Curtis Mayfield had gold and platinum success with the movie soundtracks of Superfly and Claudine. Because of this, his service was tapped to write and produce the soundtrack of the Sidney Poitier/Bill Cosby/Jimmie Walker/John Amos movie comedy Let's Do It Again. He gave the singer/songwriter/producer a chance to work with his fellow Chicagoans the Staple Singers, whom he'd lost in a contract contest with Warner Bros. Records. It sort of worked out anyway, with Mayfield's Curtom label being distributed by Warner Bros. and him having the opportunity to produce what would turn out to be one of their biggest and most enduring hits. The session for the movie's title track was recorded in Chicago at Mayfield's Curtom studios on the city's north side with guitarists Phil Upchurch and Gary Thompson, bassist Joseph Scott, drummer Quinton Joseph, keyboardist Floyd Morris, and Mayfield and Pops Staples on guitar. The arrangements were done by Gil Askey and Curtom A&R director Rich Tufo. The million-selling "Let's Do It Again" went to number one R&B for two weeks and number one pop in the fall of 1975. The Let's Do It Again soundtrack stayed at number one R&B for two weeks, peaked at number 20 pop, and included the follow-up single, "New Orleans." During the '90s, several rap/hip-hop acts used samples from "Let's Do It Again."