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


Download links and information about The First Family of Soul: The Best of the Five Stairsteps (Remastered) by The Five Stairsteps. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 46:28 minutes.

Artist: The Five Stairsteps
Release date: 2001
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 17
Duration: 46:28
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No. Title Length
1. You Waited Too Long 2:53
2. Danger! She's a Stranger 2:48
3. Come Back 2:54
4. Playgirl's Love 2:12
5. World of Fantasy 3:04
6. Ooh Baby Baby 2:31
7. Don't Waste Your Time 2:19
8. You Don't Love Me 2:32
9. Behind Curtains 2:51
10. The Girl I Love 2:16
11. Ain't Gonna Rest (Till I Get You) 2:37
12. The Touch of You 2:42
13. Something's Missing (featuring Cubie Burke) 2:49
14. Don't Change Your Love (featuring Cubie Burke) 2:48
15. Baby Make Me Feel So Good (featuring Cubie Burke) 2:45
16. We Must Be In Love (featuring Cubie Burke) 3:10
17. O-O-H Child 3:17



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.