Major Lance - All-nighter
Finally he came, he must have been Umin’
and R – in’ about it since his ‘Um um um
um um’ had been copied and made a
hit in England by that bloke from Stockport –
Wayne Fontana, when he still had
the Mindbenders as his backing group. Appeared at the Wheel on Saturday 16th of February in 1963.
Major Lance was a discovery and a protégé of Curtis
Mayfield’s and he wrote Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um – he just moaned but it did make
sense to us
‘Wheelgoers’ we dug out the original. Then
we dug ‘Rhythm’ and the ‘Monkey Time’ and guess what we had these
45’s in 1963 – o.k. - maybe
64 but long, long before some people ‘discovered’
the man in 69!
PUT IN RHYTHM LABEL ETC
‘RHYTHM’ was simply HUGE in 1964 at the first Twisted
Wheel, everyone danced to it and ‘The Monkey Time’ and sang
out the lyrics too.
‘There’s a place right across town whenever
Were the people gather round whenever there ready
And the music begins to play
And automatically your on your way….
Are you ready
What’s that sound?
There can be no Beat without Rhythm
Of course brilliant songs written by the
equally brilliant Mr Curtis Mayfield and Major Lance was curtsies
discovery and protégé.
‘Aint No Soul (In These Old Shoes)’
‘Hey Little Girl’
‘I’m So Lost’
‘It’s the Beat’
‘Sometimes I Wonder’