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Thank you for visiting the Chi-Lites Official website. Whilst there is a wealth of information elsewhere on the Web, this site will have the latest information pertaining to Chicago's favorite Soul/funk icons.

Enjoy your visit and any comments you have may be e-mailed directly to Marshall via the Contacts page, Marshall will answer them personally. Want to speak to Marshall personally ? Ring his direct line +001 (708)515-1716.

The Chi-Lites, what can I say!! Over the years they have been sampled by the biggest names in the business even Beyonce & Jay Z ...The Chi-Lites are amongst the names from the past and present in what they do including the legendary Jackie Wilson, The Temptations, Four Tops. Marshall Thompson is the only surviving member of the incredible Chi-Lites, he's the man with the plan from 1959 to now to hold the show together and "Boy he does" a fantastic showman with the fortitude, resilience, charisma for the entertainment industry. He is one of a kind!! I'm so proud of you and what you have achieved. Your dear friend Brownie x ........................................ My Man, Marshall Thompson. I was introduced to Marshall & the Chi-Lites by one of the greatest promo men ever, Mr. Melvin Moore, way back in 1971 when I was the afternoon drive Jock on WANT 990AM Radio in Richmond. I took a liken to both of them and I became the best of friends with Marshall Thompson and the Chi-Lites. The Chi-Lites records were always played in Richmond, Va. If The Chi-Lites were on a show within 250 miles of Richmond, I was there to hang out with them. Our friendship went beyond radio & records. Even when the Chi-Lites were gong through a dry spell Marshall and I still stayed in touch. Now that am retired from a long career in radio, Marshall and I are still the best of friends. My man, Marshall Thompson, the last man standing of the Chi-Lites and one of the greatest friends I've ever had. Keep on setting the pace in the music race, Marshall! Kirby Carmichael .............................................Marshall Thompson! He is the rock, has kept the group on solid ground since day one. I have never seen a person work so hard for the group. He has all the qualities of a entertainment genius.He carrys his stage personality with him 24 hours a day. Everybody loves him, so humble and down to earth super star. We will always love him. Eddie Thomas and Verlene Thomas.....................................Given the history of Marshall Thompson, who is considered by many as 'Mr. Chi-lite' himself, the late Justice R. Eugene Pincham and I, were more than privileged many years ago to become acquainted. Marshall and the famous Chi-lites, would often visited the Judge Pincham's Chicago courtroom in effort to be of encouragement to the youth who were sentenced to the noted Probation Challenge program conducted under my auspices. While there, youth were ecstatic and most time in disbelief that persons of such grand status could relate and be touched - The Chi-lites could. Now, for many years, The Chi-lites take time out of their busy travels and give back to the community through the annual Probation Challenge program, via their talents. A broad-community of people love not only the Chi-lites and their splendid talents - but the way Marshall Thompson thinks! Rev. Harold E. Bailey, founder and president of Probation Challenge, Inc.

The Book

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Sound Check: Marshall Thompson of The Chi-Lites: The Last Man Standing

Listen to Marshall with Kirby Carmichael on Kiss 96.3 (Dropbox)

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The latest CD from Marshall Thompson
Available on i-Tunes

Hot On A Thing (Called Love)

Check out this Line Dance version

Hot On A Thing (Called Love)

Hot On A Thing

Chi-Lites music available for download from CDBABY and i-Tunes

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