Charles Stepney

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Charles Stepney
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American vibraphonist, pianist, arranger, producer and songwriter, most famous as the producer behind Rotary Connection and as producer for Earth, Wind & Fire and a number of releases on Chess / Cadet. Played (and recorded) with Minnie Riperton, The Soulful Strings, Ramsey Lewis, Eddie Harris, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Phil Upchurch, Terry Callier, The Dells, The Emotions and many others.
Born : March 26, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois.
Died : May 17, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois (aged 45, from heart failure).
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IRAC0055 Step On Step — Charles Stepney Charles Stepney Step On Step (Album, Comp) International Anthem Recording Company, The Charles Stepney Masters IRAC0055 Worldwide 2022 Sell This Version
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foogoo

foogoo

March 31, 2021
Simply the best there's been. . . . . . . .
runjoe

runjoe

February 15, 2019
King Charles. Stepney's work with Terry Callier is a piece of art!
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.
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