A report on Five Stairsteps

The Five Stairsteps in 1966
The Five Stairsteps in 1966

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.

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The Five Stairsteps in 1966

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Burke at the National R&B Music Society Awards Ceremony in 2022

Keni Burke

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Burke at the National R&B Music Society Awards Ceremony in 2022

Kenneth M. "Keni" Burke (born September 28, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist who began his career with four siblings in the 1970s band the Five Stairsteps.

O-o-h Child

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"O-o-h Child" is a 1970 single, written by Stan Vincent, recorded by Chicago soul family group the Five Stairsteps and released on the Buddah label.

Buddah Records

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American record label founded in 1967 in New York City.

American record label founded in 1967 in New York City.

Reissue logo for Buddha Records

Bogart quickly enlisted Cameo-Parkway producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffry Katz, the Ohio Express (a band signed to Kasenetz's and Katz's Super K Productions firm), and ex-Cameo artists the Five Stairsteps into the new label.

Dark Horse Records' original logo

Dark Horse Records

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Record label founded by former Beatle George Harrison in 1974.

Record label founded by former Beatle George Harrison in 1974.

Dark Horse Records' original logo
First trade ad for Dark Horse Records, August 1974

Attitudes, Stairsteps and Keni Burke were among the other artists who recorded for Dark Horse, although it increasingly became a vehicle for Harrison's solo releases once Warner's had taken over distribution.

Changes (Keni Burke album)

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Changes is the third solo album by former Five Stairsteps member Keni Burke.

Risin' to the Top

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"Risin' to the Top" is a song by former Five Stairsteps member Keni Burke.

Mayfield performing for Dutch television in 1972

Curtis Mayfield

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American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music.

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music.

Mayfield performing for Dutch television in 1972

Curtom released many of Mayfield's 1970s records, as well as records by the Impressions, Leroy Hutson, the Five Stairsteps, the Staples Singers, Mavis Staples, Linda Clifford, Natural Four, The Notations and Baby Huey and the Babysitters.

Cameo-Parkway Records

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The parent company of Cameo Records and Parkway Records, which were major American Philadelphia-based record labels from 1956 and 1958 (for Parkway) to 1967.

The parent company of Cameo Records and Parkway Records, which were major American Philadelphia-based record labels from 1956 and 1958 (for Parkway) to 1967.

Windy C: Owned by Curtis Mayfield, eight singles and one album were released on this label, mostly by the Five Stairsteps

Harrison at the White House in December 1974

George Harrison

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English musician and singer-songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

English musician and singer-songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Harrison at the White House in December 1974
Harrison's place of birth and first home – 12 Arnold Grove
Harrison at a Beatles press conference in Amsterdam in 1964
Harrison (left) and Ringo Starr (right) performing at the King's Hall in Belfast, 1964
The Beatles in 1967
Trade ad for Wonderwall Music
Trade ad for Harrison's "Bangla Desh" single
Harrison leaving the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, and signing an album for a fan, February 1977
Harrison and Eric Clapton performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at the 1987 Prince's Trust Concert in London
The entrance and gatehouse at Harrison's Friar Park estate. In December 1999, he and his wife Olivia were the victims of a knife attack by an intruder.
Harrison's burgundy Les Paul
Ravi Shankar, who taught Harrison the sitar (taken in 1969)
Harrison's Harptone L-6 acoustic guitar, which he played at the Concert for Bangladesh
George Harrison sculpture in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Harrison, with Hare Krishna devotees Shyamasundar Das and Mukunda Goswami, in Vrindavan, India, in 1996
Harrison and Pattie Boyd lived in Kinfauns in Surrey from 1964 to 1970
Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr on arrival in New York City at the height of Beatlemania, February 1964
Close-up of Harrison from the Beatles statue at Pier Head, Liverpool
"George Harrison" Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

Other artists signed by Dark Horse include Attitudes, Henry McCullough, Jiva and Stairsteps.

A Million to One

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Song written by Phil Medley and first recorded by Jimmy Charles and the Revellettes.

Song written by Phil Medley and first recorded by Jimmy Charles and the Revellettes.

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