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Monday, April 12, 2010

THE CHI-LITES - 24 HOURS OF SADNESS


Sometimes it surprises me that I haven't featured more of the Chi-Lites on this blog.

Thanks to David Marsh's mostly excellent 1000 best 45's book, I was hipped to the Chi-Lites in my teen years, and thanks to that book and Sunday "dusties" radio in Chicago I learned that the Chi-Lites were perhaps the greatest soul group of the early 70's, releasing a string of brilliant singles featuring the incredible writing of group leader Eugene Record.

Although this was around the time bass player extraordinaire Bernard Reed left the Brunswick family (the genius bassist best known for the Soulful Strut/ Am I The Same Girl track, it sure sounds like him playing on this beautiful track.

from 1970...

THE CHI-LITES - 24 HOURS OF SADNESS

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stuff. Thank you. Astonishingly underrated, still, those Chi-Lites!

JA Cumbo said...

For a song about a day of sadness, it sounds rather uptempo. :-) For some reason I was expecting a song along the same lines of Have You Seen Her.

Jem said...

Sweet! Great cut. Thank you!

The Chi Lites Son Darren said...

For a week now, the crescent-shaped concrete bench beside the illuminated bronze globe on the City Hall lawn has been unoccupied.

As anyone who drives by City Hall from time to time knows, a man had been living on that bench for about two years encircled by a growing stable of shopping carts. ..RSS
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Comment by Chi Lites on November 4, 2010 at 10:41am Jones became the municipal symbol of homelessness.

June 07, 1990|DOUG SMITH
By what we are told was a happy partnership of providence, charity and good diplomacy, Glendale has been relieved of a prominent civic blight.

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It simply wasn't appropriate. For a civic center where a great deal of city business is conducted, it wasn't appropriate to have six shopping carts lined up."

Ramsay said the matter took so long to resolve, despite complaints from the public, because the city chose not to use legal tools to force Jones out. For example, Glendale police did not cite him for illegal possession of shopping carts.


For the Salvation Army, which plays a role in helping Glendale's homeless, Jones' resettlement provided a reason to rejoice. Representatives have been talking to Jones since 1986 but were never able to persuade him to accept help, said Lt. Kenneth Hodder, commander of the Glendale unit.

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After meeting with Mayor Larry Zarian, Jones agreed to move into a low-rent motel temporarily, then into an apartment.

Working with the city, the Salvation Army promised to pay the apartment deposits that Jones said he could not afford.

For city officials, the relocation of Jones and his shopping carts eliminated an unsightly reminder of Glendale's homeless problem and reopened a parklike rest stop beside the government offices.

"We were trying to be tolerant, but we recognized we were going to have to confront the situation," City Manager David H. Ramsay said. "For a while, it was one or two carts and then it was six carts.

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June 07, 1990|DOUG SMITH
By what we are told was a happy partnership of providence, charity and good diplomacy, Glendale has been relieved of a prominent civic blight.

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Oprah has failed to respond but her producers said that she does not have concerns to this story are black pioneers that die from exploitation and legacy and revenue embezzlement.

For a week now, the crescent-shaped concrete bench beside the illuminated bronze globe on the City Hall lawn has been unoccupied. As anyone who drives by City Hall from time to time


knows, a man had been living on that bench for about two years encircled by a growing stable of shopping carts.

Should Oprah Winfery Help Musicians Like The Chi Lites Family?

Jones became the municipal symbol of homelessness.




June 07, 1990|DOUG SMITH
By what we are told was a happy partnership of providence, charity and good diplomacy, Glendale has been relieved of a prominent civic blight.


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And Call 1 866 677 2496 To Send Your Thoughts To Oprah Winfery Dial 1 For Oprah 2 Gale King

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2-Year Resident of Bench at City Hall Finds Homeand community leaders

May 31, 1990|PHIL SNEIDERMAN | TIMES STAFF WRITER



Politicians
expressed relief last week when Creadel A. Jones pulled his suitcases out of six shopping carts and agreed to leave his bench in front of Glendale City Hall and move indoors.

For the past two years, Jones, a 50-year-old homeless man who says he once sang backup in a popular soul group, has lived on a concrete bench beneath shady trees at the southwest corner of the

City Hall lawn. He has rarely spoken to passers-by while barricading himself behind a growing collection of shopping carts containing his possessions.

Glendale officials have been reluctant to force Jones out, citing humanitarian reasons as well as concerns that evicting a homeless man from City Hall could create bad publicity.


The bench that Jones called home is part of a veterans monument and, last week, as Memorial Day approached, city officials and a

Salvation Army officer persuaded Jones to move, at least during the ceremonies.

When Jones agreed, city officials saw an opportunity for a long-term solution and seized it.