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 group 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.
A1 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
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.
Listen Staple Singers do it again!