One Amazing Album
D. Davenport | Harlem USA | 09/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Curtis Mayfield wrote some of the best motion picture scores of the 70s - and it was largely the sound of these films that catapulted them to box office success. "Let's Do It Again" as a stand alone single has always been one of the most soulful and happy jams of the era - but rarely has the rest of the album that it came from been celebrated. The music on this album is sooo cool. I'll even date myself by saying that the album is so good that it's Baaad."
Sweet, sweet grooves
Sedgie Rubrik | London, UK | 03/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For years I could not find this album but the sweetness of the grooves meant that it just had to be re-released sometime. Mavis Staples swaps her spine-tingling spiritual invocations for something altogether more earthy and the result is dynamite. 'Let's get it on' may be the classic evening call to love but 'Let's do it again' is the track for the morning after. My only criticism is that the first tracks on the CD are the strongest and there's not quite enough on the whole CD to rate 5 star. Still - a classic and one for every lover of true soul music."
Don't Ask. Just Listen. Then Cruise..........
Spree Playa | Chicago, IL USA | 06/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This soundtrack IMO was a breakthrough moment for The Staple Singers; they broke format into a much more sinful secular format than their earlier group albums and introduced generations of fans to their work. The late Pops Staples is so cool on his parts and laid back you tend to forget this is a old man singing with his daughters. Mavis' voice is just perfect; she has all the frustrations of a hormonal teenage girl mixed in with some determination to get what she wants. There is no bad track on here. They go so great and complement each other as they tell the outline of the film. So I won't keep you reviewers because you have to order this CD, wait the whole 3 days for it to come media mail, and press play, smile, grin, and chill."