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listen  1. Hikky-BurrQuincy Jones 5:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Groovy GravyQuincy Jones 8:10Album Only
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listen  4. Jimmy Cookin' On Top (Interlude)Quincy Jones 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Toe JamQuincy Jones 7:49Album Only
listen  6. Jive DenQuincy Jones 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Eubie Walkin'Quincy Jones 7:00Album Only
listen  8. Monty, Is That You?Quincy Jones 6:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Drawing Room (Interlude)Quincy Jones0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Hikky-Burr (Alt. Take) [feat. Bill Cosby]Quincy Jones 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Hikky-Burr (Instrumental)Mix Master Mike 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (June 22, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord Records
  • ASIN: B00023B1X0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,090 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The first Bill Cosby Show ran from 1969 to 1971, and Quincy Jones was its musical director. With the discovery of the show's lost tracks, a new generation can indulge in these sizzling and soulful moods and grooves. With electric and acoustic pianists Monty Alexander, Joe Sample, and Les McCann, guitarist Arthur Adams, and bassist Ray Brown highlighting the rhythm section, these sides are an excellent sonic snapshot of the soul-jazz sounds of the era. The velvet vibes of Milt Jackson sanctify the gospel-tinged "Oh Happy Day," and the incredible Jimmy Smith pulls off a Hammond B-3 solo tour de force on "Jimmy Cookin' on Top (interlude)." There are also three versions of the Jones/Cosby penned "Hikky Burr," one featuring saxophonist Eddie Harris, one with Cosby's hilarious vocals, and one a funky remix courtesy of Mix Master Mike.--Eugene Holley, Jr.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By b3king on July 19, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I came across this record after listening to The New Mixes Vol. 1 which creates new tracks from material created in these sessions. Not knowing what to expect although really hoping the sounds would reflect the cool album cover, I casually hit play and went on about my work. I have to say, kudos to the Concord Records and those responsible for putting this collection together! They left the sounds how they were captured at the sessions, and the results are great. There is no obvious digital salvage work (which I normally think sounds bad anyway) and the vibe and fun of these jams are truly represented.
There are some great things here - a rare solo jimmy Smith jam for about a minute that will no doubt show up as a sample sometime very soon - and some other real laid-back funky numbers. Les McCann's run through Groovy Gravy is the highlight for me. Again, a great decision was made to not edit these jams but let them exist in their entirety, allowing any inconsistencies or mistakes to reflect the true soul that these players had.
While not flawless, this is one of the most refreshing new sets in jazz available. Anyone tired of hearing slick, overproduced jazz sets that sound like any one of a thousand anonymous players will find this record to be a welcome return to loose and funky jazz.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By John P. Morgan VINE VOICE on September 2, 2006
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Okay, believe it or not, for the last 37 years of my life I have had the "Hikky Burr" song on the brain. That was the title of the theme song from the original Bill Cosby show and I guess such an impression on me at four years old that I stored it deep in my brain and hummed it off and on for the last thirty seven years.

People would ask me, "Whaddaya hummin'..."

"Oh, that's the theme song from the original Bill Cosby Show back in the late sixties,early seventies..."

"There was a Cosby Show before there was a Cosby Show?"

"Back thee away from me, youngin'..."

This is a very groovy CD...funky, hip, and very, very cool...what are you going to expect from Q and the Cos?

If you like funky jam sessions, you'll love this. You'll be sittin' on your couch gettin' so caught up in the music you'll be thinking to yourself, "Now where's that cocktail waitress? I'd like to order a drink..."

"Oh, yeah, I'm at home...oh, okay, where's my wife, then?"

But then you realize that she's on the couch with you enjoying the music just as much wondering when you're gonna get the heck up and get her a diet coke...

Meanwhile, Hikky Burr is playing in the back ground...

(Ba da da da da da ba ba bump da da dada da bum bumpa dumpa da bump...the crazy bass that's been swimmin' in your head for 37 years and now you finally own it.)

Life is very good, people...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By W. Anders on August 20, 2004
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This was excellnt to hear these cats just play along in this jam session! Not only is the groove superior on a couple of track but there is som "real" jazz here also. The sound is mono but don't let it stop you from buying this great CD!

Highly Recommended

/Anders
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Pawl VINE VOICE on March 31, 2007
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The musical combination of Bill Cosby & Quincy Jones is truly a match made in heaven. The tracks featured on this CD are a combination of incidental music from Cosby's earliest COSBY SHOW (that aired from 1969 until the early 1970s) as well as one liners from "The Coz" (Bill Cosby) himself. Bill Cosby is truly a skilled jazz vocalist and skat impov extraordinaire. That is made evident in "Hikky Burr," the song that opens and closes the album. This was the title song for the TV show. Not only is he hilarious to listen to, but he keeps great time with the funkified music, that is a hallmark of Quincy Jones' style. There are three versions of the tune (the original and the alternative versions--one which is a killer remix). The rest of the album is equally strong and you'll find yourself tapping your toes. I just hope that they release the show for which the music was featured. I am sure it was hilarious.............
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Auburn Niewiadomski on July 1, 2010
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I honestly just bought this CD to hear "Hikky Burr", I originally heard "Hikky Burr" on the Best of Bill Cosby CD and I just loved it. So I was excited when I found out it was made for the Bill Cosby Show and there was a CD of the original recordings. Quincy Jones sure does make great funky music, and it's just a nice thing to listen to. The reason I love the song "Hikky Burr" so much is because it's just pure silliness, Bill Cosby can say anything and it'll be great. If you haven't heard it yet, you gotta buy this CD as soon as possible. Now that's not the only good track, there are some great groovy beats which I'll feature below.

Hikky Burr (Kincaid Kinfolk) (5:56)

Groovy Gravy (8:10)

Oh Happy Day (4:18)

Jimmy Cookin' on Top (Interlude) (1:42)

Toe Jam (7:49)

Jive Den (3:13)

Eubie Walkin' (7:00)

Monty, Is That You (6:42)

The Drawing Room (Interlude) (0:59)

Hikky Burr; Featuring Bill Cosby (3:35)

Hikky Burr (Mix Master Mike Remix) (3:01)

There are eleven tracks in all, I especially love the Hikky Burr remix; it's almost as good as the original version in my opinion. Another nice addition to this CD is in the pamphlet, there is a nice note written by Arthur Adams who played guitar with the group. You can tell he just loved working with Bill and Quincy, and you call tell that by how good their music is. So like I said, if you haven't picked up this CD already, get it as soon as possible, you won't regret it.
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