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Major Lance 45 Surprise Label Country & Year Of Origin?

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I have this on the Surprise label in Stereo. I was wondering from what country it came from? I think it might be Belgian but all the writing on the sleeve and record label is in English inc the usual legal stuff about unauthorised recording. I know the Contempo issue is 70s but is from around the same time or later? 'How' is great by the way. Nice pic of The Major who I was lucky enough to see in 73/4 at the Colwyn Bay pier!

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i just got this recently but don't know where i put it, can't find it to look at it. i think it's a late 70s UK thing. i'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong.

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Guest Dave Turner

Down in 45 cat as Belgium. Although the Major 45 isn't listed you can see the obvious similarity with The Ad Libs, Bob & Earl etc

http://www.45cat.com/label/surprise

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Some people on my radio show were requesting major lance and I wanted to always have a best-of type CD around so I could play it. I stole one, it was a torrent for some japanese best of CD from the early 80s. I used it that day to play someone's request on the radio and it was a totally different version that I had never heard before. It had the same sound / style of the Okeh recordings but I think it was actually an artist rerecording from the 80s. Anyone know this CD? It was interesting because I would think there would be some northern interest, I think he had recorded some tracks that he may not have recorded initially or that were different sounding and would be of possible interest. No synthesizers or anything like that.

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think the contempo one isnt from belgium bro, thort it wor french or dutch :g:

it has the `sabam` thingy on also...will have to dig it out and have a better look but i`m sure it is.....the supreme one is a bit later even tho it say 74 on record

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