Charles Stepney

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


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.


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.