Barbara Acklin and Eugene Record had dual careers as artists and songwriters. Acklin was a solo artist who had her biggest hit in 1968 with "Love Makes A Woman" (#15 US), which Record co-wrote. Record fronted The Chi-Lites and wrote most of their hits, including "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
" and "Oh Girl
." As a team, Acklin and Record's compositions include "Two Little Kids" for Peaches & Herb and several other Chi-Lites tracks, including "Stoned Out Of My Mind" and "We Are Neighbors."
They wrote the first version of the song years earlier, but thought it was too long to record. When Isaac Hayes released Hot Buttered Soul
, which included an 18-minute song, they saw the song's potential and decided to record it for The Chi-Lites third album, since they had some room. The track clocks in at 5:08 and was the last song recorded for the set.