The Bill Cosby
edition of Universal's Icon
series does an effective job chronicling the comedian's best routines from his early-'70s recordings for UNI/MCA. The 11 tracks were originally released on the LP's Inside the Mind of Bill Cosby
, For Adults Only
, Live: Madison Square Garden Center
, Fat Albert
, and When I Was a Kid
. While this material may not be in the same league as his bits from the '60s ("Noah"), or the '80s ("Chocolate Cake for Breakfast"), it's still a fun listen with a mid-line price to boot.