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Major Lance - The Monkey Time album

Major Lance - The Monkey Time album
  • Performer Major Lance
  • Title The Monkey Time
  • Date of release 1963
  • Country US
  • Style Vocal, Soul, Rhythm & Blues
  • Genre Soul / Pop
  • Size MP3 1771 mb
  • Size FLAC 1393 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 856

Major Lance (April 4, 1939, 1941 or 1942 – September 3, 1994) was an American R&B singer. After a number of US hits in the 1960s, including "The Monkey Time" and "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um", he became an iconic figure in Britain in the 1970s among followers of Northern soul. Although he stopped making records in 1982, Major Lance continued to perform at concerts and on tours until his death in 1994.

This song is by Major Lance. This song has been covered by The Tubes under the title "The Monkey Time". There's a place right across town whenever you're readyWhere people gather round whenever they're readyAnd then the music begins to playYou feel a groove coming on its way. Are you ready (are you ready)Well, you get yours 'cause I got mineFor the Monkey Time (Monkey Time)(Monkey Time).

Major Lance was an American R&B singer born in Mississippi and raised in Chicago. Lance sang with various gospel groups before signing his first recording contract with Mercury records in 1959. His first Mercury single "I Got A Girl" was written and produced by Curtis Mayfield, a high school contemporary, but Lance’s career was not truly launched until he signed with OKeh Records three years later. In July 1963 Okeh released "The Monkey Time" which was another Curtis Mayfield composition.

The Monkey Time (2:45). Overview (current section). The Ultimate Sixties Collection.

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The Best of Major Lance. The Monkey Time Lyrics. The Monkey Time is found on the album Everybody Loves a Good Time!: The Best of Major Lance. Found on more albums: Curtis Mayfield's Chicago Soul Swingin' with the Major The Very Best of Major Lance The Best of Major Lance. Major Lance – The Monkey Time. Time (Monkey Time) Ah, do the Monkey, yeah Give me a big strong line You're lookin' real fine. Lyrics submitted by bnsfjordan. The Monkey Time" as written by Curtis Mayfield. The Monkey Time song meanings.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Monkey Time
Written-By – C. Mayfield*
A2 Mama Didn't Know
Written-By – C. Mayfield*
A3 Watusi
Written-By – J. Johnson*, L. Temple*, S. Hall*
A4 The Bird
Written-By – C. Davis*, D. Smith*, R. Parker*
A5 Pride And Joy
Written By – N. Whitfield*Written-By – M. Gaye*, W. Stevenson*
A6 Delilah
Written-By – C. Mayfield*
B1 Land Of A Thousand Dances
Written-By – C. Kenner*
B2 Hitchhike
Written-By – C. Paul*, M. Gaye*, W. Stevenson*
B3 Soldierboy
Written-By – C. Mayfield*
B4 Just One Look
Written-By – D. Payne*, G. Carroll*
B5 What's Happening
Written-By – Whelock Bisson
B6 Keep On Loving You
Written-By – C. Mayfield*


  • Liner Notes – E. Rodney "Madlad" Jones*


High Fidelity Okeh A Product Of CBS Monaural OKM-12105
Liner notes: E. Rodney "Madlad" Jones Radio Station WVON Chicago, Illinois

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A): XEM-75363-1L
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B): XEM-75364-1A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OKS 14105 Major Lance The Monkey Time ‎(LP) Okeh OKS 14105 US 1963
OKM 12105 Major Lance The Monkey Time ‎(LP, Mono) Epic OKM 12105 Canada 1963
OKM 12105 Major Lance The Monkey Time ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Okeh OKM 12105 US 1963
OKS 14105 Major Lance The Monkey Time ‎(LP) Epic OKS 14105 Canada 1963