MIMS Forgotten Treasures

2012/10/17

Forgotten Treasure: Five Stairsteps “Danger She’s a Stranger” (1967)

The Five Stairsteps we’re the original ‘First Family of Soul’ (before the J5) and literally grew up through the Chicago Soul tradition. Danger! She’s a Stranger features mature harmonies from a group of tweens and the song itself is a risky attempt at hovering between melancholic and joyful tones.

The intro sends chills down my spine everytime I play it and it’s one of those records that you keep your finger near the needle to repeat it at least once. No surprise it was sampled by Outkast for ‘2 dope boys and a Cadillac’. A deep soul track that sounds great on 45, but is worth catching on LP for more great arragements.

Five Stairsteps – Danger She’s a Stranger

 

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About the Author

DJ Asma
A Montreal native with West-African roots, Antoine started developping a love for records when his father passed his collection of French, African, Caribbean and Brasilian classics onto him. Ever since, the collector turned selector has spent countless hours in musky basements both here and abroad (Dakar,Lima,Paris,Quito,Rio) in the neverending search for the perfect beat!