Soul Fantasy

Monday, June 22, 2009

Major Lance - I wanna go home 1983

Born Major Lance on April 4, 1941, in Winterville, Mississippi; died on September 3, 1994, in Decatur, GA.
Singer Major Lance had several songs in the top ten during the 1960s. He was noted for his sweet, warm voice, and in his heyday his record sales were second only to those of the Impressions. However, Lance did not keep pace with the changes in soul music, and although he tried to make a comeback in the 1970s, his career faltered.
However, in 1978 he was convicted of selling cocaine, and as a result spent several years in prison. After being released from prison he recorded an album entitled “The Major’s Back” on Kat Family Records in 1983. In his new effort, he was helped by Tommy Stewart. String and horn arrangement by Tommy Stewart. Produced by himself and Michaels L. Sullivan. I have chosen track entitled "I wanna go home".

After this album, he began playing in beach clubs on the Carolina coast. In 1987 Lance suffered a heart attack, which prevented him from re-launching his career. Lance played at the Chicago Blues Festival in 1994; this turned out to be his last show. He died of heart failure on September 3, 1994, at the age of 55.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full.

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