Major Lance The Very Best of Major Lance

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.

Tracks:

  • 1.The Monkey Time
  • 2.Delilah
  • 3.Mama Don't Know
  • 4.Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
  • 5.Hey Little Girl
  • 6.It Ain't No Use
  • 7.Ain't It A Shame
  • 8.Girls
  • 9.The Matador
  • 10.Rhythm
  • 11.I'm So Lost
  • 12.Sometimes I Wonder
  • 13.Come See
  • 14.Too Hot To Hold
  • 15.It's The Beat
  • 16.Without A Doubt

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Major Lance (vocals); Curtis Mayfield (background vocals).
Producers: Carl Davis, Curtis Mayfield, Gerald Sims, Billy Sherrill.
Recorded between 1962 & 1967.
Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
Even amid such illustrious company as Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler, Mississippi-born Major Lance was one of the most distinctive stylists on the 1960s Chicago soul scene. Like the Impressions, he sported a sound that mixed Smokey Robinson, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, and '50s doo-wop into a glorious, hit-bound stew. Impressions leader Curtis Mayfield himself wrote most of the tunes found here, but none is more resonant than the percolating "The Monkey Time," a dance tune that made "The Twist" sound like "The Hokey Pokey," with horn stabs, vibrant drums, and a testifying vocal bringing it all home. Though "Hey Little Girl" is something of a sequel to that hit, Lance had more than one trick up his sleeve. The melodically sophisticated, vibes-laden ballad "I'm Lost" and the maraca-laced, Latin-tinged "The Matador" show that he was ready to dance to anything he could put his heart and soul into, regardless of the steps.

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Rating 5.0 CHICAGO ROYALTY! Music Lover: from BRONX, NY US -- August, 6, 2014

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, MAJOR LANCE FROM THE YEARS 1963-66 WAS CHICAGO GREATEST SOUL PERFORMER! NO ONE HAD MORE BIGGER HITS IN THAT SHORT PERIOD THAN MAJOR LANCE! HE DANCED +PRANCED +SLIDED+GLIDED TO STARDOM THANKS TO THE PEN OF CURTIS MAYFIELD AND THE BACKGROUND VOCALS OF THE IMPRESSIONS! THE SONGS IN THIS COLLECTION ARE FANTASTIC AND IN MY OPINION, HE BELONGS IN THE ROCK+ROLL HALL OF FAME! LISTEN TO THIS CD AND SEE IF YOU AGREE WITH ME!


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  • UPC: 886974987727
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