Doing It to Death presented material from Brown's last great period, the early '70s. There were no new advances over the late-'60s material, and the political content had been reduced, but, despite the band defections detailed by Cliff White in his liner notes, Brown was able to maintain the quality of his releases. The biggest hits of the period are not on this set, but Brown was so prolific (the title track, an R&B singles chart at number one, was originally credited to horn player Fred Wesley and released on Brown's People Records label) that even the lesser material is worthwhile.
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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann