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Artist
Charles Stepney
ReleaseProduct
Step on Step
Label
International Anthem
Catalogue Number
IARC0055
Release Date
September 9, 2022

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The legendary writer, arranger, and producer Charles Stepney has hundreds of credits for the likes of Minnie Ripperton and Earth, Wind & Fire, but he never released a solo album before his death in 1976. Five decades later, the tape recordings of Step on Step finally see the light of day, organised and narrated by Stepney’s three daughters. Bustling arrangements bracketed by candid conversations and studio tours weave throughout, moving from silky, liquid funk to the heavy piano chords of Stepney’s “baroque soul”, as his deft fingers map out delicate melodies in the joyful experimentation of his lovingly curated music.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Roll Tape 0:19 Buy

    Roll Tape

  2. 2 Gimme Some Sugar 2:33 Buy

    Gimme Some Sugar

  3. 3 Daddy's Diddies 2:00 Buy

    Daddy's Diddies

  4. 4 Gotta Dig It to Dig It 3:31 Buy

    Gotta Dig It to Dig It

  5. 5 No Credit For This 3:29 Buy

    No Credit For This

  6. 6 Roadtrip 5:18 Buy

    Roadtrip

  7. 7 On Your Face 2:39 Buy

    On Your Face

  8. 8 That's the Way of the World 4:22 Buy

    That's the Way of the World

  9. 9 Imagination 5:52 Buy

    Imagination

  10. 10 In the Basement 5:12 Buy

    In the Basement

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Track List

  1. A1. Roll Tape
  2. A2. Gimme Some Sugar
  3. A3. Gotta Dig It To Dig It
  4. A4. No Credit For This
  5. A5. Roadtrip
  6. A6. On Your Face
  7. B1. That's The Way Of The World
  8. B2. Imagination
  9. B3. In The Basement
  10. B4. Business
  11. C1. Look B4U Leap
  12. C2. Around The House
  13. C3. Funky Sci Fi
  14. C4. Mini Mugg
  15. C5. Chicago Independent
  16. D1. Surround Stereo
  17. D2. Black Gold
  18. D3. Notes From Dad
  19. D4. Rubie & Charles
  20. D5. Greatness
  21. D6. Step On Step

Charles Stepney

International Anthem

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