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).
I guess the Monkey Time is a dance. Major Lance is magnificent. You can find a video on line of him performing it live on the old TV Show, ShinDig. Love Major Lance, this song has a great beat, and easy to dance to. Thank you very much.
The Monkey Time (2:45). Overview (current section).
Major Lance: best 2 tracks. Major Lance - Don't Fight It The Essential Major Lance, 1995 02:23. Major Lance - Wait Till I Get You in My Arms The Essential Major Lance, 1995 02:27.
Single by Major Lance. from the album The Monkey Time. Mama Didn't Know" Laura Nyro and Labelle released a version of the song as a medley with "Dancing in the Street" on their 1971 album Gonna Take a Miracle.
|The Monkey Time||2:46|
|Mama Didn't Know||2:42|
|Pride And Joy||2:18|
|Land Of A Thousand Dances||2:25|
|Just One Look||2:20|
|Keep On Loving You||2:04|
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|OKM-12105||Major Lance||The Monkey Time (LP, Album, Mono, Promo)||Okeh||OKM-12105||US||1963|
|OKM 12105||Major Lance||The Monkey Time (LP, Mono)||Epic||OKM 12105||Canada||1963|