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Make Me Smile

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
mild rhythmic syncopation
acoustic rhythm piano
demanding instrumental part writing
a busy horn section
minor key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
an emotional male lead vocal performance
romantic lyrics
vocal harmonies
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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Hadn't heard this in a while...grea t , great song! Made me happy to hear this. Make Me Smile.
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Make me smile and love this song
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Great arrangement. Sounds longer than it really is. Miles Davis would be really proud.
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Terry had that soulful voice when Chicago lose him that was the heart of the band the best ever..
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All the older Chicago was great
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Ok everyone! say "CHEESE"!!!! ! Ha! I just made you smile!
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mpruett73
The city of Chicago came first, then the band from the south side Irish Yankee now, living in the south!
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A great friend, who understands. . . m y tears--is more valuable; than a lot of friends...wh o only knows; my smile !
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This song definitely lifts the spirits amazing
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My first favorite Chicago song of many. Another was Wishing You Were Here.
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I once heard on KQRS-FM out of Minneapolis and extended version of Make Me Smile that was not the extended version from the Ballet for a Girl From Buchannon of the Chicago II album. It had an extended guitar solo that was great. A bunch of internet searching has not identified the extended guitar solo version. If anyone can shed some light on the version with the extended guitar solo, it would be appreciated.
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This is such an amazing band. Everything they do amazes me and I mean everything. I own all of there albums plus there bonus box set
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The four minute version was actually a 2002 compilation edit.
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innocentbyst a n d e r 2 0 0 4
This is the single version, the amazing guitar solo was removed. Boooo.
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Chicago’s sound has a nice mix of jazz fusion, blues, and hard rock. This song was originally a long play form inside a suite of songs called “Ballet for a Girl from Buchannon” on the group’s second album. For radio play, the time was cut down, and re-titled “Make Me Smile,” and ended up in the top ten in the spring of 1970.
The original horn sound fronting the band led the “Chicago” sound, while other well known groups emulated the nitch genre: Blood Sweat & Tears, and the Buckingham’s .
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Just to think that Chicago's goal was to be as popular as another great Chicago band the Buckinghams. I think they accomplished that!
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gingerpike
Great song! One of their best!!!
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ktseeman
An all-time favorite that is, thankfully, NOT over-played.
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An incredible lead vocal performance from the late great Terry Kath. Listen to how he soars from the beginning to end of each verse. Wow!!
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kellied
The ultimate feel good song!
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a band so great...they named a city after it.
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britcom_diva
One of my favorite "feel good" songs. Thanks for the great music, Jimmy!
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Play the whole song,Please.
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dmaxbiz
Ballet for a girl in Buchanan is a high-water mark in music, and my adolescence. Rock on, and RIP the great Chicago.
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Make me Smile is a great song off of II but CTA the very first is by far there best like the songs Poem 58, INTRODUCTION , Beginnings and Does Anybody Really Know WHat Time It Is?

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