Listen: More Today Than Yesterday by Chicago and the Les Deux Love Orchestra

The legendary Chicago have recorded a cover of the old Spiral Starecase hit More Today Than Yesterday with the Les Deux Love Orchestra for what may be the start of an entire album of songs of classic R&B.

Spiral Starecase were an American ‘one-hit wonder’ band whose only hit was More Today Than Yesterday in 1969. The song has been covered by Diana Ross, Sonny & Cher, Goldfinger and was featured in the movies My Girl (1991) and The Waterboy (1998) as well as an episode of Ally McBeal.

Chicago’s Robert Lamm was introduced to Bobby Woods of the Les Deux Love Orchestra by Gerry Beckley of the band America. “Woods had an idea for Chicago and Les Deux to revisit the great music of the era (mostly Classic R&B) – when Chicago was in its formative stage. More Today Than Yesterday loosely fit the concept as I’ve always loved this record by Spiral Starecase,” Lamm said in a statement.

Woods says, Sometimes you have to do things for the fun of it. When Robert suggested More Today Than Yesterday, my immediate response was, ‘Definitely!’ I had a blast working the horns out with Chicago co-founder and trumpet player, Lee Loughnane. It goes without saying that Jason Scheff (bass, backing vocals) is a monster – the guy can do anything”.

Chicago and the Les Deux Love Orchestra’s version of More Today Than Yesterday is available exclusively through iTunes.

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