Cheese, Jun 3, 2010. Great Unsung Bassist: Keni Burke Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Dr. Cheese ... Changes by Keni Burke. 4.6 out of 5 stars 123. Jerry Oz. I interviewed Mr. Burke in late June for a New City magazine article celebrating the 50th anniversary of the group’s biggest hit, “O-o-h Child.” View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Articles Senior Member Join Date Feb 2012 Posts 22,286. View on PRX Exchange. Find The Five Stairsteps discography, albums and singles on AllMusic Sam & Dave - Not as "Unsung" as the rest, but there had been episodes each for Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. 4.7 out of 5 stars 322. He would have turned 91 on July 17. La-La Means I Love You The Delfonics. I know that 43 minutes is not enough time to tell the entire story of a band, but I love "Unsung". Company PRX About Us Blog Donate Support Help Status Terms Privacy Projects Radiotopia Matter Ventures Matter Ventures The Five Stairsteps Johnny Gill Guy/Teddy Riley/BLACKstreet/the Hall Brothers/Dave Hollister Heavy D & The Boyz Hi Five Intro Jermaine Jackson Cheryl Lynn The Mary Jane Girls Stephanie Mills (even though she says she won’t do it…) Meshell Ndegeocello Pebbles Ready For The World Rufus The S.O.S. Clarence Burke Jr., who died on May 26 at age 64 in Marietta, Ga., was the lead singer, guitar player, sometime songwriter, and choreographer of the Five Stairsteps, four brothers and a sister from Chicago who got their name because their mother said that when the siblings stood together, they looked like stairs. [Edited 6/8/11 11:45am] I … nWo : bboy87 - Timmy84 - LittleBlueCorvette - MuthaFunka - phunkdaddy - … Clarence Burke Jr. (pictured), the lead singer, choreographer, and guitarist of the very popular ’70s soul group The Five Stairsteps, recently passed away from undisclosed causes at age 62, a… 03-05-2013, 11:06 AM #9. Five Stairsteps It looks like they're gonna only do shows on artists that had a meteoric/brief taste of fame but then fell on hard times. Clarence Burke, Sr., the beloved patriarch of Chicago’s Five Stairsteps soul and rock group died on July 16, following a seizure in an Atlanta area hospital. I'm still awaiting episodes on The Sylvers and The Five Stairsteps! A remastered collection from one of Motown’s unsung heroes. Ultimate Collection The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps The Five Stairsteps. $8.99. Last I heard, the Stairsteps did not want to do Unsung. Plus, I wanna hear Sam Moore's story on Atlantic's hold on them over Stax, 1968, and beyond. The Five Stairsteps were "The First Family of Soul" -- a title bestowed upon the Chicago-based teenaged group in part because of their astounding five-year run of hits, which included the million-selling "O-o-h Child" and eight other singles that, from 1966 through 1970, reached the Top 20 of Billboard's R&B chart. the Five Stairsteps True, but I'm still perplexed as to why artists and groups like George Clinton, The O'Jays and Teddy Pendergrass got episodes, while there are other artists and groups that deserve them way, way, way more. Jun 3, 2010 #1. $9.99. Keni Burke was an early discipile of Larry Graham and played with The Five Stairsteps (OH Child) and The Invisible Man's Band.