Major Lance The Very Best of Major Lance

The Very Best of Major Lance
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Sony


  • Buy for $0.991.The Monkey Time
  • Buy for $0.992.Delilah
  • Buy for $0.993.Mama Don't Know
  • Buy for $0.994.Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
  • Buy for $0.995.Hey Little Girl
  • Buy for $0.996.It Ain't No Use
  • Buy for $0.997.Ain't It A Shame
  • Buy for $0.998.Girls
  • Buy for $0.999.The Matador
  • Buy for $0.9910.Rhythm
  • Buy for $0.9911.I'm So Lost
  • Buy for $0.9912.Sometimes I Wonder
  • Buy for $0.9913.Come See
  • Buy for $0.9914.Too Hot To Hold
  • Buy for $0.9915.It's The Beat
  • Buy for $0.9916.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.
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Recording information: 09/14/1962-08/23/1967.
Photographers: Hank Parker; Sandy Speiser.
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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  • UPC: 074646224328
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