Toby (album)

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Toby
Chilitestoby.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1974
GenreR&B, soul
Length44:32
LabelBrunswick
ProducerEugene Record
The Chi-Lites chronology
Chi-Lites
(1973)
Toby
(1974)
Half a Love
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Toby is the seventh studio album by American soul group The Chi-Lites, produced by lead singer Eugene Record. The album was released in 1974 on the Brunswick label.

History[edit]

By 1974, Brunswick had started to struggle financially so Toby was less heavily-promoted than the group's previous albums and fared less well commercially. It was the first Chi-Lites album since 1970 to stall outside the R&B top 10 (peaking at #12) and to miss the top 100 on the Pop listings. Three singles from the album were top 20 R&B hits. In the UK however, where the Chi-Lites had previously established themselves as a successful singles group, none of the issued singles made any impact on the national chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Toby"Eugene Record, Barbara Acklin3:44
2."You Got to Be the One"Eugene Record, Marshall Arrington3:54
3."The Sound of Lonely"Eugene Record, Stan McKenney5:01
4."The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face)"Chesley McCaull5:26
5."There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated at the Conference Table)"Eugene Record5:12
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."That's How Long"Archie Powell, Tony Boyd5:03
7."Happiness Is Your Middle Name"Eugene Record3:33
8."I Lied"Eugene Record5:40
9."I Like to Live the Love (That I Sing About)"Dave Crawford, Charles Mann4:00
10."Gettin' on Outta Town"Eugene Record, Sandra Drayton2:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
[2]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 181
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 12
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
1974 "There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated at the Conference Table)" 63 8
"You Got to Be the One" 83 15
"Toby" 78 7
"That's How Long"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. Toby review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  2. ^ a b c "US Charts > The Chi-Lites". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-31.

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