R&B Legends - The Chi-Lites
Download links and information about R&B Legends - The Chi-Lites by The Chi - Lites. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop, Funk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 35:58 minutes.
|Artist:||The Chi - Lites|
|Genre:||Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop, Funk|
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|1.||Give It Away||3:27|
|2.||Give More Power to the People||2:57|
|3.||Have You Seen Her||4:44|
|5.||I Found Sunshine||3:20|
|6.||I Want to Pay You Back||4:24|
|8.||Stoned Out of My Mind||3:11|
|9.||We Are Neighbors||3:23|
|10.||A Letter to Myself||4:07|
The ingenious creativity of Eugene Record was the driving force behind the Chi-Lites, and on this album Record maintained the same savvy. The first single was ironically the last song on the album, "Stoned Out of My Mind." This mid-tempo number is introduced with a animated string arrangement which yields to Record's colorful falsetto as he addresses the spellbinding lyric. The string arrangement re-surfaces throughout the song. The single reached the number two spot on the Billboard R&B charts after 16 weeks. The follow-up single was the rockin' "I Found Sunshine." Paced by a thick, electric guitar, Record strolls his way through this cheerful number. It cracked the top 20 at 17 after 14 weeks. The third single was "Homely Girl," which resembles a country tune accented by horn antics heard in a big top circus or carnival. The lyric and Record's delivery enhance an already impressive arrangement. It climbed all the way to number three on the Billboard R&B charts inside 17 weeks.
Record's penmanship and production skills can only be commended. Aside from the mature lyrical content on most of his work, Record was also a master at taking riddle-like lyrics and conveying a sound message as well. "Go Away Dream" is a good example. With its pretentious lyric and sprightly rhythm, Record tailors the single with a splendid string and horn arrangement (as he does with "Stoned Out of My Mind"). Record utilizes his undeviating falsetto once again on this fairytale-based single. From his harmonious vocal arrangements to his exquisitte string and horn arrangements, Record makes every selection here worthy.