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Major Lance (Born 4 April 1941, Winterville, Mississippi - Death 3 September 1994, Decatur, Georgia) was an American R&B singer.Read More...
As a child he relocated to Chicago, attending the same school as Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler. He formed a group, the Floats, and became a featured dancer on local TV.
His 1959 Mercury release, I Got A Girl, was written and produced by Mayfield, but his career did not take off until he signed with OKeh Records in 1962. Another Curtis Mayfield song, The Monkey Time, in 1963, reached number 2 on the R & B charts and number 8 pop, and the partnership continued with further hits including Um Um Um Um Um Um.
The Mighty Majors("You Can Never Go Back") also were his back up band once.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um - 50,346 plays
- The Monkey Time - 38,422 plays
- You Don't Want Me No More - 24,087 plays
- It's the Beat - 14,848 plays
- It Must Be Love Coming Down - 7,677 plays
- Ain't No Soul (In These Old Shoes) - 7,250 plays
- Investigate - 7,920 plays
- Rhythm - 6,929 plays
- Hey Little Girl - 4,996 plays
- The Matador - 4,256 plays