Dexter Wansel

12 12 2009


A keyboardist/producer/vocalist, Dexter Wansel was a major force in the explosion of the Philadelphia sound during the ’70s and’80s. He formed his first groups with Stanley Clarke during highschool. Wansel signed a solo deal with Philadelphia International Records in 1976 and the company issued his debut LP “Life on Mars”. The title cut was a favorite on the fusion circuit. Wansel recorded other LPs in the same style during the late ’70s. He is recognized for his impact as a writer, producer, conductor and arranger. He worked closely with M.F.S.B, and their 1980 release ” Mysteries of the World”. Wansel worked with a variety of recording legends as a writer and/or producer. Such artists as Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Paul, Jerry Butler, The Stylistics, Jean Carne, Stevie Wonder, The Jacksons , and the late Phyllis Hyman and Grover Washington Jr. His music has influenced and been used by more recent artist such as Jay-Z, The Lox, Jamiroquai, Incognito,! Junior, Loose Ends and many others.

Life on Mars

The Sweetest Pain

Here is a new group Biblio who sampled “the sweetest pain” to get something special of their own goin!
Bibio – Lovers’ Carvings (Leatherette remix)

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