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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!

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
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