Chicago Gangsters – 1976 – Gangster Love

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An extremely rare funky soul album never released on cd.
A mix of funky tracks, ballads and grooves.
A funky group with great albums in the 70’s but stayed unknown.

This is a @320 vinyl rip of my original Gold Plate record with covers.

Tracks
A1.Gangster Love 2.59
A2. On The Way 4.00
A3. I’m At Your Mercy 4.10
A4. Feel Like Making Love 4.50
B1. Michigan Avenue 5.15
B2. Music For The People Pt.1 3.27
B3. Music For The People Pt.2 2.03
B4. Got A Little Picure 5.27

Despite their name, the Chicago Gangsters were originally from Ohio, consisting of brothers James, Sam, Chris, and Leroy McCant. Their sound ranged from heavy funk and disco to sweet, smooth soul balladry. They adopted the name Chicago Gangsters after catching on with the Gold Plate label, where they worked with prolific songwriter/arranger Richard Evans and a number of Chicago’s top studio musicians. Their debut LP, Blind Over You, was released in 1975 and contained the slamming funk of “Gangster Boogie“, as well as a minor hit cover of “I Choose You“, which Willie Hutch had originally recorded as the love theme to the film The Mack.

The title track of their 1976 sophomore album Gangster Love was another minor hit, and also the first 12″ single their label ever issued. 1977’s “I’m an Outlaw” was their last single for Gold Plate; a year later, they cut “Windy City Boogie” for RCA. Dropping the “Chicago” part of their name, the Gangsters subsequently signed with Heat and recorded a third album, Life Is Not Easy Without You, in 1979. They continued on into the early ’80s before disbanding. “Gangster Boogie” became a massively popular sample item for hip-hoppers and breakbeat aficionados, most prominently appearing on L.L. Cool J’s hit “Mama Said Knock You Out“; their first album was eventually reissued as Gangster Boogie.

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7 Comments
  • DJ Abe
    Posted at 20:54h, 08 May 2008 Reply

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. AWESOME. THANK YOU…..

  • soulboy
    Posted at 01:50h, 22 August 2008 Reply

    very nice album i love the ballads,thnak you.You’re the man.Keep on funkin’

  • Self-science
    Posted at 21:35h, 20 January 2009 Reply

    Thank very much

  • lucas
    Posted at 00:31h, 14 April 2009 Reply

    man i´m from brazil and this album is fantastic thanks

  • Radek
    Posted at 19:40h, 22 October 2009 Reply

    It was only after you posted their excellent first album that I noticed and downloaded this one too. There’s some very good stuff on it too. Thank you very much, Nikos.

  • Dan
    Posted at 18:46h, 03 February 2010 Reply

    Thank you for this one.

  • crazytuner
    Posted at 16:56h, 25 August 2015 Reply

    VERY NICE ALBUM THAKS FOR POSTING

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