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Major Lance was one of the most popular soul/R&B singers out of Chicago, enjoying a string of hits for the legendary OKeh Records across the 1960s. Early classics such as ‘The Monkey Time’, ‘Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um’, ‘Hey Little Girl’ and ‘The Matador’ resulted from the patronage of Lance’s friend Curtis Mayfield, producer Carl Davis and arranger Johnny Pate. Lance was also popular with British audiences, his stylish persona attracting the admiration of 60s Mods.

• Although his hits lessened as the 60s wore on, the quality of Major Lance’s output remained high and later singles such as ‘Investigate’, ‘Ain’t No Soul (In These Old Shoes)’ and ‘You Don’t Want Me No More’ were massively popular on the Northern Soul scene of the early 1970s. This prompted Lance to visit the UK, playing to adoring audiences and resulting in an album, Live At The Torch. Lance continued to record in the States and enjoyed a career renaissance as part of the 80s Beach Music scene. He died in 1994.

• Ain’t No Soul (In These Old Shoes) is the first-ever compilation to boast Major Lance’s entire output for OKeh Records between 1963 and 1967, including eleven tracks which are new to CD.

• With detailed sleeve-notes and an attractively-designed booklet depicting period labels, record sleeves photos and cuttings, this double-CD is a must for all Sixties, R&B and Northern Soul fans everywhere!

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DISC ONE:



1. DELILAH

2. EVERYTIME

3. THE MONKEY TIME

4. MAMA DIDN'T KNOW

5.WATUSI

6.THE BIRD

7. PRIDE AND JOY

8. LAND OF A THOUSAND DANCES

9. HITCHHIKE

10.SOLDIERBOY

11.JUST ONE LOOK

12.WHAT'S HAPPENING

13.KEEP ON LOVING YOU

14.HEY LITTLE GIRL

15.CRYING IN THE RAIN

16.UM, UM, UM, UM, UM, UM

17.SWEET MUSIC

18.GYPSY WOMAN

19.GOTTA RIGHT TO CRY

20.LITTLE YOUNG LOVER

21.THAT'S WHAT MAMA SAY

22.IT'S ALL RIGHT

23. THINK NOTHING ABOUT IT

24.YOU'LL WANT ME BACK

25.I'M THE ONE

26.THE MATADOR

27.GONNA GET MARRIED



DISC TWO:



1. IT AIN'T NO USE

2. GIRLS

3. RHYTHM

4. PLEASE DON'T SAY NO MORE

5. SOMETIMES I WONDER

6. I'M SO LOST

7. COME SEE

8. YOU BELONG TO ME MY LOVE

9. AIN'T IT A SHAME

10. GOTTA GET AWAY

11. TOO HOT TO HOLD

12. DARK AND LONELY

13. EVERYBODY LOVES A GOOD TIME

14. I JUST CAN'T HELP IT

15. INVESTIGATE

16. IT'S THE BEAT

17. AIN'T NO SOUL (IN THESE OLD SHOES)

18. I

19. YOU DON'T WANT ME NO MORE

20. WAIT TILL I GET YOU IN MY ARMS

21. WITHOUT A DOUBT

22. FOREVER

23. LITTLE MISS LOVE *

24. PLAY A SONG FOR ME *

25. GET MY HAT (NOTHING CAN STOP ME) *

26. DON'T FIGHT IT *



* THESE TRACKS WERE NOT RELEASED AT THE TIME