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Chicago-born composer, producer and arranger Charles Stepney is known to some for his work with Earth, Wind & Fire, Deniece Williams, Ramsey Lewis, Rotary Connection, Minnie Riperton, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Terry Callier, and many more. In the decades since his untimely death in 1976, the presence of his name in liner notes has become a seal of quality for record collectors, while his sound has been sampled extensively by artists such as Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, MF Doom, and Madlib. Step on Step which comes almost 50 years after Stepneys passing is the enigmatic producer's eponymous debut album. It's an album full of creative compositional seedlings originally written, performed, and recorded by Stepney in the basement of his home in Chicago, between the late 1960s and early 1970s, using just primitive drum machines, early-gen Moog synthesizers, pianos, vibraphones, and a few other instrumental accessories.

Chicago-born composer, producer and arranger Charles Stepney is known to some for his work with Earth, Wind & Fire, Deniece Williams, Ramsey Lewis, Rotary Connection, Minnie Riperton, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Terry Callier, and many more. In the decades since his untimely death in 1976, the presence of his name in liner notes has become a seal of quality for record collectors, while his sound has been sampled extensively by artists such as Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, MF Doom, and Madlib. Step on Step which comes almost 50 years after Stepneys passing is the enigmatic producer's eponymous debut album. It's an album full of creative compositional seedlings originally written, performed, and recorded by Stepney in the basement of his home in Chicago, between the late 1960s and early 1970s, using just primitive drum machines, early-gen Moog synthesizers, pianos, vibraphones, and a few other instrumental accessories.

789993992584
Step On Step
Artist: Charles Stepney
Format: CD
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Roll Tape
2. Gimme Some Sugar
3. Daddys Diddies
4. Gotta Dig It To Dig It
5. No Credit For This
6. Roadtrip
7. On Your Face
8. Thats The Way Of The World
9. Imagination
10. In The Basement
11. Business
12. Look B4U Leap
13. Around The House
14. Funky Sci-Fi
15. Mini Mugg
16. Chicago Independent
17. Surround Stereo
18. Black Gold
19. Denim Groove
20. Notes From Dad
21. Rubie & Charles
22. Greatness
23. Step on Step

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Chicago-born composer, producer and arranger Charles Stepney is known to some for his work with Earth, Wind & Fire, Deniece Williams, Ramsey Lewis, Rotary Connection, Minnie Riperton, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Terry Callier, and many more. In the decades since his untimely death in 1976, the presence of his name in liner notes has become a seal of quality for record collectors, while his sound has been sampled extensively by artists such as Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, MF Doom, and Madlib. Step on Step which comes almost 50 years after Stepneys passing is the enigmatic producer's eponymous debut album. It's an album full of creative compositional seedlings originally written, performed, and recorded by Stepney in the basement of his home in Chicago, between the late 1960s and early 1970s, using just primitive drum machines, early-gen Moog synthesizers, pianos, vibraphones, and a few other instrumental accessories.

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