Let's Put It All Together

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Let's Put It All Together
Studio album by The Stylistics
Released May 1974
Recorded Media Sound Recording Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre R&B
Length 37:42
Label Avco
AV 69001
Producer Hugo & Luigi, Thom Bell
The Stylistics chronology
Rockin' Roll Baby
(1973)
Let's Put It All Together
(1974)
Heavy
(1974)
Singles from Let's Put It All Together
  1. "You Make Me Feel Brand New"
    Released: May 5, 1974
  2. "Let's Put It All Together"
    Released: 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Let's Put It All Together is the fourth studio album recorded by American R&B group The Stylistics, released in May 1974 on the Avco label. It was produced by Hugo & Luigi and recorded at Media Sound Recording Studios in New York City. This was the group's first album recorded outside of Philadelphia.

History[edit]

The album reached #14 on the Billboard 200, their highest ever position on that chart, and #4 on the R&B albums chart. "You Make Me Feel Brand New", which originally appeared in a five minute version on their previous album, Rockin' Roll Baby, was included in an edited version. This version was released as a single and became a huge hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. It also peaked at #5 on R&B singles chart and #6 on the Easy Listening chart. The title track was also successful, peaking at number #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, their last big hit on that chart, #8 on the R&B singles chart, and #9 on the UK Singles chart. The Hugo & Luigi tracks were arranged and conducted by Van McCoy.

The song "Love Is the Answer" was sampled in E-40's song "Show Me What You Workin' Wit" featuring Too Short, taken form his 2010 album Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Hugo & Luigi and George David Weiss, except where noted,. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Put It All Together"   3:25
2. "I Got a Letter"   3:33
3. "We Can Make It Happen Again"   3:43
4. "Keep My Fingers Crossed" (Van McCoy) 3:28
5. "You Make Me Feel Brand New" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) 4:45
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "I Got Time on My Hands"   4:50
7. "Doin' the Streets"   3:49
8. "I Take It Out on You"   3:32
9. "Love Is the Answer" (vocal) 3:00
10. "Love Is the Answer" (instrumental) 3:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Russell Thompkins, Jr. – lead vocals
  • Airrion Love – vocals, co-lead vocals on "We Can Make It Happen", "You Make Me Feel Brand New", and "Doin' the Streets"
  • James Smith, Herb Murrell, James Dunn – vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
[2][3]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 14
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 4
UK Albums Chart 26
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
US
A/C

[2]
UK
[3]
1974 "You Make Me Feel Brand New" 2 5 6 2
"Let's Put It All Together" 18 8 26 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Let's Put It All Together review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ a b c d "US Charts > The Stylistics". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  3. ^ a b "UK Charts > The Stylistics". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 

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