Monday, May 19, 2008

Classic Album Revisited

If Marvin's "Let Get It On" was the song of the night, "Let's Do It Again", a #1 R&B and pop hit, was definitely the song to be played the morning after. Let's Do It Again was a detour from the Staples previous inspirational gospel infused recordings. As Stax was nearing bankruptcy the Staple Singers signed with Curtis Mayfield's Curtom label. The sacred Staple Singers fully embraced the sensual secular music of Curtis Mayfield on this 1975 soundtrack to the highly successful film starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Mavis was at her vocal best, she fully embraced the lyrics with a hip sound that was a combination of funk, soul, sass, lust, and sexual seduction on tracks such as "Funky Love", "New Orleans" and "A Whole Lot Of Love." Let's Do It Again has proven to be one of the best albums the Staple Singers ever cut and listening to it makes you feel so damn good!!