I wasn't aware of the wonders of Gonna Take A Miracle, the 5th album from Laura Nyro until relatively recently. The album is a collection of covers of soul and R&B standards that Nyro had loved when growing up in the Bronx in the 50s and 60s. The record is a wonderful mix of classic soul interepreted in an easy, laid back way with excellent backing from LaBelle and classy production by Gamble and Huff. My absolute favourite is album opener, a doo-wop interpretation of the Shirelles 'I Met Him on a Monday'.
The Shirelles - I Met Him On A Sunday