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Originally formed in 1959 (when they were known as The Hi-Lites), The Chi-Lites are the quintessential Chicago Soul act, and they've been recording and touring in various incarnations for more than 50 years. With their butter-smooth vocals, strong harmonies, and sweeping, string-laced instrumentation, they're best known for a string of hit singles during the early '70s (most notably chart-topping classics like "Oh Girl" and "Have You Seen Her"). This 10-track compilation features both of those and more, including key selections like "Give More Power to the People," "I Found Sunshine," and "Stoned out of My Mind." It's important to note that these are all re-recorded versions, so both the production and personnel here are slightly different than on the original masters, but anyone with an affinity for old-school love jams will find plenty to enjoy. 


Formed: 1959 in Chicago, IL

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '10s

One of the most popular smooth soul groups of the early '70s didn't hail from Philadelphia or Memphis, the two cities known for sweet, string-laden soul. Instead, the Chi-Lites were from Chicago, a town better known for its gritty urban blues and driving R&B. Led by vocalist Eugene Record, the Chi-Lites had a lush, creamy sound distinguished by their four-part harmonies and layered productions. During the early '70s, they racked up 11 Top Ten R&B singles, ranging from the romantic ballads...
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