The Chi-Lites are an American R&B/soul vocal quartet from Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The group’s greatest fame came during the early 1970s. They were led by Eugene Record, and scored eleven Top Ten R&B hits from 1969 to 1974. They also charted 21 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Chart, and had chart hits in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada, as well as in the U.S.
In 1997, while returning home from a concert in Pennsylvania, the Chi-Lites were involved in a serious car crash which resulted in both Reed and Thompson’s wife Constance being ejected from the vehicle. Constance died from her injuries and Reed had to have a metal plate inserted in his back. “Hold On to Your Dreams” was included on the Help Wanted (Heroes are in Short Supply) album in Constance’s honor. Reed was subsequently replaced once again by Watson until Watson’s permanent departure in 2002.
The Best of Bread is a multi-platinum compilation album by the band Bread released in 1973 by Elektra Records. The original album contains 12 songs that were first released between 1969 and 1972.
In addition to the usual 2 channel stereo version the album was also released by Elektra in a 4 channel quadraphonic version in 1973. The quadraphonic version was released on LP record, 8-track tape and reel to reel tape. The quadraphonic LP was encoded using the Quadradisc system.
The 2001 CD re-issue by Rhino has eight additional tracks including several from the 1974 album The Best of Bread, Volume 2, along with the November 1976 single Lost Without Your Love.
In 2015 Audio Fidelity released the 12 song album on the Super Audio CD format. This edition contains both stereo and quadraphonic mixes.
“Make It with You” – 3:15
“Everything I Own” – 3:06
“Diary” – 3:05
“Baby I’m-a Want You” – 2:25
“It Don’t Matter to Me” – 2:41
“If” – 2:33
“Mother Freedom” – 2:55
“Down on My Knees” (Gates, James Griffin) – 2:44
“Too Much Love” (Griffin, Robb Royer) – 2:45
“Let Your Love Go”- 2:25
“Look What You’ve Done” (Griffin, Royer) – 3:10
“Truckin'” (Griffin, Royer) – 2:31
Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American soul group The Chi-Lites. The album was released in 1972 on the Brunswick label.
1. “Oh Girl” 3:48
2. “I Wanna Pay You Back” 2:56
3. “I Like Your Lovin’ (Do You Like Mine)” 3:36
4. “Give It Away” 2:50
5. “Let Me Be the Man My Daddy Was” 3:33
6. “Love Uprising” 2:32
7. “The Coldest Days of My Life (Part I)” 4:27
8. “The Coldest Days of My Life (Part II)” 4:15
9. “Have You Seen Her” 5:10
10. “(For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People” 3:50
11. “Are You My Woman” 3:06
12. “We Are Neighbors” 3:39
13. “Living in the Footsteps of Another Man” 2:57
14. “I’m Ready If I Don’t Get To Go” 4:21
15. “24 Hours Of Sadness” 2:11
16. “A Lonely Man” 6:23
Sounds of the Seventies Live with Dan Varroney tonight at 7:00 pm ET. This week it’s “Top Hits of the Seventies.” We’ll feature Dire Straits, Bee Gees, Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad, Raspberries, Robert Palmer, Bob Welch, Boston, Chi-Lites, and John Paul Young.
On “Great Soul Performances” this evening we’ll hear from Sister Sledge, a new recording from my dear friend Lloyd Price, the Isley Brothers, Queen Latifah, Bloodstone, the Intruders, the Ch-Lites, Rodney Franklin, the Temptations, Crown Heights Affair and much more. Please join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. (This will be preceded in all time zones by an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances, the 80’s”) So join me later today for great music and fun on RadioMaxMusic.com.
“Great Soul Performances” – we’re going to salute the late George Duke and you’ll also hear from Earth, Wind & Fire, the Meters, Edwin Starr, Peaches & Herb, the Whispers, Barbara Mason, the Temptations, Larry Chance, the Chi-Lites and in concert, would you believe, Bobby Jay’s original vocal group the Laddins plus several other fantastic acts. The festivities begin at 7PM ET, with the encore performance on Monday evening at 10PM eastern time on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Also a Happy Birthday to Bobby Jay from everyone at RadioMaxMusic
Join Bobby Jay for another awesome edition of Great Soul Performances featuring the likes of the Delfonics, Rose Royce, the Temptations, the Dells, Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, the Manhattans, the Flamingos, the Chi-Lites, Cameo, Main Ingredient and more. There’ll be solo artists as well and of course a great “live” concert. The festivities begin at 7PM ET, on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Encore on RadioMax Monday evening 10pm et
Encore on GSP RadioMax Sunday 5pm, Monday 12pm ET.
On this last Monday of July, on “Great Soul Performances” we will spotlight music from the year 1969. I’ll feature Aretha Franklin, the Unifics, Lou Rawls, the Five Stairsteps, Joe Tex, the Mad Lads, the Chi-Lites, the Meters, David Ruffin, Little Anthony & the Imperials and more, all from 1969. A lot of great music from that year. So join me at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.Com.