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Chi-Lites, The

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The Chi-Lites Are Deep But Not Too Deep

Profile and Interview by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, 28 August 1971

WE'RE ALL familiar with the Detroit "sound." Well it seems the next big American industrial city to become famous for its music will be Chicago. ...

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

Review by 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 Chi-Lites Step Out Of The Shadows

Profile and Interview by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, 8 January 1972

THANK heaven for the Chi-Lites. This four-man Chicago-based outfit has brought back to soul music two elements missing from it for too long – good ...

Eugene Record: Today's Genius

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 4 February 1972

IT WAS in February 1970 that my eyes were first really opened to the Chi-Lites. Until then. I had only been able to hear a ...

Roy Carr in Harlem sees the Chi-Lites

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 5 February 1972

IT HAS TAKEN the Chi-Lites ten years to become an overnight success. A decade of dues playing on the Chitlin' circuit which helped justify their ...

The Chi-Lites: The Windy City Sound

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 24 June 1972

IF ANY outfit holds serious aspirations to usurping the Temptation's crown as the world's leading soul group then it must surely be Chicago's Chi-Lites who ...

The Chi-Lites... too good to be ignored

Interview by David Hancock, Record Mirror, 23 November 1974

EVEN FIVE years ago a few "oohs and aahs" and a bit of harmony would have got any soul record branded as specialist. But things ...

The Chi-Lites

Interview by Bob Fisher, New Musical Express, 22 February 1975

IT'S A SOMEWHAT perplexed Chi-Lites who recently embarked on their second and most extensive UK tour of Clubs and Cabaret. ...

The Chi-Lites: (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People/Greatest Hits/A Lonely Man/A Letter To Myself/Toby

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, April 1975

I'D BETTER DECLARE myself: I like Philly Sound, the Stylistics, Barry White even (or, rather, sometimes); I don't think Norman Whitfield mangled Motown: I do ...

The Chi-Lites: Half a Love and The Moments: Sharp

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 6 September 1975

IF IT WERE ONLY for All Platinum's second certifiable classic – The Moments' 'Dolly My Love' – this group's new album would need to be ...

The Chi-Lites at Hammersmith Odeon

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 13 September 1975

AFTER AN HOUR or so of the kind of entertainment that tempts freeloading reviewers to demand their non-existent money back, any halfway-decent act is a ...

The Chi-Lites: Theatre Royal, London

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 7 May 1977

THE HOUSE LIGHTS dimmed and the musicians took their places. There was a buzz of activity on the darkened stage for a minute or so ...

Hello Goodbye: Eugene Record and the Chi-Lites

Interview by Bill DeMain, MOJO, April 2004

MARCH I960 ...

Legends of Songwriting: Eugene Record of The Chi-Lites

Profile and Interview by Bill DeMain, Performing Songwriter, May 2004

IN 1969, WHEN The Chi-Lites scored their first hit with 'Give It Away', it was a well-earned triumph. ...

The Chi-Lites: The Complete Chi-Lites on Brunswick, Vols. 1 and 2 (Edsel)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, July 2004

Definitive comp of Windy City vocal-group soulsters beloved of Tony Soprano. ...


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