A Lonely Man

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A Lonely Man
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1972
GenreR&B, soul
ProducerEugene Record
The Chi-Lites chronology
(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
A Lonely Man
Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB[2]

A Lonely Man is the fourth studio album by American soul group The Chi-Lites, produced and largely written by lead singer Eugene Record. The album was released in 1972 on the Brunswick label.


A Lonely Man includes The Chi-Lites most successful single "Oh Girl", which topped both the pop and R&B charts and peaked at No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart, the eight and a half-minute epic "The Coldest Days of My Life" and a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". A Lonely Man was The Chi-Lites' most successful album, topping the R&B chart and peaking at No. 5 on the pop chart. It is frequently cited as the group's best recording. AllMusic reviewer Craig Lytle describes the album as "flawless" and "exquisite".[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Oh Girl"Eugene Record3:48
2."Living in the Footsteps of Another Man"Samuel Garner, James Smith2:57
3."Love Is"Eugene Record4:41
4."Being in Love"Eugene Record, Barbara Acklin3:56
5."A Lonely Man"Eugene Record, J. Edward Haycraft6:23
Side two
6."The Man & the Woman (The Boy & the Girl)"Eugene Record4:02
7."Ain't Too Much of Nothin'"Eugene Record3:31
8."Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)"Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr.5:06
9."The Coldest Days of My Life"Eugene Record, Carl Davis8:30



Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 5
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1


Year Single Peak chart positions

1972 "Oh Girl" 1 1
"The Coldest Days of My Life (Part 1)" 47 8
"A Lonely Man" 57 25
"The Man & the Woman (The Boy & the Girl)"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lytle, Craig. A Lonely Man review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "A Lonely Man review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  3. ^ a b c "US Charts > The Chi-Lites". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-31.

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