The Chi-Lites - The Best Of

Posted By: flodur
The Chi-Lites - The Best Of

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Genre R&B/Soul | 1 cd | mp3 192 Kbps | no Covers | 102 MB

Track listing
1. Give It Away
2. Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was
3. 24 Hours Of Sadness
4. I Like Your Lovin' (Do You Like Mine)
5. Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So)
6. (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
7. Have You Seen Her
8. Oh Girl
9. The Coldest Days Of My Life (Part 1)
10. We Need Order
11. A Letter To Myself
12. Stoned Out Of My Mind
13. I Found Sunshine
14. Homely Girl
15. Too Good To Be Forgotten
16. There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At The Conference Table)
17. Toby
18. It's Time For Love
19. You Don't Have To Go

"The original Brunswick recordings 1969 - 1967", vocal soul-funk. You can look at the Chi-Lites as just another vocal trio (quartet) making the music of their time. I'm often reminded of one of those 'Naked Gun' movies where, in a flashback, Nordberg (O.J. Simpson) has to enter a room sideways due to the size of his afro.
Founded by Marshall Thompson but made big by lead vocalist (the tenor falsetto with the glasses) Eugene Record who was also the main song writer of the band. I'm from '73 so I don't have many direct recollections of the band but the majority of the songs sound very familiar, an indication of the size of the hits they were and they're still being played. You may hear something familiar in 'Are You My Woman' but Beyonce wasn't born then either.
Things went downhill when Brunswick (and the Chi-Lites) were being scrutinized by the IRS which lead to an outpour of artists. Eugene Record took up this opportunity to try for a solo career, with good results but little success. The popularity of disco probably had something to do with this.
They re-united, had some hits in the 80's and disbanded again, Record became a reverend. Marshall Thompson and Robert Lester are supposedly still touring:

The Chi-Lites - The Best Of