Monday, September 12, 2011

"O-o-h Child" by the Five Stairsteps.

OK, more 70's one-hit wonders: This Chicago-based Burke family quintet was self-dubbed "The First Family Of Soul". They got their name from the way they looked when they stood in line by age. Their only major hit (#8 Pop, #14 R&B) came in '70 with a Stan Vincent composition. An uplifting tune of comfort, hope and optimism during times of adversity. Has been extensively covered and is ranked #392 among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Group? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "I'm Down" by The Beatles. One of the most frenetic Beatles tunes. A staple on the tableside jukeboxes at Mastro's Pizza Palace. Amazing that they recorded those three songs in one day!

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