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Dexter Wansel – Life On Mars / What The World Is Coming To / Voyager / Time Is Slipping Away (BGO Double CD) | Album Of The Day

Dexter Wansel’s Life On MarsWhat The World Is Coming ToVoyager Time Is Slipping Away have been made avaiable on 2CDs from the BGO label. The CD package highlights some of the best output from the talented arranger, writer, musician and performer’s four albums for Philadelphia International Records, dating from 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979. Wansel started off in music as a keyboardist and synth player for some of the Philadelphia studio bands, such as MFSB and Instant Funk, while also getting gigs with the likes of Archie Bell and the Drells and Don Covay. The musical body of Wansel’s work consists of space-age jazz funk grooves, mixed with symphonic soul and bouncy disco cuts. Highlights include the astral jazz-funk of Theme From The Planets, the romping Life On Mars, the sultry two-step of The Sweetest Pain and the swinging disco of I’ll Never Forget My Favourite Disco. Wansel’s sound is totally unique, the jazzier edge of Philadelphia International Records, which took on a form similar to Gamble and Huff productions but featured more experimental instrumentation and synthesis, while still carrying that characteristic Sigma Sound signature. Broad strokes of jazz funk, painted over the canvas of the Philly sound.

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Listen to the tracks below

Dexter Wansel – A Prophet Named K.G
Dexter Wansel – Life On Marrs
Dexter Wansel – Together Once Again
Dexter Wansel – Stargazer
Dexter Wansel – One Million Miles From The Ground
Dexter Wansel – You Can Be What You Wanna Be
Dexter Wansel – Theme From The Planets
Dexter Wansel – Rings Of Saturn
Dexter Wansel – First Light Of The Morning
Dexter Wansel – Dance With Me Tonight
Dexter Wansel – Holdin’ On
Dexter Wansel – Ode Infinitum
Dexter Wansel – Disco Lights
Dexter Wansel – What The World Is Coming To
Dexter Wansel – Going Back To Kingston Town
Dexter Wansel – Dreams Of Tomorrow
Dexter Wansel – Prelude 1
Dexter Wansel – All Night Long
Dexter Wansel – Solutions
Dexter Wansel – Voyager
Dexter Wansel – I Just Want To Love You
Dexter Wansel – Time Is The Teacher
Dexter Wansel – Latin Love (Let Me Know)
Dexter Wansel – I’m In Love
Dexter Wansel – I’ll Never Forget (My Favourite Disco)
Dexter Wansel – The Sweetest Pain
Dexter Wansel – Funk Attack
Dexter Wansel – Time Is Slipping Away
Dexter Wansel – It’s Been Cool
Dexter Wansel – Let Me Rock You
Dexter Wansel – New Beginning
Dexter Wansel – One For The Road