Charles Stepney
Step on Step
International Anthem
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2022
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Tracklist
1Roll Tape
2Gimme Some Sugar
3Daddy's Diddies
4Gotta Dig It to Dig It
5No Credit For This
6Roadtrip
7On Your Face
8That's the Way of the World
9Imagination
10In the Basement
11Business
12Look B4U Leap
13Around the House
14Funky Sci Fi
15Mini Mugg
16Chicago Independent
17Surround Stereo
18Black Gold
19Denim Groove
20Notes From Dad
21Rubie & Charles
22Greatness
23Step on Step

Chicago-born composer, producer and arranger Charles Stepney is known to some for his work with Earth, Wind & Fire, Deniece Williams, and Ramsey Lewis, or for his work with Chess Records in the 1960s, where he was an essential creative force behind seminal recordings by Rotary Connection, Minnie Riperton, Marlena Shaw, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Terry Callier, The Dells, The Emotions, and many many more. In the decades since his untimely death in 1976, the presence of his name in liner notes and on vinyl labels has become a seal of quality for record collectors, music historians, and aficionados, while his sound has been used by countless samplers in the hip-hop world including Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, MF Doom, and Madlib. But in comparison to the post-mortem renown of his sound, or the music he created and the artists he supported while he was alive, Stepney is a greatly under-appreciated figure... a genius relegated to the shadows.