Saturday, October 22, 2011

70s Saturday: "O-o-h Child"

In the mood for some defiant optimism today. The thing I love about this totally lip-synced performance is that the lead guitarist hits every lick like his axe was plugged in. Way to sell it.

The Five Stairsteps were the Burke family from Chicago, their story very similar to the story of the Jackson 5, with Dad managing the family band. Dubbed the "First Family of Soul", they were big on the R & B charts in the late 60s, and finally cracked the Billboard Top Ten with "O-o-h Child" in 1970. It would be the band's only single to do so.

It's like comfort food for the ears. And the soul. Enjoy.