Sunday 4/24/22 1pm ET: Feature LP: Chicago Transit Authority (1969) Chicago I

The Chicago Transit Authority is the self-titled debut album by the Chicago-based rock band Chicago (then known as Chicago Transit Authority). It was recorded and released in 1969. For this inaugural recording effort the group was nominated for a Grammy Award for 1969 Best New Artist of the Year. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014. The album stayed on the Billboard 200 for 171 weeks, beating the previous record for a rock album’s longevity of 155 weeks and has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  1. “Introduction” 6:35
  2. “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” 4:35
  3. “Beginnings” 7:54
  4. “Questions 67 and 68” 5:03
  5. “Listen” 3:22
  6. “Poem 58” 8:35
  7. “Free Form Guitar” 6:47
  8. “South California Purples” 6:11
  9. “I’m a Man” 7:43
  10. “Prologue, August 29, 1968” 0:58
  11. “Someday (August 29, 1968)” 4:11
  12. “Liberation” 14:38

Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals
Terry Kath – guitars, lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, claves, backing vocals
James Pankow – trombone, cowbell
Walter Parazaider – saxophone, tambourine, backing vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion