Recommended Gem: Charles Stepney: Out of the Shadows by International Anthem (Documentary)
A recommended gem of a music documentary.
If you love “I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun,” one of the greatest songs in existence, then you already love Charles Stepney.
Chicago record label International Anthem has produced Out of the Shadows, a four-part documentary on the legendary producer, arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist directed by local documentarian Brian Ashby.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the first episode, which features interviews with Earth, Wind & Fire, Terry Callier, and the Stepney Sisters.
Look out for Step by Step, a collection of Charles Stepney’s unearthed original demos and sketches that comes out on September 9 via International Anthem
definitely check out this primer on his world-class song arrangement skills put together by none other than 4hero’s Marc Mac for Worldwide FM.
Watch the first episode of International Anthem’s Charles Stepney: Out of the Shadows via Wax Poetics here.