Bill Cosby – To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With
- Label: Warner Bros. Records WS 1734 / S39337
- Country: Canada
- Released: 1968
- Grade LP: (VG) Sleeve: (VG)
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With is the sixth comedy album by Bill Cosby, and his eighth album overall. It was recorded in 1968 in the Cleveland Public Auditorium, and released later that year, on a 12" vinyl record.
This was Cosby's first album recorded in a large venue rather than an intimate nightclub.
Like many of his other albums and stand up work, Bill Cosby delves in great detail into his childhood. Many years later he hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things where he got children to talk about their childhood.
Side One covers topics such as the first sin ("The Apple") and Cosby's two daughters ("The Losers"). Side Two is one long story, recounting childhood antics in the bed that he and his brother shared when they were supposed to be asleep, which would be recalled over twenty years later in the first chapter of his book, Childhood.
Writer/director Kevin Smith said on the Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder DVD that this was one of his favorite comedy albums.
It was number 1 on SPIN Magazines list of 'The 40 Greatest Comedy Albums of All Time', calling it "stand-up comedy's masterpiece."