The Chi-Lites

The Ultimate Chi-Lites

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The Ultimate Chi-Lites Review

by AllMusic

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.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Chi-Lites 03:01 Amazon
2 The Chi-Lites 03:00 Amazon
3 The Chi-Lites 03:45 Amazon
4 The Chi-Lites 05:07 Amazon
5 The Chi-Lites 03:14 Amazon
6 The Chi-Lites 02:59 Amazon
7 The Chi-Lites 04:04 Amazon
8 The Chi-Lites 03:36 Amazon
9 The Chi-Lites 02:31 Amazon
10 The Chi-Lites 03:08 Amazon
11 The Chi-Lites 04:51 Amazon
12 The Chi-Lites 03:01 Amazon
13 The Chi-Lites 03:36 Amazon
14 The Chi-Lites 02:33 Amazon
15 The Chi-Lites 03:44 Amazon
16 The Chi-Lites 03:39 Amazon
17 The Chi-Lites 03:56 Amazon
18 The Chi-Lites 03:05 Amazon
19 The Chi-Lites 04:51 Amazon
20 The Chi-Lites 03:30 Amazon
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