The same year Roberta Flack took songwriter Gene McDaniels's "Feel Like Makin' Love" to #1. Esther Phillips gave his "Disposable Society" ("They've thrown away sincerity, the keystone of integrity") a jazzy workout on Performance, an album critic Robert Christgau gave a B+. Highlights include a cover of Dr John's "Such a Night".
In November, Shirley Brown's "Woman to Woman", would shoot up the charts to #1 for two straight weeks on the R and B charts on its way to selling a million copies. The last big hit for Stax Records, the tune begins with 90 seconds of Brown speaking on the phone, explaining to a woman named Barbara that the man Barbara loves belongs to the woman who pays for his clothes and his car, namely, Shirley.