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Keni Burke - Risin
Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top
Published: 2008/12/13
Channel: Shaftlaft
Keni Burke - Rising To The Top (12" Version)
Keni Burke - Rising To The Top (12" Version)
Published: 2010/12/12
Channel: FUNKNATION
Keni Burke   Hang Tight
Keni Burke Hang Tight
Published: 2011/11/11
Channel: SoulLegendsRadio
Keni Burke - Keep on Singing
Keni Burke - Keep on Singing
Published: 2008/07/18
Channel: hamishblues
KENI BURKE - Hang tight (1982)
KENI BURKE - Hang tight (1982)
Published: 2013/01/03
Channel: Cyril Moreno
KENI  BURKE  RISING  TO  THE  TOP@INDIGO2  16  09 11
KENI BURKE RISING TO THE TOP@INDIGO2 16 09 11
Published: 2011/09/17
Channel: galaxy558
Keni Burke Indigenous Love
Keni Burke Indigenous Love
Published: 2012/12/17
Channel: DiaphanousDelight
Keni Burke - London 2010
Keni Burke - London 2010
Published: 2010/10/10
Channel: Funkephil
Soulmessenger TV - Episode 1 - Keni Burke & Ralph Tee
Soulmessenger TV - Episode 1 - Keni Burke & Ralph Tee
Published: 2012/07/11
Channel: djexceedmusic
Keni Burke Let Somebody Love You
Keni Burke Let Somebody Love You
Published: 2009/11/08
Channel: Neilok
Keni Burke - All Night  (long album version) HQsound
Keni Burke - All Night (long album version) HQsound
Published: 2014/06/20
Channel: RBsound Holland
keni Burke  -  Risin
keni Burke - Risin' To The Top (Original 1982)
Published: 2009/05/08
Channel: RootsDaughter41926
Keni Burke - You
Keni Burke - You're the best
Published: 2008/01/03
Channel: druckman
Keni Burke - Stay Close To Me
Keni Burke - Stay Close To Me
Published: 2007/12/11
Channel: IanLevine
Keni Burke - Day
Keni Burke - Day
Published: 2017/03/10
Channel: sweetsoulmania1976
Keni Burke - Never Stop Loving Me (1981)
Keni Burke - Never Stop Loving Me (1981)
Published: 2011/04/26
Channel: MrJanoRah
smooth jazz - keni burke - cant get enough
smooth jazz - keni burke - cant get enough
Published: 2007/09/28
Channel: smoothjazzz
Keni Burke = Tell Me You Want My love
Keni Burke = Tell Me You Want My love
Published: 2015/03/06
Channel: Family Old School Music
Risin
Risin' To The Top (with lyrics), Keni Burke [HD]
Published: 2012/05/20
Channel: prettybrowneyesqq
Keni Burke - I Need Your Love (Nothin But Love) HD
Keni Burke - I Need Your Love (Nothin But Love) HD
Published: 2015/12/26
Channel: Steff Ben
Keni Burke - Mary Jane Girls - Risin
Keni Burke - Mary Jane Girls - Risin' To The Top All Night Long (Dj Cole)
Published: 2013/12/24
Channel: DjCole100
Kenni Burke - Indigenous Love
Kenni Burke - Indigenous Love
Published: 2009/10/16
Channel: Buck Country Pub Restaurant
Keni Burke - Risin
Keni Burke - Risin' to the top - Live in London 2010
Published: 2010/10/10
Channel: Dominic McLeman
Keni Burke - So Real
Keni Burke - So Real
Published: 2015/04/06
Channel: Pat ANGULO
Keni Burke - Hang Tight (Extended Rework Hold Tight w/ Hunter Edit) [1982 HQ]
Keni Burke - Hang Tight (Extended Rework Hold Tight w/ Hunter Edit) [1982 HQ]
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: Funky Beat Addiction Tv
Keni Burke   Who Do You Love
Keni Burke Who Do You Love
Published: 2011/06/27
Channel: Malcolm Walkes
Keni Burke - Risin
Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top (Dj "S" Bootleg Bonus Beat Extended Re-Mix)
Published: 2013/07/10
Channel: Dj S TV
Keni Burke - Indigenous Love [Nothin But Love]
Keni Burke - Indigenous Love [Nothin But Love]
Published: 2015/02/02
Channel: Natalie Nicole
Keni Burke It
Keni Burke It's Alright
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: Groove Funky
Keni Burke - So Real
Keni Burke - So Real
Published: 2013/04/19
Channel: nljgi1
Bass Guitar Riffs:  Keni Burke--Risin
Bass Guitar Riffs: Keni Burke--Risin' to the Top
Published: 2009/07/21
Channel: Richard Tetta
Keni Burke - Rising to the Top
Keni Burke - Rising to the Top
Published: 2011/02/20
Channel: Andrew Farquhar
Kenny Burke  - risin
Kenny Burke - risin' to the top 1982 (Virus Mix)
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: TT V-rus 1138
Keni Burke - Risin
Keni Burke - Risin' to the top (instrumental + vocal)
Published: 2013/12/28
Channel: Alieno👽
Keni Burke Let Somebody Love You
Keni Burke Let Somebody Love You
Published: 2009/08/27
Channel: SOULBISCUITS
KENI BURKE   RISIN TO THE TOP
KENI BURKE RISIN TO THE TOP
Published: 2015/01/01
Channel: TheRAREGROOVEMAN
KENI BURKE - Risin
KENI BURKE - Risin' to the top (1982)
Published: 2013/01/03
Channel: Cyril Moreno
Keni Burke - Keep Rising To The Top
Keni Burke - Keep Rising To The Top
Published: 2010/08/30
Channel: HOT 92.3
Risin
Risin' to the Top - Keni Burke (G.Benson Night Touch)
Published: 2015/07/11
Channel: Darren Hunt
Keni Burke - rising`to the Top (Legendary classic Mix)
Keni Burke - rising`to the Top (Legendary classic Mix)
Published: 2008/12/22
Channel: derbigmick
Keni Burke - Hang Tight
Keni Burke - Hang Tight
Published: 2011/09/17
Channel: Shaun Mattison
KENI BURKE - Let Somebody Love You (Remix) (DJ
KENI BURKE - Let Somebody Love You (Remix) (DJ' PYL Mix)© (1981)
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: DJ' PYL - Funk Disco Soul Groove
Keni Burke - Risin
Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top - EXTENDED MIX
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: AhhhhhSoul
Keni Burke - Let Somebody Love You
Keni Burke - Let Somebody Love You
Published: 2011/02/20
Channel: Andrew Farquhar
Keni Burke - Let somebody love you - Live in London - October 2010
Keni Burke - Let somebody love you - Live in London - October 2010
Published: 2010/10/10
Channel: Dominic McLeman
Keni Burke - You
Keni Burke - You're The Best (1981)
Published: 2014/09/01
Channel: François FUNK
Keni Burke "Risin
Keni Burke "Risin' To The Top" - Band On The Wall, Manchester, 19th February 2011
Published: 2011/02/20
Channel: digipix76
Baltic Soul Weekender #5 - Keni Burke - Rising to the Top Live
Baltic Soul Weekender #5 - Keni Burke - Rising to the Top Live
Published: 2015/12/09
Channel: BalticSoulWeekender
KENI BURKE - One Minute More - 1982.wmv
KENI BURKE - One Minute More - 1982.wmv
Published: 2012/06/16
Channel: ujima wanduta
KENI BURKE - Can
KENI BURKE - Can't get enough(Do it all night) (1982)
Published: 2013/01/03
Channel: Cyril Moreno
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Keni Burke
Birth name Kenneth M. Burke
Born (1953-09-28) September 28, 1953 (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres R&B, soul, funk, jazz, Smooth Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, keyboardist, bass guitarist
Instruments Singing, guitar, piano/keyboards, bass, synthesizer
Years active 1966–present
Labels Buddah, Dark Horse, RCA, Expansion Records
Associated acts Five Stairsteps

