The Very Best of Major Lance

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This 16-song, single-disc compilation concentrates on Lance's most well-known hits, including all of his highest-charting 45's: "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um," "Hey Little Girl," "The Monkey Time," "Rhythm," and "The Matador." It's excellent Chicago '60s soul, but all of the cuts are also found on Epic/Legacy's 40-song, two-CD anthology Everybody Loves a Good Time! The Best of Major Lance. That compilation has a good number of decent non-hit tracks from the era such as "Sweet Music" and remains the preferred alternative unless you're on a strict budget, or the type of listener who finds it hard to hear more than a single disc's worth of an artist that you like but don't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This 16-song, single-disc compilation concentrates on Lance's most well-known hits, including all of his highest-charting 45's: "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um," "Hey Little Girl," "The Monkey Time," "Rhythm," and "The Matador." It's excellent Chicago '60s soul, but all of the cuts are also found on Epic/Legacy's 40-song, two-CD anthology Everybody Loves a Good Time! The Best of Major Lance. That compilation has a good number of decent non-hit tracks from the era such as "Sweet Music" and remains the preferred alternative unless you're on a strict budget, or the type of listener who finds it hard to hear more than a single disc's worth of an artist that you like but don't love. That's not to say the selection for this best-of isn't good, with 11 of the 16 songs coming from the pen of Curtis Mayfield.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2002
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261203694
  • Catalog Number: 369
  • Sales rank: 16,667

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Major Lance Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Curtis Mayfield Producer
Ted Cooper Producer
Billy Sherrill Producer
Roslav Szaybo Art Direction
Jo Mirowski Cover Design
Dave Godin Liner Notes
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