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The Chi-Lites: For God's Sake Give More Power To The People (Brunswick BL 754170)

John Morthland, Creem, November 1971

'(FOR GOD'S SAKE) Give More Power to the People' is one of my favorite singles so far this year. After the opening Moog blast comes the Sly-like syncopation that just don't quit, with vocals traded off every line and Creadell Jones' bass voice scatting in and out to hold it together like he'd just stepped off a Coasters record after being radicalized. All that plus a familiar catch phrase made it an instant radio classic.

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