Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2018 Grooveyard Great 88, we’ll share a video of one song that just missed the survey. Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of “The Grooveyard” on Saturday, December 29 from 7 PM to midnight. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“The Monkey Time” by Major Lance(1963)
There has been some dispute over Major Lance’s birth year; some sources claim he was born in 1941 or in 1942 (as Lance claimed). However, 1939 appears to be the correct year of birth. In the 1940 U.S. Census, there is a “Mager” Lance listed in Washington County, Mississippi, as the one-year-old son of Lucendy Lance, a widow. Lance’s gravestone also states he was born in 1939.
2017: not on survey, Highest Ranking: first year on survey
Come back each day as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here. Then join host Alan Seltzer on”The Grooveyard” for the Great 88 countdown on a special five-hour show Saturday, December 30 at 7 PM until midnight. Listen to “The Grooveyard” following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” each Saturday night at 7 PM on 88.1 FM on Long Island, by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or via the TuneIn app. or the 88.1 FM button on the WCWP app for Android or iPhones. You can also follow us on Twitter.
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