Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Pop-Soul, Uptown Soul, Chicago Soul, Smooth Soul, Psychedelic Soul

Album Review

One of Chicago's finest, the Chi-Lites blazed bright during the late '60s and early '70s, with several soul and pop hits that have retained their luster through the years. Amidst a sea of slick Philly International smashes and late gold from Stax, Hi, and Motown, the Chi-Lites found their niche with the smooth grit of singer and frontman Eugene Record's nicely layered charts. Showing their wide-ranging touch, the band ably handles a mix of quiet storm ballads ("Have You Seen Her," "Oh, Girl"), topical funk ("(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People"), and summery convertible classics ("Stoned out of My Mind"). With Rhino's 18-track hits collection taking in these and several other of the group's Brunswick label highlights, there's plenty of rich harmonies, tasty instrumental work, and vintage beats to go around. An essential soul package.
Stephen Cook, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Oh Girl
  2. Give It Away
  3. We Are Neighbors
  4. Let Me Be the Man My Daddy Was
  5. Have You Seen Her?
  6. 24 Hours of Sadness
  7. (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
  8. The Coldest Days of My Life [Album Version]
  9. I Like Your Lovin' (Do You Like Mine)
  10. I Want to Pay You Back (For Loving Me)
  11. Stoned Out of My Mind
  12. A Letter to Myself
  13. There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated at the Conference..)
  14. I Found Sunshine
  15. Toby
  16. Homely Girl
  17. We Need Order
  18. Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So)