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May 17, 2009

A Song for Sunday #14

Filed under: A Song for Sunday,Music — rmangum @ 7:09 pm
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bill_cosbyAlright people, today we got a real sweet jam for ya: Hikky Burr by Bill Cosby. Yes, that Bill Cosby. In 1969 he hooked up with ubiquitous producer Quincy Jones and a number of jazz sidemen (including Modern Jazz Quartet and Thelonius Monk vibraphonist Milt Jackson!) to make this bit of inspired lunacy. Around my household shouts of “Hicky Burrrrr, uh hikky, hikky brrrr!” are spontaneously exchanged like a secret handshake. I’d say more about the song, but I’m pretty hungover today and really it’s kind of beyond words, know what I mean? Dig.

(Hat tip to Funky 16 Corners for this jam.)


  1. An abbreviated version of this was used as the theme music for the original Bill Cosby Show — not the one from the ’80s, but the one from the late ’60s/early ’70s where he was a P.E. teacher. I always wanted a recording of it. Thanks!

    Comment by Jesse Walker — May 22, 2009 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  2. This brass is big and FUNKY! “That’s good. Those are nice!” I wish music like this would play every time I walk down the street.

    Comment by Michael — June 2, 2009 @ 1:35 am | Reply

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