Charles Stepney

legendary composer/arranger/producer who was behind some of the most spiritual albums to come out of the chicago/cadet school...

Read one of the only known articles about Charles Stepney.

"For The Record: Charles Stepney"
by Edwin Black

(Article reproduced with kind permission of Downbeat Magazine. Originally printed November 26, 1970)

selected productions...

Occasional Rain 
(1971 Cadet)

Segue #1 - Go Ahead On
Ordinary Joe
Golden Circle #317
Segue #5 - Go Head On
Trance On Sedgewick Street
Do You Finally Need A Friend
Segue #4 - Go Head On
Sweet Edie-D
Occasional Rain
Segue #2 - Go Head On
Blues For Marcus
Lean On Me
Last Segue - Go Head On

TERRY CALLIER What Color Is Love (1972 Cadet) Dancing Girl What Color Is Love You Goin' Miss Your Candyman Just As Long As We're In Love Ho Tsing Mee (A Song of the Sun) I'd Rather Be With You You Don't Care
TERRY CALLIER I Just Can't Help Myself (1973 Cadet) (I Just Can't Help Myself) I Don't Want Nobody Else Brown-Eyed Lady Gotta Get Closer To You Satin Doll Until Tomorrow Alley-Wind Song Can't Catch the Trane Bowlin' Green
THE DELLS Freedom Means (196? Cadet) Freedom Means Rather Be With You The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind) One Less Bell To Answer It's All Up To You If You Go Away/Love Story Make It With You Free and Easy Melody Man Freedom Theme
EARTH, WIND & FIRE Spirit (1976 Columbia) On Your Face Saturday Nite Imagination Biyo Burnin' Bush Departure Earth, Wind & Fire Spirit Getaway
RAMSEY LEWIS Maiden Voyage (1968 Cadet) Maiden Voyage Mighty Quinn Sweet Rain Lady Madonna Do You Know the Way To San Jose Ode Les Fleur Since You've Been Gone In the Heat of the Night Afro-Boogaloo Twist Only When I'm Dreaming Eternal Journey
RAMSEY LEWIS Mother Nature's Son (1968 Cadet) Mother Nature's Son Rocky Raccoon Julia Back In the USSR Dear Prudence Cry Baby Cry Good Night Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey Sexy Sadie Black Bird
RAMSEY LEWIS The Piano Player (1969 Cadet) The Distant Dreamer A Rainy Day In Centerville Everybody's Talkin' Didn't We Whenever, Wherever Close Your Eyes and Remember You've Made Me So Very Happy The Love I Feel For You Time and Space Golden Slumber Do I Love Her
MINNIE RIPERTON Come To My Garden (1969 Cadet) Les Fleur Completeness Come To My Garden Memory Band Rainy Day In Centerville Close Your Eyes and Remember Oh, By the Way Expecting Only When I'm Dreaming Whenever, Wherever
ROTARY CONNECTION Rotary Connection (196? Cadet Concept) Amen Rapid Transit Turn Me On Pink Noise Lady Jane Like A Rollin' Stone Soul Man Sursum Mentes Didn't Want To Have To Do It Black Noise Memory Band Ruby Tuesday Rotary Connection
ROTARY CONNECTION Songs (1969 Cadet Concept) Respect The Weight Sunshine of Your Love I've Got My Mojo Working Burning of the Midnight Lamp Tales of Brave Ulysses This Town We're Going Wrong The Salt of the Earth
ROTARY CONNECTION Dinner Music (1969 Cadet Concept) Pointillism We Will Be Free Living Alone Lektricks #1 Country Things Quartet May Our Amens Be True Stormy Monday Blues Love Me Now Lonely Summer Amuse Lektricks #2 Merry Prankster Pump Effect Want You To Know
ROTARY CONNECTION Hey, Love (197? Cadet Concept) If I Sing My Song The Sea & She I Am the Blackgold of the Sun Hanging Round the Bee Tree Hey, Love Love Has Fallen On Me Song for Everyman Love Is Vine of Happiness
MARLENA SHAW The Spice of Life (1969 Cadet) Woman of the Ghetto Call It Stormy Monday Where Can I Go? I'm Satisfied I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) Liberation Conversation California Soul Go Away, Little Boy Looking Thru the Eyes of Love Anyone Can Move A Mountain
PHIL UPCHURCH Upchurch (1969 Cadet) Black Gold America As You Said You Wouldn't, You Couldn't Be True Cross Town Traffic Adam and Charlene Spinning Wheel Voodoo Chile More and More Midnight Chile