Five Stairsteps

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The Five Stairsteps, known as "The First Family of Soul", were an American Chicago soul group made up of five of Betty and Clarence Burke Sr.'s six children: Alohe Jean, Clarence Jr., James, Dennis, and Kenneth "Keni", and briefly, Cubie. They are best known for the 1970 song "O-o-h Child", listed #392 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Love's Happening The Five Stairsteps & Cubie 1
1970 Stairsteps The Five Stairsteps 1
1970 Step by Step by Step Five Stairsteps 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The First Family of Soul: The Best of the Five Stairsteps The Five Stairsteps 2
Greatest Hits The Five Stairsteps 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Danger, She's a Stranger / Behind Curtains The Five Stairsteps 1
1969 We Must Be in Love / Little Young Lover The Five Stairsteps & Cubie 1
1970 O-o-h Child / Dear Prudence The Five Stairsteps 1
1975 O-o-h Child / Because I Love You The Five Stairsteps 1

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