We have the pleasure of introducing the debut by the Chicago Gangsters, “I Choose You” on the Gold Plate label. This was also issued as “Blind Over You”, possibly re-named to capitalise on the minor success of ‘I Choose You’ on the Billboard Black Music Charts (utilising the same cover model as their sophomore set). Either way, we have a choice delicacy that will please sweet soul and funk lovers alike. Of course, ‘Gangster Boogie’ has been lifted for several samples on the hip-hop scene, but this is certainly no one track wonder. The quartet followed up this goodie with the similarly styled “Gangster Love” delivering once again a shrewd mixture of ballads and funk numbers, which can be found here. Their final release as simply The Gangsters was released in 1979 on Heat, “Life Is Not Easy”.