The Staple Singers & Curtis Mayfield – 1975 – Let’s Do It Again

Rare 1975 original soundtrack LP with music for the comedy film composed by the legendary Curtis Mayfield (leader of the groupΒ The impressions). The Staple Singers perform the the vocals! Film starred Sidney Poitier, Jimmy Walker, Bill Cosby, with Sidney Poitier as the director.

As Stax neared bankruptcy, the Staples signed with Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom label for this soundtrack album. The title track was a number-one hit and “New Orleans” reached number 70, returning the Staples to the upper echelons of the charts for the last time.

Produced & written by Curtis Mayfield, this is smooth, soulful and funky.

This is a @320 vinyl rip of the original Curtom record including covers.

A1Β Let’s Do It Again 4:53
A2 Funky Love 4:50
A3 A Whole Lot Of Love 3:53
A4 New Orleans 4:26
B1 I Want To Thank You 5:22
B2 Big Mac 6:05
B3 After Sex 6:45
B4 Chase 4:15

The Reviews


Probably the best record the Staple Singers ever cut during the 70s as it makes a genius move by taking their rich vocal style and laying it over some excellent tracks written by Curtis Mayfield! The record’s quite different than their usual Stax numbers, and has a Curtom groove that’s hip and funky in the best parts , arranged by Gil Askey and Rich Tufo in the same manner as Curtis’ work from the time. Includes the hit title cut “Let’s Do It Again”, plus other nice ones like “After Sex”, “Chase”, “Big Mac”, and “Funky Love”.


The longer album version of the title track “Let’s Do It Again” is worth the price alone. Two killer instrumental tracks, the smooth “After Sex” and the up tempo “Chase” round out an incredible set of Staple Singers vocals and Curtis Mayfield production.
The Staple Singers are very impressive especially on the title track. Pure soul, very inspired vocals. The soundtrack is an excellent addition to any music collection; especially of the 1970’s era.

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  • cafecafecafe
    Posted at 16:33h, 12 June 2008 Reply

    Thanks Nikos for this one. I love the title let’s do it again.

  • soul is the music
    Posted at 19:10h, 12 June 2008 Reply

    I have a few of The Staples Singers records and a lot of King Curtis. I remember the single but this is a chance to get the whole album. Thanx.

  • Donovan
    Posted at 20:11h, 12 June 2008 Reply

    another classic. So grateful nick.

  • manny
    Posted at 20:42h, 12 June 2008 Reply

    Hey thanks for posting, I’ve never heard this before

  • Sam
    Posted at 21:29h, 12 June 2008 Reply

    Mayfield in top form. A wonderful piece of soul music.

  • invisiblenigma
    Posted at 22:49h, 12 June 2008 Reply

    Thanks Nikos! I thought I already had this one. The cover Looks So familiar. Much Appreciated!

  • andre
    Posted at 03:24h, 13 June 2008 Reply

    i thought i had this one, i guess not, thank u

  • SadJake
    Posted at 05:16h, 13 June 2008 Reply

    thanks for all your posts! Your selection is fantastic, congratulations for the blog !

  • Groovy Emmanuel
    Posted at 11:08h, 13 June 2008 Reply

    Big collaborations between great artists bring big failures sometimes, but not this time. To many this the finest 70’s album by the Staples fam, far away from their early gospel origins, and still not so close to their fruitful Stax secular period. Yeah, this time it’s Curtis baby and it’s a full of great tracks album balancing good between some very soulful tunes and some blaxploitation feel of that era. The three closing tracks are telling this better than words, and one of these is playing sweet little games with “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”.

  • Fin
    Posted at 13:59h, 13 June 2008 Reply

    A must have. Groovy Emmanuel explains everything perfectly!

  • DJ Hook
    Posted at 14:32h, 13 June 2008 Reply

    I love this blog! it’s pure education!

  • Marcus
    Posted at 15:51h, 13 June 2008 Reply

    This is really a great album, and I’ve always loved “Let’s Do It Again.”

  • Numba
    Posted at 18:43h, 13 June 2008 Reply

    Pure classic ! Thanks a lot !!!

  • UMA
    Posted at 20:14h, 13 June 2008 Reply

    Thanks nikos, I haven’t heard that tune in years! It’s classic.

  • Nikko
    Posted at 01:28h, 14 June 2008 Reply

    Thanks – I love the song “Let’s Do It Again” and was really looking forward to the album. There’s nothing on it as good as that one song, but it is a real pleasure nonetheless.

  • MsMerising
    Posted at 02:17h, 14 June 2008 Reply

    Ah, the memories…Mavis is definately a favorite. Big up!

  • St Johnny
    Posted at 13:00h, 14 June 2008 Reply

    Love and respect brother. Thanks for the gem and the quality rip. “Let’s do it again” killer track. My mom had the 45 back in 70’s.

  • beats2go
    Posted at 19:43h, 14 June 2008 Reply

    thx alot great album

  • G.P.
    Posted at 20:06h, 14 June 2008 Reply

    Thank you. Missed this one.

  • Noa
    Posted at 20:27h, 14 June 2008 Reply

    Thanks for this great LP. Respect.

  • musicmeiho
    Posted at 02:10h, 15 June 2008 Reply

    Great post! Thank you

  • whatdoyousay
    Posted at 06:44h, 15 June 2008 Reply

    Classic! Sweet music!

  • Gea
    Posted at 16:59h, 15 June 2008 Reply

    I adore Curtis! this one is soooooooo good.

  • Lester
    Posted at 19:43h, 15 June 2008 Reply

    you can’t go wrong with Curtis baby. I also love the vocals quality of Staples family.

  • Doctor Okeh
    Posted at 13:55h, 17 June 2008 Reply

    got this one already , but it’s a must have as well as the film, got it on DVD too πŸ™‚ !!!

  • B.D.
    Posted at 06:41h, 23 June 2008 Reply

    Okay y’all, it’s Curtis Mayfield and the Staple Singer!!!! Nuff said, thanks for the post!!

  • whoknows
    Posted at 19:26h, 05 July 2008 Reply

    Much thanks, aint noone like curtis! Peace from Boston!

  • Kyle
    Posted at 02:49h, 26 October 2008 Reply

    Hey guys, big thanks for this blog, its amazing, you guys rock. Just letting you guys know, the link has been removed from rapidshare for this one, it’d be cool if you could make another link…definitely dont wanna miss this one…thx guys

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 23:07h, 26 October 2008 Reply

    there’s a new link. enjoy.

  • Chris
    Posted at 08:09h, 12 November 2008 Reply

    Staples + Mayfield = timeless music!!! Thanks for this one. Peace

  • DiskoTone
    Posted at 02:53h, 16 February 2009 Reply

    Thanks again for the post! That is a classic album and movie!!!! That’s where Biggie Smalls got his stage name from.!!!

  • Mr sam
    Posted at 21:59h, 03 March 2009 Reply

    Another beautiful album. Thanks so much bro

  • moggy
    Posted at 19:24h, 26 October 2009 Reply

    i will have to buy a staples singers/ mavis comp cd.


  • Dan
    Posted at 12:39h, 21 February 2010 Reply

    Big thanks for this fantastic album.

  • Ram
    Posted at 04:55h, 15 December 2010 Reply

    Thanks again! This album is wicked πŸ™‚

    Whilst I send you thanks I find it rather worrying your blog seems to have got me rather addicted to the more laid back end of things! Oh well, I suppose another musical addiction can’t be thaaaat bad.

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