Major Lance

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: soul northern soul 60s rhythm and blues american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 Lance’s 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 Lance’s range was more limited...

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