Show Time (Slave album)

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Show Time
Show Time (Slave album).jpg
Studio album by Slave
ReleasedOctober 1981
Recorded1981Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
GenreSoul funk
LabelCotillion Records
ProducerJimmy Douglass
Slave chronology
Stone Jam
Show Time
Visions of the Lite
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauA–[2]

Show Time is the sixth album by the American funk band Slave, released in 1981. Show Time was the last album that singer/drummer Steve Arrington recorded with the band. The album reached number seven on the Top Soul Albums charts. The lead single, "Snap Shot", reached number six on the Soul Singles charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Snap Shot" 4:43 (Mark Adams, Steve Arrington, Charles Carter, Jimmy Douglass, Floyd Miller)
  2. "Party Lites" 4:55 (Adams, Arrington, Carter, Webster)
  3. "Spice of Life" 4:57 (Douglas, S. Carter, Arrington)
  4. "Smokin'" 5:25 (S. Carter, Webster, Arrington)
  5. "Wait for Me" 5:18 (Adams, Arrington, Carter, Webster)
  6. "Steal Your Heart" 5:24 (Adams, Arrington, Carter, Douglass, Webster)
  7. "For the Love of U" 5:08 (Adams, Arrington, Carter, Carter, Miller, Webster)
  8. "Funken Town" 3:46 (C. Carter, Webster, Miller, Johnson, Parker, S. Carter, Arrington)



  • Danny Webster: lead and rhythm guitar, percussion, lead and backing vocals
  • Kevin Johnson: rhythm and lead guitar
  • Sam Carter: keyboards, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Carter: flute, saxophone, keyboards
  • Mark Antone Adams: bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Steve Arrington: drums, percussion, vocals
  • Roger Parker: drums, percussion
  • Delburt Taylor: keyboards, flute, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Floyd Miller: trumpet, trombone, percussion

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Fred Zlotkin, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Jesse Levine, Jonathan Abramowitz, Marilyn Wright, Mitsue Takayama: Strings (charts written and arranged by Mark Adams and Cengiz Yaltkaya; conducted by Cengiz Yaltkaya)


  • Produced by Jimmy Douglass
  • Recorded and engineered by Ed "The American" Garcis
  • Mixed by Jimmy Douglass and Mark Adams
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen


Chart (1981) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 46
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 7


Year Single Chart positions[4]
Billboard Hot 100 US
1981 "Snap Shot" 91 6 21
"Wait for Me" 103 20 21
"Party Lites" 21

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Slave: Show Time > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 30, 1981). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Slave US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  4. ^ "Slave US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-30.