Ike Stubblefield started his career in 1968 playing keyboards with the Motown Review greats like The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder . Getting back to his roots on Hammond B3 organ in 1970 and with his vast understanding of music and feel, Ike Stubblefield performed live on stage from 1970-1975 with George Benson, B.B. King, Ike and Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, The Jerry Garcia Band, Johnny Adams, Bobby Caldwell, Boz Scaggs, Esther Phillips , The Eagles and The Pointer Sisters, to name a few. During that time, he lived in San Francisco, New York and London.
From 1976-1988 Ike worked as a studio musician, composer, songwriter and producer with such artists as Quincy Jones, Phil Spector, Jim Capaldi, Wendy Waldman, Larry Lee, Michael O’Hara, Allan Rich, Tom Whitlock, Allan Blazek, Bill Szymczyk, Giorgio Moroder, Tracie Spencer . Ike has scored music for films and T.V.: Best of the Best (1989) with Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland, as well as Summer Job, in addition to commercials and countless shows for the BBC and CBC.
Ike is re-inventing himself, drawing on his 47 years in the music business. Combining his roots with musicians and Artist like Sonny Emory, Jeff Sipe, Terence Higgins, Little John Roberts, J.Fly and Yonrico Scott. Ike is also collaborating with Jeff Coffin and Freddy V. on sax; Grant Green Jr. ,Jimmy Herring, Bob Sabellico and Derek Scott , Peter Stroud on guitars; plus Oteil Burbridge and Felix Pastorius on bass to help kick start his new Ike Stubblefield & Friends CD . Vol. 1 Slated for release in February of 2011, Ike will also be adding his B3 organ, keyboards, old school Mini Moog Techniques and vocals to the mix. Ike Stubblefield can be found performing live with all of the above , and more worldwide.
Dedicated to keeping the true Hammond B3 legacy alive .