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Ms. Sandra St. Victor

R&B and Soul Singer

Family Stand LLC

HQ Phone: (530) 692-2227

Family Stand LLC

P.O. Box 156

Oregon House, California 95962

United States

Company Description

Family Stand is dedicated to providing shoppers with the highest quality online shopping experience. The original idea was to connect the ever-growing online consumer market with the abundant local supplier market comprised of excellent craftsmen, artisan... more

Background Information

Employment History

Recording Artist
Shanachie

Label Owner and Artist
Believe Digital

Artist, ARTIST
Chayz Lounge

Affiliations

Founder
Strategic Soul Ventures

Web References (66 Total References)


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Sandra St. Victor (2014)


Sandra St. Victor (2014) : Soulinterviews.com – The Home of Soul Interviews

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Sandra St. Victor (2014)
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Her name is Sandra St. Victor and there is no one quite like her.
Recognized for her multi-faceted artistry and vocal prowess by industry insiders and discerning music buyers alike, the Dallas-born singer-songwriter has been captivating audiences with her special blend of R&B, pop, rock, gospel and jazz for over a decade now, first as a member of the innovative trio known as The Family Stand from 1988 to 1993 and then as a soulstress in her own right via her much-treasured 1996 Warner Brothers set, "Mack Diva Saves The World"... Read more
Five years on, expressing a whole new level of creativity and confidence, Sandra released "Gemini: Both Sides," her much-anticipated follow-up album. Once again filled with songs that reflect the everyday realities of life, love and relationships, the record was a remarkable tour-de-force for this one-of-a-kind artist: "The album is based on the two sides of my Gemini nature: one side, with reality staring in my face which can sometimes be very bleak and hard; the other, which is the optimistic, upbeat, sacred part of me."
That music would become her chosen career was evident from an early age when, growing up in Dallas, Sandra began singing in church. Inspired and influenced by a diversity of music - from the jazz stylings of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson to the out-and-out funk of Rufus & Chaka Khan, The Ohio Players and Sly & The Family Stone along with the pop and rock of Elton John and Jimi Hendrix - Sandra's natural penchant for creativity found expression first at Arts Magnet School and then at the University of Kansas where she toyed with the idea of pursuing a career in opera: "like Miss Leontyne Price. But I realized that I would get bored because I couldn't create [with opera]... I didn't see enough potential for growth or development for myself creatively in that arena."
Opera's loss was a gain for other musical genres: back in Dallas, Sandra began performing with a local jazz group known as Laissez Faire whose line-up included late guitarist Zachary Breaux.
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As a member of Ayers' Ubiquity, Sandra traveled throughout the U.S., Europe and Africa and in 1984, after witnessing a gig in New York, Chaka Khan asked Sandra to come work with her not only as a background vocalist but as a contractor which meant auditioning and hiring other background singers to work with the legendary performer.
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As a member of Ayers' Ubiquity, Sandra traveled throughout the U.S., Europe and Africa and in 1984, after witnessing a gig in New York, Chaka Khan asked Sandra to come work with her not only as a background vocalist but as a contractor which meant auditioning and hiring other background singers to work with the legendary performer.
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Over the next three years, Sandra worked with Chaka as well as developing a deep friendship with her: "She brought a lot out of me, just about expressing what I really felt and thought and not being afraid of the consequences...
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In 1993, Sandra began working on what she expected would be her first solo album for Elektra Records but executive changes meant that the proposed record never surfaced. Free of her contract with the label, Sandra moved to Warner Brothers and in 1996, Sandra's brilliant "Mack Diva Saves The World" was released.
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Longtime friend Chaka Khan cut Sandra's "I'll Never Be Another Fool" for her 1998 set "Come 2 My House"
In 1998, Sandra helped secure a record deal for the group Profyle at Motown Records and the team cut her song "Lady" for their 1999 debut "Whispers In The Dark. In addition to consistent performances in and around New York at venues like Joe's Pub and S.O.B.'s, Sandra worked with good friend Pru on a promotional tour in 2000.
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In mid-2000, Sandra began work on "Gemini: Both Sides" in earnest: "I was disillusioned, disheartened and hurt that my 'baby' (the "Mack Diva" album) had been in a sense thrown out of the window... At one point, I thought of doing something else...maybe being a truck driver because I love to drive!
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After much dues-paying, Sandra St. Victor is ready to reap her rewards as a barrier-breaking musical trendsetter whose unique artistry puts her in a category of her very own. Because, when all's said and done, there is only one Mack Diva!
Biography courtesy of SoulTracks.com
The Official Website of Sandra St Victor
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01 - Sandra St. Victor - Rise (Mack Diva Saves The World, 1996) 02 - Sandra St. Victor - Holding Out (Gemini: Both Sides, 2001)
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03 - Sandra St. Victor - Spirit Talk (Oya's Daughter, 2013)
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04 - Sandra St. Victor - Fate's Laugh (Oya's Daughter, 2013)
Background music during the interview:
The Family Stand - Ghetto Heaven (Original Soul II Soul Remix with Jazzy B), The Family Stand - Avenue Lust, Ella Fitzgerald - Mack The Knife, Sandra St. Victor - Chocolate, Sandra St. Victor - Come Over, Krystol - Afyer The Dance Is Through (Original 12 Inch Mix), The Family Stand - Avenue Lust, Sandra St. Victor - Mack Diva, Sandra St. Victor - Presence, Sandra St. Victor - Grateful, Sandra St. Victor - Sugarfoot Is Dead, Sandra St. Victor - Stuff Momma Used To Say


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Over forty years later, I executive produced (with dad) a version of the song with R&B/Soul singer (Sandra St. Victor ) for the twenty-first century (produced by Tom Hammer and Leslie Lemmon).

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Family Stand's Sandra St Victor and Mark Adams are also on the Hideaway bill with Liston Smith and Jackson.


On the closing night of Out ...

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On the closing night of Out of Doors, Pardon Our Analysis: An All-Star Gathering for Gil Scott-Heron performed by the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra & Guests under the artistic direction of poet LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, brings together an all-star group of poets, writers and musicians, including Scott-Heron's longtime musical collaborator, flutist and keyboardist Brian Jackson, novelist Sapphire (Push), Native American soul singer Martha Redbone, The Last Poets' Abiodun Oyewole, The Family Stand's Sandra St. Victor, performance poet Carl Hancock Rux, A. Van Jordan, Gordon Voidwell, Hanifah Walidah, Willie Perdomo and more, to pay tribute to the legacy of the self-styled "bluesologist" who died last May.

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