The Chi Lites

Too Good To Be Forgotten - Best Of

  • Released: 18/03/2022
  • Label: Demon
  • Genre: Soul

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On June 17, 2020, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Angeles, announced that the iconic multi-million selling soul/R&B band, THE CHI-LITES, would be honoured in their Class of 2021, by receiving a star on Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On 30th September 2021, with family friends and other soul legends in attendance, including their legendary label mate, Gene Chandler, Marshall Thompson, co-Founder and last surviving member of THE CHI-LITES, accepted the honour on behalf of the Band.

Although they had formed nine years earlier, it was when the Band met record producer Carl Davis in 1968 that they signed a contract with Brunswick Records. They began to achieve commercial recognition and success, with songs predominantly written and composed by band member Eugene Record, who was also their lead singer, although their first charting song, ‘Give It Away’ (US R&B Chart #10) was co-written by Record, with producer Carl Davis.

THE CHI-LITES released more than 15 studio albums and registered on the UK chart on nine occasions, with five Top 10 entries, one of them being the Double-A sided reissue ‘HaveYou Seen Her’/’OhGirl’.

In 1976, THE CHI-LITES switched labels from Brunswick to Mercury and recorded two albums ‘HappyBeing Lonely’(1976) and ‘The Fantastic Chi-Lites’(1977), before teaming-up again with Carl Davis on his own Chi-Sound records label, to record 1980’s ‘Heavenly Body’ and 1981’s ‘MeAnd You’.


This 12-track vinyl LP set focuses on their Brunswick Records period and includes all of their UK hits, opening with their barn-storming ‘Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)’, the intro from which, being famously and expertly sampled by Beyoncé (and featuring Jay-Z), for her worldwide 2003 hit and Transatlantic #1, ‘Crazy In Love’.


This 38-track/2CD set covers the period 1969-1983 and includes all of their UK hits, as well as most of their international hits. The album also features their original version of ‘TroublesA’ Comin’, which was recently released by The Rolling Stones, despite having been recorded in 1979.



1. Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)

2. Stoned Out Of My Mind

3. (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People

4. We Are Neighbours

5. I Found Sunshine

6. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

1. Oh Girl
2. Have You Seen Her
3. It's Time For Love
4. Homely Girl
5. Too Good To Be Forgotten
6. You Don’t Have To Go


1. Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)
2. I Found Sunshine
3. We Are Neighbours
4. Troubles A' Comin’
5. Don't Burn No Bridges - (Jackie Wilson & The Chi-Lites)
6. (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
7. The Man & The Woman (The Boy & The Girl)
8. The Devil Is Doing His Work
9. Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)
10. Stoned Out Of My Mind
11. We Need Order
12. You Got To Be The One
13. Here I Am
14. That's How Long
15. There'll Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At The Conference Table)
16. It's Time For Love
17. My First Mistake
18. Vanishing Love - Single Version
19. You Don't Have To Go

1. Too Good To Be Forgotten
2. Oh Girl
3. A Letter To Myself
4. The Coldest Days Of My Life (Pt 1)
5. Have You Seen Her
6. A Lonely Man
7. I Like Your Lovin' (Do You Like Mine)
8. 24 Hours Of Sadness
9. My Heart Just Keeps On Breakin’
10. Give It Away
11. Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was
12. I Want To Pay You Back (For Loving Me) - Single Version
13. Homely Girl
14. If I Had A Girl
15. Happy Being Lonely - Single Version
16. Heavenly Body - (The Chi-Lites feat. Gene Record)
17. Me And You - (The Chi-Lites feat. Eugene Record)
18. Hot On A Thing (Called Love) - (The Chi-Lites feat. Eugene Record)
19. Changing For You