THIS is a short note to SFM presenter, Tinashe Chikuse, who said the song Have You Seen Her was originally sung by The Manhattans.
In fact the song, sung by the group The Chi-lites, and penned by Eugene Record, the group’s lead vocalist, reached the number three spot
on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971.
MC Hammer did a cover version of it in 1990.
“Marshall and the Chi-lites” were originally the Hi-lites when they were formed by the Chanteurs, together with Marshall Thompson and Creadel “Red” Jones. They later shortened it to The Chi-lites because of their hometown, Chicago roots.
Eugene Record died on Friday, July 22, 2005.