Time Is Slipping Away

Time Is Slipping Away

by Dexter Wansel
     
 
Some artists are quite happy being redundant and predictable; they become known for a particular style and dare not stray from it. But Dexter Wansel isn't like that; when the producer/composer/keyboardist/vocalist recorded four albums for Philadelphia International in the late '70s, he made certain that all of them were diverse and unpredictable. True to form, Wansel

Overview

Some artists are quite happy being redundant and predictable; they become known for a particular style and dare not stray from it. But Dexter Wansel isn't like that; when the producer/composer/keyboardist/vocalist recorded four albums for Philadelphia International in the late '70s, he made certain that all of them were diverse and unpredictable. True to form, Wansel keeps listeners guessing on 1979's Time Is Slipping Away, which was the last of the four. The LP gets off to a Chic-influenced start with the lush, glossy disco number "I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)," but most of the other material isn't disco. Time Is Slipping Away also contains everything from Parliament-minded P-funk ("Funk Attack") to sophisticated quiet storm music ("The Sweetest Pain") to instrumental jazz-funk ("One for the Road"). Occasionally, this album is excellent -- "The Sweetest Pain," which features female vocalist Terry Wells, is a caressing gem that quickly became a favorite on quiet storm formats. But for the most part, Time Is Slipping Away is merely decent. Unlike Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, or Earth, Wind & Fire, Wansel didn't record a lot of albums that were superb from start to finish. Nonetheless, his Philadelphia International output was generally likable, and this LP is no exception.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2010
Label:
EMI Japan
UPC:
4547366054019
catalogNumber:
6605401

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dexter Wansel   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Shirley Collins   Background Vocals
Jones Girls   Vocals,Background Vocals
Willie Williams   Saxophone
Carla Benson   Background Vocals
Evette Benton   Background Vocals
Cynthia Biggs   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Miguel Fuentes   Percussion
Jim Gallagher   Vibraslap
Barbara Ingram   Background Vocals
Quinton Joseph   Drums
Herb Smith   Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,cowbell
Terry Price   Background Vocals
Jimmy Williams   Bass
Pete Rudd   Drums,cowbell
Karen Wortham   Background Vocals
Steve Green   Bass
Mark Rubin   Guitar
Bobby Malach   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
City Brown   Background Vocals
Terry Wells   Vocals,Background Vocals
Willis Fox   Background Vocals
Carolyn Holloway   Background Vocals
Lorna Wansel   Background Vocals
Becki Butler   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dexter Wansel   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Cynthia Biggs   Composer
Jim Gallagher   Engineer
Peter Humphreys   Engineer
Herb Smith   Composer,rhythm arrangement
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer
Steve Tose   Engineer
Jeffrey Stewart   Engineer
Steve Green   Composer
Kana Muramatsu   Liner Notes
Jacks Faith   Arranger

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