The Five Stairsteps have been called "The First Family Of Soul." The Chicago born soul group is best known for their 1970 song O-o-h Child. The band was made up of the Burke family, four teenage brothers and their sister, and was managed by their police officer father who stood-in on base. After winning a talent contest in they we signed to Curtis Mayfield's Windy City label, and they released many hits with Mayfield before they separated in 1970. Their new producer Stan Vincent supplied the group with their signature O-o-h Child - he had written it for his son. The song has been covered and sampled dozens of times and is on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.
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