|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul northern soul 60s rhythm and blues american|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs lyrics VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
4 April 1939 (1941 is also cited), Winterville, Mississippi, USA, d. 3 September 1994, Decatur, Georgia, USA. A former amateur boxer and a dancer on the Jim Lounsbury record-hop television show, Lance also sang with the Five Gospel Harmonaires and for a brief period with Otis Leavill and Barbara Tyson in the Floats. His 1959 Mercury Records release, I Got A Girl, was written and produced by Curtis Mayfield, a high school contemporary, but Lances career was not truly launched until he signed with OKeh Records three years later. Delilah opened his account there, while a further Mayfield song, the stylish The Monkey Time in 1963, gave the singer a US Top 10 hit. The partnership between singer and songwriter continued through 1963-64 with a string of US pop chart hits: Hey Little Girl, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, The Matador and Rhythm. Although Lances range was more limited...