- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Sony Music A-70235 (2003)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A budget-priced 10-track collection of favorites from Major Lance. All original recordings.
Record Collector (magazine) - p.984 stars out of 5
-- "There are six Curtis Mayfield songs here....'I'm The One Who Loves You' is probably the most satisfying, with its strong femme back-ups and typically attractive Chicago high-pitched brass interventions."
- 1.Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
- 2.That's What Mama Say
- 3.It's All Right
- 4.Sweet Music
- 5.What's Happening
- 6.Gotta Getaway
- 8.Land Of 1000 Dances
- 9.Gypsy Woman
- 10.I'm The One Who Love You
Collectables' 2003 budget-line release Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, part of the label's Priceless Collection series, is a brief ten-track sampler that contains one of Major Lance's big hits -- the title track -- and a selection of other material he cut during the '60s. Most of these songs were written (and some produced) by Mayfield and had been hits for the Impressions -- "It's All Right," "Gypsy Woman," "I'm the One Who Loves You," "Gotta Get Away," "That's What Mama Say" -- while the rest are firmly within the sophisticated, easy-rolling Chicago soul groove patented by Mayfield. This makes for an enjoyable listen, but listeners should take note that this is far from a representative Lance retrospective, since it's missing such major hits as "The Monkey Time," "Girls," "Rhythm," and "The Matador," which are all on either Epic/Legacy CD Everybody Loves a Good Time!: The Best of Major Lance or The Very Best of Major Lance, both of which are excellent. However, collectors should take note that this contains a handful of tracks not contained on either of those discs. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Music Lover: David Judovin
Ringwood, NJ US
-- May, 30, 2005
As the title says, um, um, um, um, um, um! Some great tunes here.
- Sales Rank: 50,240
- UPC: 090431936221
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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