The Five Stairsteps The First Family of Soul: The Best of the Five Stairsteps (Remastered)

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.

Tracks:

  • 1.You Waited Too Long
  • 2.Danger! She's a Stranger
  • 3.Come Back
  • 4.Playgirl's Love
  • 5.World of Fantasy
  • 6.Oooh, Baby Baby
  • 7.Don't Waste Your Time
  • 8.You Don't Love Me
  • 9.Behind Curtains
  • 10.The Girl I Love
  • 11.Ain't Gonna Rest (Till I Get You)
  • 12.The Touch of You
  • 13.Something's Missing
  • 14.Don't Change Your Love
  • 15.Baby Make Me Feel So Good
  • 16.We Must Be in Love
  • 17.O-O-H Child

Product Description:

Includes booklet with rare photos and memorabilia.
The Five Stairsteps includes: Keni Burke, Clarence Burke, Jr., Cubie Burke, Alohe Burke, James Burke.
Producers include: Curtis Mayfield, Clarence Burke, Jr., Stan Vincent.
Compilation producer: Rob Santos.
Recorded between 1966 and 1970. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Though fans of the Jackson 5 or the Staple Singers would love arguing the claim of the title, the Five Stairsteps recorded some solid Windy City soul during the late '60s and early '70s, just a small step below the level of the Chi-Lites or the Impressions (whose Curtis Mayfield signed the group to his Windy C label and produced much of their material). Since their only well-known hit, "O-o-h Child," was also one of their last, it's appropriately relegated to the end of this collection, though neophytes may find it a difficult chore waiting 16 tracks to get to it. Easing the way are a pair of early Mayfield gems -- "You Waited Too Long" and "Danger! She's a Stranger" -- both superb examples of yearning, baroque soul. "Playgirl's Love" would've been a perfect fit on an Impressions LP, while a cover of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' "Ooo Baby Baby" proved a splendid choice of material. Though hit-seekers may prefer the Greatest Hits or Encore Collection sets, fans of the breezy Chicago sound or smooth supper-club soul will find much on this Buddha compilation to love. ~ John Bush

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Rating 4.5 THE FANTASTIC 5 STAIRSTEPS Music Lover: from BRONX, NY US -- August, 6, 2014

BUBBLEGUM SOUL STARTED WITH THE 5 STAIRSTEPS! THIS GROUP BEGAN A WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH CURTIS MAYFIELD AND THEN BRANCHED ON THEIR OWN! THEIR EARLY YEARS WERE THEIR BEST WITH SONGS LIKE WORLD OF FANTASY,YOU WAITED TOO LONG, AND MY FAVORITE YOU DONT LOVE ME! BASICALLY, ALL THE SONGS ARE PLEASANT AND MAKES YOU WONDER ON WHY CANT MUSIC SOUND LIKE THIS ANYMORE! GIVE ME THE 5 STAIRSTEPS OVER BRUNO MARS ANYTIME ANYWHERE AND ANY YEAR! THE 5 STAIRSTEPS ARE THAT GOOD!


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  • UPC: 886972375724
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