Available exclusively in store on Saturday 23rd April 2022. Any/all remaining copies will be on sale online from 8pm on Friday 29th April.




Chi-Sound Records was launched in 1976, by US music industry executive and soul producer Carl Davis. Chi-Sound was originally distributed as a boutique label via United Artists Records, with the first releases coming from Walter Jackson and Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign. However, it was one of the label’s first singles, which has endured the test of time and had a 21st Century resurgence by being the theme tune to the UK Broadcaster/Presenter/DJ, Norman Jay MBE, to open his national BBC Radio show. The Chicago label produced some of the great soul Artists of the late ‘70s and became a new home for the legendary ‘Duke of Earl’, Gene Chandler, whose Disco era classic ‘Get Down’ tore-up the dancefloors around the world. Other notable signings for the Chicago label included The Chi-Lites, Manchild (featuring a young Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds), The Impressions, Sydney Joe Qualls, The Dells and Magnum Force. This is the first Chi-Sounds Records collection in more than 20 years.

Side 1 1. Windy City - Windy City Theme 2:47 2. Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign - Watchin' You, Watchin' Me 3:36 3. Manchild - Red Hot Daddy 3:26 4. Gene Chandler - Get Down 8:18 5. The Impressions - Come To My Party 6:07

Side 2 1. Sydney Joe Qualls - So Sexy 04:06 2. Gene Chandler - When You're #1 9:14 3. The Dells - All About The Paper 5:32 4. Manchild - Taking It To The Streets 4:07

Side 3 1. The Chi-Lites - Hot On A Thing (Called Love) 4:01 2. Magnum Force - A Touch Of Funk [Mono Version] 5:19 3. The Impressions - Fan The Fire 7:17 4. Walter Jackson - Touching In The Dark 4:05 5. Gene Chandler - Does She Have A Friend? 4:18

Side 4 1. Manchild - Especially For You 6:08 2. The Dells - Passionate Breezes 5:36 3. Walter Jackson - It's Cool 4:30 4. Paris - I Choose You 5:53


Label: Demon

Catalogue Number:  DEMREC992