Around these parts we ride hard with the Soulful Songstress Sandra St. Victor from her work with The Family Stand to solo projects… so when the new audio goodness hits the inbox there’s only one thing to do: share it with the fam! Make sure you keep ears open for the new project and Shanachie debut Oya’s Daughter from Sandra St. Victor’s due out on September 24th. The Dallas born, Holland based singer and songwriter has recorded with Curtis Mayfield and toured alongside such artists as Roy Ayers, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ziggy Marley. Her own songs have been recorded by everyone from Prince and Common to Chaka Khan and Tina Turner.
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No Plan B feat The Family Stand Performing The Great John Coltrane’s Composition…Naima…. (Sandra St Victor- vocals Peter Lord- Piano V.Jeffrey Smith- soprano sax.)
When something sounds/feels good don’t you have to tell someone about it?
I think far too often we sit back and wait for a corporate brand to tell us what sounds/feels good. But I’ll take the word of a human brand any day because most often(depending upon the person) the human brand is motivated by how an experience feels emotionally. Personally, I enjoyed the 5:34 of this track so much that I have played it three times while writing this post. Isn’t that how you really get to know someone? Don’t you have to spend time with them? Don’t you learn something new from each experience?
I’m sure this will be the first of many encounters that I will have with this wonderful arrangement of “Naima” I’m looking forward to getting know more about her.
That’s why I had to post this track from The Family Stand’s latest project In A 1,000 Years. TFS is giving us some food for thought here… what a powerful statement they are making by including this on their album in 2010, when Bach died in 1750. People make music today and we can’t remember it 3 weeks later, let alone almost 300 years later.
I had the pleasure recently of interviewing The Family Stand- Peter Lord, Sandra St. Victor, and V. Jeffrey Smith- what a great time I had! I strongly suggest that if you have not picked up a copy of their latest project In A Thousand Years that you do so here.
In this interview we talk about the state of music past, present and future and what’s on the horizon for The Family Stand individually and collectively. Special thanks to Rob Fields from boldaslove.us for hooking up the interview!
GFM Fam should be well acquainted with the great body of work that Sandra St. Victor has produced throughout her entire career. Here’s something else you can add to that list in the form of the video for the track “At My Spheres”. Special out as always to Fiona Bloom for helping to keep us in the know with great musical content.
Ok, this is the part where I suggest some music that you need to listen to. Not that I’m not always doing that, but some music is like a sweet confection and then, some music…is like organic vegetables. I’m going to put this new offering from The Family Stand into the vegetable category.
For those of you not familiar with The Family Stand the band is comprised of Peter Lord, Sandra St. Victor and V. Jeffrey Smith. The band saw their greatest commercial success with the release of the single “Ghetto Heaven” in 1990. The hook to “Ghetto Heaven” was re-interpolated by Common for his 2001 track “Geto Heaven”.