Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Life on Mars" by Dexter Wansel

Today’s disco discovery: the incredibly spaced-out jazz funk classic “Life on Mars” from the album Life on Mars (Philadelphia International, 1976) by Dexter Wansel – always one of my favorites.

Produced, arranged and written by Dexter Wansel. Dexter Wansel: keyboards, synthesizers, vocals. Al Harrison: trumpet, flugelhorn. Bobby Malach: saxophone, flute. Calvin Harris: guitar. Derrick Graves: bass. Darryl Brown: drums, percussion. Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benson: backing vocals. Another great one recorded at the famed Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa.


polmarfi said...

This album in 1976 in the UK had almost mythical status. US imports were hard to come by and this was fairly obscure for the time. Anyone who had a copy was regarded as someone who really knew and treasured their music..

Candice Marie said...

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