Charles Stepney

Charles Stepney

Real Name:
Charles Stepney
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American vibraphonist, pianist, arranger, producer and songwriter.
Played (and recorded) with : Eddie Harris, Muddy Waters, Ramsey Lewis, The Dells, Rotary Connection, Terry Callier, Howlin' Wolf, Phil Upchurch and many others. Became famous as a producer for Earth, Wind & Fire.

Born : March 26, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois.
Died : May 17, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Charles Stepney Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Johnnie Pate Trio Plus Three* Johnnie Pate Trio Plus Three* - Jazz Goes Ivy League (Album) King Records (3) US 1956 Sell This Version
GEP 8694 Johnnie Pate* / Bill Doggett Johnnie Pate* / Bill Doggett - Flute Cocktail(7", EP) Parlophone GEP 8694 UK 1957 Sell This Version
Lorez* Lorez* - Lorez Sings Pres - A Late Session At An Intimate Club (A Tribute To Lester Young) (Album) King Records (3) US 1958 Sell This Version
The King Fleming Trio* The King Fleming Trio* - Stand By (Album) Argo (6), Argo (6) US 1962 Sell This Version
LP-743, DJLP-743 Gene Shaw* Gene Shaw* - Carnival Sketches(LP, Album, Promo) Argo (6), Argo (6) LP-743, DJLP-743 US 1964 Sell This Version
Gene Shaw Sextet Gene Shaw Sextet - Street Dance Argo (6) US 1965 Sell This Version
LP-1506 Herb Lance* Herb Lance* - The Comeback(LP, Album, Mono) Chess LP-1506 US 1966 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black Cadet Records Canada 1966 Sell This Version
Eddie Harris Eddie Harris - For Bird And Bags (Album) Exodus Records (4) US 1966 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings The Soulful Strings - Groovin' With The Soulful Strings (Album) Cadet Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Ben Branch & The Operation Breadbasket Orch. & Choir Ben Branch & The Operation Breadbasket Orch. & Choir - The Last Request (Album) Chess US 1968 Sell This Version
AR 25.736 The Dells There Is The Dells - There Is(7", Single) Chess International AR 25.736 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis - Mother Nature's Son (Album) Cadet Records Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
Muddy Waters Muddy Waters - Electric Mud (Album) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept US 1968 Sell This Version
LPS-1524 Ben Branch & The Operation Breadbasket Orch. & Choir Ben Branch & The Operation Breadbasket Orch. & Choir - The Last Request(LP, Album) Chess LPS-1524 US 1968 Sell This Version
AR 25.803 The Radiants / Maurice & Mac Hold On The Radiants / Maurice & Mac - Hold On / You Left The Water Running(7", Single) Chess International AR 25.803 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Muddy Waters Muddy Waters - After The Rain (Album) Cadet Concept US 1969 Sell This Version
The New Rotary Connection* The New Rotary Connection* - Hey, Love (Album) Cadet Concept US 1971 Sell This Version
Ramsey Lewis Up In Yonder Ramsey Lewis - Back To The Roots (Album) Cadet Records Germany 1971 Sell This Version
The Dells The Dells - Freedom Means.... (Album) Cadet Records US 1971 Sell This Version
The Dells The Dells - The Dells Sing Dionne Warwicke's Greatest Hits (Album) Cadet Records Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Terry Callier Terry Callier - Occasional Rain (Album) Cadet Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Terry Callier Terry Callier - What Color Is Love (Album) Cadet Records Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Terry Callier Terry Callier - I Just Can't Help Myself (Album) Cadet Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein - Crouchin' On The Outside (Comp) Janus Records US 1973 Sell This Version

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mjb

mjb

June 2, 2016
Ramsey Lewis said of Stepney, "Had he lived, there would have been more than one Quincy Jones. There would have been Charles Stepney." I believe it. "Ode" and "Les Fleur" from Maiden Voyage, plus "I am the Blackgold of the Sun" from The New Rotary Connection* - Hey, Love, are some of the best pieces of music I've ever heard. Had he lived, there's no doubt that there would have been more masterworks in his catalog.
r4dt

r4dt

August 6, 2015
...for me; Stepney was the reason that EWF became what the are today, and he deserves ALOT more recognition for his contributions to the music-world per se. I'm thankful that you did what you did at this crossroad, sir. RIP.