Kenneth M. "Keni" Burke (born September 28, 1953) is an American R&B, soul, funk, and jazz singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist who began his career as a member of the 1970s soul outfit, the Five Stairsteps.[1]

Biography[edit]

Five Stairsteps[edit]

As a member of the Five Stairsteps, Burke wrote the group's first minor hit "You Waited Too Long" in 1966, but the group would see their biggest success with the million-selling song "O-o-h Child" in 1970. The group went on to sign with George Harrison's Dark Horse Records in 1975, and had their next hit with the Burke-penned "From Us to You", from their 1976 album 2nd Resurrection. The group reemerged for two albums as the Invisible Man's Band but disbanded soon after.

Solo career and session work[edit]

Skilled as a guitarist and bassist, Burke continued to work for the Dark Horse label as a session musician, while burgeoning a solo career of his own. In 1977, he released his self-titled debut album, which featured the songs "Keep on Singing", "Give All You Can Give", and "From Me to You".

During this period he contributed instrumentation to songs by a diverse range of artists such as Sly & the Family Stone, Natalie Cole, Billy Preston, Terry Callier, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Dusty Springfield, Diana Ross, and Gladys Knight.

In 1981, Burke released his self-produced follow-up solo album, You're the Best, but it was his third album, Changes, which appeared the following year, that made a more significant impact, becoming his best-selling album to date. This album included the singles "Hang Tight" and his signature hit "Risin' to the Top," a big success in Chicago. The latter song has become a popular sampling choice for hip hop artists, having been borrowed by artists such as Doug E Fresh ("Keep Risin To The Top"), Big Daddy Kane ("Smooth Operator"), LL Cool J ("Around the Way Girl"), Pete Rock & CL Smooth ("Take You There"), Mary J. Blige ("Love No Limit"), O.C. ("Born 2 Live"), Sean Price ("Sabado Gigante") and once again by LL Cool J for the song "Paradise", with Amerie, though a lot of these songs have been mistakenly thought to use the bass line from the 1983 song "All Night Long" by the Mary Jane Girls. In 2006, "Rising to The Top" appeared in the soundtrack for the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, on fictional Quiet Storm station Vice City For Lovers.

Throughout the '80s and into the '90s, Burke continued his session and production work for artists such as Peabo Bryson, The O'Jays, The Jones Girls and Keith Sweat, and in 1998 released his last album to date Nothin' but Love, containing the hit "Indigenous Love", which was popular in the United Kingdom via the Expansion Records Label.

Discography[edit]

See also Five Stairsteps discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hogan, Ed. "Biography: Keni Burke". AMG. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 

External links[edit]

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