The UK band Hot Chocolate were regular visitors to the UK Top Ten right through the 1970s. I Believe (In Love) from 1971 is an oh so gentle, wistful song with melodious organ lines and a male voices that caresses the soul, Emma from about 1974 is a passionate dirge that tells the tragic story of Emmaline and So You Win Again was their huge top 5 hit from 1978. My other favourites here include You Sexy Thing, Love Is Life, I'll Put You Together Again and their other massive hit, Every 1's A Winner. The lead singer's smooth warm voice wraps itself perfectly around the synth-based instrumentation and all of the songs are tuneful and memorable. Hot Chocolate were perhaps the UK's premier soul band in the seventies, consistently scoring hits, even during the disco era when they mastered the form in their song Disco Queen. If they weren't a British band, I would have expected them to be on the Stax label! Yes, this music is that good and Hot Chocolate's sound compares well with the best of Motown and Stax/Volt's romantic songs.