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5.0 out of 5 stars A House Full Of Love...In It's Proper Place, October 4, 2010
This review is from: House Full of Love: Music from the Cosby Show (Audio CD)
I could easily be a bit biased towards this CD because of my love of The Cosby Show. After all with a crew of musicians such as Richard Tee,Wah Wah Watson,Marcus Miller and Steve Gadd helping Grover Washington out on this date a session of professionally produced funk,pop and jazz styled music is going to be the enevible result. At the time their well oiled sound was in danger of becomming a bit predictable to a degree but,perhaps because of the long standing friendship between Grover and Bill Cosby,both Philly natives the compositions here are of course diverse,rhythmically adventures,cinematic and especially on the tunes where Cosby's warmly sly humor shows up as a musical element this album COOKS! Needless to say most of this music here will strongly remind you of the TV show. On the other hand this is not an official soundtrack either. You will recognize some songs from the show such as the strong funk opener as "Resthatherian" as the closing music for the show's 2nd season but,on the other hand the melody is completely different even though the the layored bass/keyboard driven grind of the groove is very familiar. Some of the slower grooves such as "Camille","Clair (Phylicia)" and "Outstretched Hands (Gloria)" are similar in that aspects of them later appeared as brief scoring elements in various episodes of the show and,in that context are very recognizible. On the Cosby/Gardner penned "Love In It's Proper Place" Cosby talk sings/raps a comedic romance style lyric in his classic narrative style,which was very musical anyway in the context of another excellent funk jam. The hand clapped fuled "Poppin" the "The Huxtable Kids" also showcase a similar type of mid 80's jazz funk style whereas the big band styled "Kitchen Jazz" (heard in the first scene of the show's pilot episode) is retro futurist with it's use of Richard Tee's destinctive reverved electric piano. "Look At This" is a slower jazz soul styled piece used as an instrumental on many episodes of the show and this version features a dialog by Cosby (talking as Cliff Huxtable to Clair likely) about a little late night dancing betweeen the two and debating whether to "wake the kids up to look at this",concluding that they wouldn't understand and see "two old people trying to dance";a witty Cosby style take on generational differences. Lori Fulton provides the lead vocal to the closing soul/funk jam title song which kind of defines the entire flavor of the show. Not an entirely easy CD to find these days this album is an excellent,funky jazz companion to one of the most reverred and beloved TV comedies of the 1980's and is more than well worth the search for fans of Grover Washington and Bill Cosby.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just don't get any better, October 16, 2010
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This music is based on the Cosby TV Show soundtrack but it's not the soundtrack. It's a wonderfully great mix of jazz and soft shoe that's great to listen to at work, driving or just relaxing. It's really hard to find anywhere so if you can get your hands on a copy, do so fast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cosby show fan, May 20, 2014
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I enjoy the show since 1987 and the music from the show was great. this one is for any fan of the show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grover still doin' it! (4.5 stars), May 9, 2005
This review is from: House Full of Love: Music from the Cosby Show (Audio CD)
I lovin this to death man. 'Cuz this always been my favorite albums from my mentor/role model/inspiration/idol/labelmate/teacher/godfather Mr. Grover Washington, Jr. I sure miss him dearly. As you know he was getting started to be ready 4 the new millenium but briefly left us too quick. Wish he was here. Ok back to the album, once I was listening to it, I realize there's a lot of good sounds I mean a whole lotta feeling to it based on the show by Bill Cosby (He's such a genius). I'ma give that 4.5 out of 5 stars for a good job. The entire record is good but my most favorite was "Kitchen Jazz" 'cuz of the beats, the horns, the big band feeling and all of that. Y'know kinda reminds me of sum Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, etc.
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House Full of Love: Music from the Cosby Show
House Full of Love: Music from the Cosby Show by Grover Washington Jr. (Audio CD - 1991)
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