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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 - 63,015 plays
- The Monkey Time - 39,866 plays
- You Don't Want Me No More - 24,784 plays
- It's the Beat - 15,864 plays
- It Must Be Love Coming Down - 7,710 plays
- Ain't No Soul (In These Old Shoes) - 7,640 plays
- Investigate - 8,245 plays
- Rhythm - 7,143 plays
- Hey Little Girl - 5,441 plays
- The Matador - 4,440 plays