Let's Put It All Together
|Let's Put It All Together|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||Media Sound Recording Studios |
(New York City, New York)
|Producer||Hugo & Luigi, Thom Bell|
|The Stylistics chronology|
|Singles from Let's Put It All Together|
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.
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 the 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 from his 2010 album Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift and also received disco treatment as an eight minute instrumental by Van McCoy on a 12-inch record paired with "That Old Black Magic" by The Softones.
|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|
|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|
- Russell Thompkins, Jr. – lead vocals
- Airrion Love – background 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 – background vocals
- Van McCoy – arranger, conductor
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs||14|
|U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs||4|
|UK Albums Chart||26|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|1974||"You Make Me Feel Brand New"||2||5||6||3||3||2|
|"Let's Put It All Together"||18||8||26||80||18||9|