Born Kenneth M. Burke 1953 in Chicago, Keni began his career in music as a young teen with his family group The Five Stairsteps.
When the group disbanded, Keni cut a solo album for Dark Horse in 1977 and worked consistently as a session bass player.
In 1981 he cut a new solo album deal with RCA and came back with a vengeance on a song called "Let Somebody Love You". The album "You're The Best" was acclaimed as one of the year's top soul albums - but no one could have predicted what was to come next. In 1982 Keni returned with a new album "Changes". It was the album that included "Risin' To The Top".
The musicians were Stephen Ferrone on drums, Keni Burke on bass and guitar, Ed Moore on guitar, Sir Gant on keyboards, Vince Montana on vibes, Leonard Gibbs Jr. on percussion,Don Myrick, Rahmlee Davis, Louis Satterfield and Michael Harris on Horns. Background vocals by Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette L.Benton and Tawatha. Horn arrangements by Tom Tom 84. Arranged and produced by himself.
I chose two tracks entitled "All night" and "Hang tight".
Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full