Song of the Day: Light Touch Band “Chi.Ca.Go (It’s My Chicago)”

Light Touch Band

I’m not from Chicago, but that doesn’t stop me from loving this Chi City theme song.  A forgotten gem from 1982 that fuses disco, funk and R&B with the flavor of 70’s spoken word rap. According to my amateur sleuthing on the internet, the Light Touch Band put out only one record containing two songs “Chi.Ca.Go” and “Sexy Lady.” Both are solid dance floor killers. Fetching huge sums on Discogs this is not a record you are likely to hear a vinyl DJ playing anytime soon but fortunately the disco fiend DJ KON has captured the undiluted essence of this track for his stripped down edit Windy City Chicago, available on vinyl and digitally from the Stockholm, Sweden-based Basic Fingers label.

The Light Touch Band original:

The DJ KON Edit:

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