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Major Lance

bvoc, 1939-1994 US, Winterville
Singer / Musician of R&B/Soul

American R&B singer, born 4 April 1941 in Winterville, Mississippi, USA, died 3 September 1994 in Decatur, Georgia, USA. As a child he relocated to Chicago, where he was initially raised on the west side of the city, before he moved near the north. While studying at Wells High School, Lance began boxing. Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler also went to the same school. His interests soon veered towards music and this new interest led to him forming the group The Floats with Otis Leavill and Barbara Tyson. Lance also sang with the The Gospel Five, The Harmonaires.

        
Instruments
  • Backing Vocals
  • Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance
The Monkey Time on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance
You Don't Want Me No More on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance
Crying in the Rain on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance
It's the Beat on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance
Get My Hat on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance
Please Don't Say No More on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance
Ain't No Soul (In These Old Shoes) on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance
Play a Song for Me on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance
Hey Little Girl on The Best Of Major Lance: Everybody Loves A Good Time! by Major Lance

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
You Don't Want Me No More / Don't Fight ItMajor Lance2011Single
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, UmMajor Lance2003Compil.
The Very Best OfMajor Lance2000Compil.
The Class Of Mayfield HighBilly Butler / Major Lance / Otis Leavill1999Compil.
Swingin' With The MajorMajor Lance1998Compil.
The Best Of Major LanceMajor Lance1997Compil.
Everybody Loves A Good Time!: The Best Of Major LanceMajor Lance1995Compil.
Swingin'est HitsMajor Lance1984Compil.
The Major's BackMajor Lance1983Album
Are You Leaving MeMajor Lance1983Album
Monkey TimeMajor Lance1983Compil.
I Wanna Go HomeMajor Lance1982Album
Live At Hinckley 13.11.82Major Lance1982Album
I Never Thought I'd Be Losing You / Chicago DiscoMajor Lance1978Single
Now ArrivingMajor Lance1978Album
Come On, Have Yourself A Good Time / Come What MayMajor Lance1977Single
The Soul MajorMajor Lance1976Compil.
The Best Of Major LanceMajor Lance1976Compil.
Nothing Can Stop Me / Follow The LeaderMajor Lance1976Single
You're Everything I Need / You're Everything I NeedMajor Lance1975Single
Don't You Know I Love YouMajor Lance1975Single
I've Got A Right To Cry / You Keep Me Coming To YouMajor Lance1975Single
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, UmMajor Lance1974Single
Gimme Little SignMajor Lance1974Single
Without A Doubt / Open The Door To Your HeartMajor Lance1974Single
My Girl / Dark And LonelyMajor Lance1973Single
Sweeter / Wild And FreeMajor Lance1973Single
The Right TrackMajor Lance1973Single
Major Lance's Greatest Hits Recorded Live At The TorchMajor Lance1973Album
The Right Track / Um Um Um Um Um UmMajor Lance1973Single
Ain't No SweatMajor Lance1972Single
I Wanna Make Up (Before We Break Up)Major Lance1972Single
Girl, Come On HomeMajor Lance1971Single
Since I Lost My Baby's Love / Girl Come On HomeMajor Lance1971Single
Must Be Love Coming Down / Little Young LoverMajor Lance1971Single
Stay Away From Me (I Love You Too Much)Major Lance1970Single
Follow The LeaderMajor Lance1969Single
Sweeter As The Days Go ByMajor Lance1969Single
Do The Tighten UpMajor Lance1968Single
Ain't No Soul (Left In These Ole Shoes)Major Lance1967Single
Without A DoubtMajor Lance1967Single
The Monkey TimeMajor Lance1967Compil.
You Don't Want Me No More / Wait 'Til I Get You In My ArmsMajor Lance1967Single
Ain't No Soul (In These Old Shoes)Major Lance1967Single
Investigate / Little Young LoverMajor Lance1966Single
Ain't No Soul (In These Old Shoes)Major Lance1966Single
The Beat / You'll Want Me BackMajor Lance1966Single
I Just Can't Help It / Everybody Loves A Good TimeMajor Lance1965Single
Major's Greates HitsMajor Lance1965Single
Too Hot To HoldMajor Lance1965Single
Major's Greatest HitsMajor Lance1965Compil.
Come SeeMajor Lance1965Single
Pride And JoyMajor Lance1965Single
Ain't It A Shame / Gotta Get AwayMajor Lance1965Single
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, UmMajor Lance1964Compil.
The Rhythm Of Major LanceMajor Lance1964Album
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um - The Best Of Major LanceMajor Lance1964Single
The MatadorMajor Lance1964Single
Girls / It Ain't No UseMajor Lance1964Single
The Matador / Gonna Get MarriedMajor Lance1964Single
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um - The Best Of Major LanceMajor Lance1964Compil.
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, UmMajor Lance1964Compil.
Rhythm / Please Don't Say No MoreMajor Lance1964Single
Sometimes I WonderMajor Lance1964Single
The Monkey Time / Mama Didn't KnowMajor Lance1963Single
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, UmMajor Lance1963Single
My Girl / Um Um Um Um Um UmMajor Lance1963Single
The Monkey Time / Mama Didn't KnowMajor Lance1963Single
The Monkey TimeMajor Lance1963Album
Hey Little GirlMajor Lance1963Single
Delilah / EverytimeMajor Lance1962Single
I*ve Got A Girl / PhyllisMajor LanceSingle
Come SeeMajor LanceSingle
Hey Little GirlMajor LanceSingle
You Don't Want Me No More / You're Gonna Make Me Love YouMajor Lance / Sandi SheldonSingle
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um / The Monkey TimeMajor LanceSingle
Investigate / The BeatMajor LanceSingle
You Don't Want Me No More / Boogaloo InvestigatorMajor Lance / Matt Parsons OrchestraSingle
The MatadorMajor LanceSingle
‎ Too Hot To HoldMajor LanceSingle
Don't Fight ItMajor LanceSingle
Hey Little GirlMajor LanceSingle
Pretty Little Girl Next Door / Dark And LonelyBobby Day / Major LanceSingle
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