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
Producer Hugo & Luigi, Thom Bell
The Stylistics chronology
Rockin' Roll Baby
Let's Put It All Together
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.


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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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


  • 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


Chart (1974) Peak
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 2
"Let's Put It All Together" 18 8 26 9


  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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