February 28, 1995
Rhythm & Blues, Pop-Soul, Chicago Soul, Soul, Northern Soul, Uptown Soul

Album Review

Delightful 40-song, double-CD compilation of Lance's best work for OKeh between 1962 and 1967, including all of the chart singles, quite a few misses and B-sides, five previously unreleased cuts, and some Curtis Mayfield songs from his debut LP. The later tracks, recorded after producer Carl Davis and songwriter Mayfield had moved on to other projects, suffer in comparison with Lance's 1963-65 output, as he tried to keep abreast of contemporary soul trends, especially Motown. For many listeners, a briefer best-of Lance compilation will suffice. But for soul fans, this is prime stuff, dominated by the classic Latin-influenced Chicago soul sound of the Davis-produced tracks.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Delilah
  2. Everytime
  3. Please Don't Say No More
  4. The Monkey Time
  5. Mama Didn't Know
  6. Keep on Loving You
  7. Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
  8. Hey Little Girl
  9. Crying in the Rain
  10. Little Young Lover
  11. You'll Want Me Back
  12. Gonna Get Married
  13. I'm the One Who Loves You
  14. Gotta Right to Cry
  15. Think Nothing About It
  16. That's What Mama Say
  17. Little Miss Lover [#]
  18. Play a Song for Me [#]
  19. It Ain't No Use
  20. Gotta Get Away [#]
  21. Ain't It a Shame
  22. Sweet Music
  23. Girls
  24. I Just Can't Help It
  25. Rhythm
  26. The Matador
  27. I'm So Lost
  28. Sometimes I Wonder
  29. Come See
  30. Get My Hat (Nothing Can Stop Me) [#]
  31. Too Hot to Hold
  32. Everybody Loves a Good Time
  33. Dark and Lonely
  34. Investigate
  35. It's the Beat
  36. Ain't No Soul (In These Old Shoes)
  37. Without a Doubt
  38. Don't Fight It [#]
  39. Wait Till I Get You in My Arms
  40. You Don't Want Me No More