well, nomatter how good the tune was. The strange thing is that I don't get fed up with the words of songs that are not comical even after hearing them a hundred times.

The Stepfather of Soul said...

I agree; that's why I said in my first post that you can only take Cosby's stuff in doses. Take "Hold On I'm A-Comin'" ... the only real saving grace of that tune is the hot backing track.