Sunday, October 25, 2015

40 Year Itch: Sometimes the Rain

The Staple Singers : Let's Do It Again

   Curtis Mayfield brings out the sultry and sexy side of The First Family of Gospel, with a #1 single that sounds like a sequel to Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On".  The ladies in the audience would scream when Pops Staples sang "Now I like you lady/ So Fine with your pretty hair" but it's Mavis's bedroom appeals that won the heart of the recently deposed heavyweight champion George Foreman. Unfortunately, as Jet Magazine reported, Foreman always fell speechless at the sight of Mavis.

   "Let's Do It Again" was the title track of a Curtis Mayfield written and produced soundtrack for a 1975 comedy starring Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Jimmie Walker as "Bootney Farnsworth". 

1 comment:

  1. I suspect that Mavis has rendered many a man speechless