Charles Stepney

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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

Charles Stepney - Jazz Goes Ivy League album art 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 Charles Stepney - Flute Cocktail album art Johnnie Pate* / Bill Doggett Johnnie Pate* / Bill Doggett - Flute Cocktail(7", EP) Parlophone GEP 8694 UK 1957 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Lorez Sings Pres - A Late Session At An Intimate Club (A Tribute To Lester Young) album art 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
SR 3028 Charles Stepney - A Study In Jazz album art Eddie Harris Fantastic Waltz Eddie Harris - A Study In Jazz(LP) Vee Jay Records SR 3028 US 1962 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Stand By album art King Fleming Trio King Fleming Trio - Stand By (Album) Argo (6), Argo (6) US 1962 Sell This Version
LP 3037, VJLP3037, VJLP / SR 3037 Charles Stepney - Half And Half album art Eddie Harris Eddie Harris - Half And Half(LP, Album) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records LP 3037, VJLP3037, VJLP / SR 3037 US 1963 Sell This Version
LP-743, DJLP-743 Charles Stepney - Carnival Sketches album art Gene Shaw* Gene Shaw* - Carnival Sketches(LP, Album, Promo) Argo (6), Argo (6) LP-743, DJLP-743 US 1964 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Street Dance album art Gene Shaw Sextet Gene Shaw Sextet - Street Dance Argo (6) US 1965 Sell This Version
LP-1506 Charles Stepney - The Comeback album art Herb Lance* Herb Lance* - The Comeback(LP, Album, Mono) Chess LP-1506 US 1966 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Paint It Black album art The Soulful Strings The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black Cadet, Cadet US 1966 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - For Bird And Bags album art Eddie Harris Eddie Harris - For Bird And Bags (Album) Exodus Records (4) US 1966 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Groovin' With The Soulful Strings album art The Soulful Strings The Soulful Strings - Groovin' With The Soulful Strings (Album) Cadet US 1967 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - The Last Request album art 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 Charles Stepney - There Is album art The Dells There Is The Dells - There Is(7", Single) Chess International AR 25.736 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Electric Mud album art Muddy Waters Muddy Waters - Electric Mud (Album) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept US 1968 Sell This Version
AR 25.803 Charles Stepney - Hold On / You Left The Water Running album art 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
Charles Stepney - After The Rain album art Muddy Waters Muddy Waters - After The Rain (Album) Cadet Concept US 1969 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Mother Nature's Son album art Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis - Mother Nature's Son (Album) Cadet Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Hey, Love album art The New Rotary Connection* The New Rotary Connection* - Hey, Love (Album) Cadet Concept US 1971 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Back To The Roots album art Ramsey Lewis Up In Yonder Ramsey Lewis - Back To The Roots (Album) Cadet Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Freedom Means.... album art The Dells The Dells - Freedom Means.... (Album) Cadet US 1971 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - The Dells Sing Dionne Warwicke's Greatest Hits album art The Dells The Dells - The Dells Sing Dionne Warwicke's Greatest Hits (Album) Cadet Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - Occasional Rain album art Terry Callier Terry Callier - Occasional Rain (Album) Cadet US 1972 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - What Color Is Love album art Terry Callier Terry Callier - What Color Is Love (Album) Cadet Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Charles Stepney - I Just Can't Help Myself album art Terry Callier Terry Callier - I Just Can't Help Myself (Album) Cadet 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.