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The Floats (members Major Lance, Otis Leavill, Barbara Tyson and ? (female))

? - When Johnny Comes Marching Home*Lover1958 ~ 1959 (apparently a demo exists of this recording) *lead Major Lance. **lead Otis Leavill.

Major Lance (born 4-April-1939 or 1942 in Winterville, Mississippi, died 3-September-1994 at his home in Decatur, Georgia. Cause: He died in his sleep, he suffered a heart attack in 1987 and was nearly blind from glaucoma)

Mercury 71582 - I Got A Girl / Phyllis - 1959 (backed by The Impressions)

The Ideals (members Reggie Jackson, Leonard Mitchell, Wes Spraggins, Robert Tharp, Sam Stewart and (possibly) Major Lance)

Checker 920 - Knee Socks / Mary's Lamb - 1959

Johnny Brantley & The Ideals (members Johnny Brantley, Reggie Jackson, Leonard Mitchell, Wes Spraggins, Robert Tharp, Sam Stewart and (possibly) Major Lance)

Checker 979 - Knee Socks / Mary's Lamb – 1961

The Ideals (members Reggie Jackson, Leonard Mitchell, Robert Tharp, Sam Stewart and Major Lance?)

Paso 6401 - Together / What's The Matter With You Sam – 1961
Paso 6402 - Magic / Teens - 1961 (Major Lance departs) 

Major Lance

Okeh 7168 - Delilah* / Everytime - 1962 *Recorded 14-September-1962.
Okeh 7175 - Monkey Time* / Mama Didn't Know - 1963 *Recorded 5-August-1963.
Okeh 7181 - Hey Little Girl* / Crying In The Rain - 1963 *Recorded 14-August-1963.
Okeh 7187 - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um* / Sweet Music - 1964 *Recorded 14-August-1963.
Okeh 7191 - The Matador* / Gonna Get Married - 1964 (backing vocals by Billy Butler & The Chanters) *recorded 6-February-1964. 
Okeh 7197 - It Ain't No Use / Girls - 1964
Okeh 7200 - Think Nothing About It* / It's Alright - 1964 *Recorded 18-October-1963.
Okeh 7203 - Rhythm* / Please Don't Say No More - 1964 *Recorded 11-June-1964.
Okeh 7209 - Sometimes I Wonder / I'm So Lost – 1964
Okeh 7216 - Come See / You Belong To Me My Love - 1965 (in 1965 Major Lance did a U.K. tour -- his backing band was Bluesology, whose pianist was Reg Dwight a.k.a Elton John!)
Okeh 7223 - Ain't It A Shame / Gotta Get Away* - 1965 *also recorded in 1964 by Billy Butler & The Chanters on
Okeh 7226 - Too Hot To Hold / Dark And Lonely – 1965
Okeh 7233 - I Just Can't Help It / Everybody Loves A Good Time – 1965
Okeh 7250 - Investigate / Little Young Lover – 1966
Epic / Memory Lane 5-2221 - The Monkey Time / Um Um Um Um Um Um - 1966
Epic / Memory Lane 5-2242 - Hey Little Girl / The Matador – 1966
Okeh 7255 - The Beat / You'll Want Me Back – 1966
Okeh 7266 - I /Ain't No Soul (In These Old Shoes)* - 1967 (Some Copies Issued With A Picture Cover)
Okeh 7284 - You Don't Want Me No More / Wait 'Til I Get You In My Arms - 1967 
Okeh 7298 - Without A Doubt / Forever – 1968
Dakar 1450 - Do The Tighten Up / I Have No One – 1968
Dakar 608 - Follow The Leader / Since You've Been Gone – 1969
Dakar 612 - Sweeter As The Days Go By / Shadows Of A Memory – 1969
Curtom 1953 - Stay Away From Me (I Love You Too Much) / Gypsy Woman - 1970
Curtom 1956 - Must Be Love Coming Down / Little Young Lover – 1971
Volt 4069 - Girl Come On Home / Since I Lost My Baby's Love – 1971
Volt 4079 - I Wanna Make Up / That's The Story Of My Life – 1972
Volt 4085 - Ain't No Sweat / Since I Lost My Baby's Love – 1972
Playboy 6017 - Um Um Um Um Um Um* / Last Of The Red Hot Lovers - 1974 *New Version.
Playboy 6020 - Sweeter As The Days Go By / Wild And Free – 1975
Osiris 001 - You're Everything I Need / (Instrumental) - 1975 (the record label Osiris was a joint venture by Major Lance and Booker T. & The MG's drummer Al Jackson, after Al Jackson was murdered on 1-October-1975 (he was shot to death by two burglers at his Memphis home after returning from a telecast of the third Mohammad Ali / Joe Frazier boxing match) Major Lance folded the company)
Osiris 002 - I've Got A Right To Cry / You Keep Coming To Me – 1975
Columbia 10488 - Come On Have Yourself A Good Time / Come What May* - 1977 *also recorded in 1975 by John Gary Williams on Truth 3227.
Soul 35123f - I Never Thought I'd Be Losing You / I Never Thought I'd Be Losing You - 1978 (promo issue only)
Soul 35123 - I Never Thought I'd Be Losing You / Chicago Disco - 1978 (Major Lance was arrested for cocaine possesion in 1978 and had to serve a three-year prison sentence)
Kat Family 03024 - I Wanna Go Home / (Instrumental) - 1982 (back-up vocals by Freddie Grace & The Rhinestones)
Kat Family 04182 - Are You Leaving Me / Are You Leaving Me - 1982 (12" Single)
Kat Family 04185 - I Wanna Go Home / Are You Leaving Me – 1982
Gusto 2042 - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um / The Monkey Time - ?

The Ideals / The Sonics

Collectables Col 034647 - Knee Socks / This Broken Heart* - ? *flip by The Sonics.

Updates by Neil, and B J Bryant