//Who Are The 5 Stairsteps?

Who Are The 5 Stairsteps?

Only one way to find out…

Have a listen…

You may first have heard it when you watched ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, which may I say, has an absolutely banging soundtrack.

At that point, you find yourself asking who the blazes are the ‘5-Stairsteps’ and what’s with a name like that?

Well it turns out that the Five Stairsteps are also known as “The First Family of Soul,

This American Chicago soul group comprised Alohe Jean, Clarence Jr., James, Dennis and Kenneth “Keni”.

One Of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

They’re best known for the 1970 song “O-o-h Child“, listed #402 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

O-o-h Child” (written by Stan Vincent), which hit number 14 R&B and number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.

This disc sold over one million copies, and received a gold disc awarded by the R.I.A.A. in August 1970.

The flip side of the single, a cover of Lennon–McCartney‘s “Dear Prudence,” charted at number 49 R&B. The following year, the group resurfaced as The Stairsteps with two charting Buddah singles: “Didn’t It Look So Easy” and “I Love You-Stop.”

The group appeared in the 1970 movie The Isley Brothers Live At Yankee Stadium, a documentary of a benefit concert filmed at the famous home of the New York Yankees featuring The Isley BrothersThe Brooklyn Bridge and various other Buddah Records affiliated artists.

Accolades Aside, Let’s Analyse The Track…

Coming to the track, the brass is pretty infectious, if you’re one of those people who think brass (as rare as it is on modern tracks) is a very cool instrument to play around with.