The Chi-Lites

The Ultimate Chi-Lites

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The title of the superb two-disc compilation ULTIMATE CHI-LITES is not an exaggeration. Included are 35 tracks by the Chicago-based soul outfit known for everything from psychedelic groovers to protest songs to smooth love ballads. Featured here are the group's biggest hits, including "Oh, Girl," "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People," and "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" (featuring a horn lick lifted decades later for Beyonce's "Crazy in Love"), and a host of equally strong, lesser-known tracks. This is the best one-stop bet for those interested in checking out one of the finest psychedelic soul acts of the late-'60s and '70s.

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