Ian Levine asked me to pass on the following
Would you please post on Soul Source that Liz lands passed away this morning in Atlanta.
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Born Elizabeth Lands 1939 in The Georgia Sea Islands, grew up in New York City. Lands supposedly had a five octave vocal range started her Motown career before Gordy decided to make a name for her in the R&B/Pop market, sadly it wasn't to be. She had a brief career away from Motown before disappearing altogether until Ian Levine recorded her for his Motorcity label in the late 80's early 90's.
No more details are known at this time.
Discography (Thanks to Dave Rimmer's SoulfulKinda Music)
Liz Lands (Born 1939 in The Georgia Sea Islands, grew up in New York City . Married Tommy Brown in the early 1950's)
Divinity 99008 - Trouble In The Land / We Shall Overcome - 1963 (This Was Issued On Motown's Short Lived Gospel Label)
Liz Lands / Rev. Martin Luther King
Gordy 7023 - We Shall Overcome / I Have A Dream - 1963
Gordy 7026 - May What He Lived For Live - 1963 (One-Sided Promo - White Label)
Gordy 7026 - May What He Lived For Live / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands — 1963
Liz Lands & The Temptations
Gordy 7030 - Midnight Johnny* / Keep Me - 1964
*Originally Titled "Midnight Lover." A slightly faster version with different lyrics in some places does exist on a Motown Acetate.
One-Derful 4847 - One Man's Poison / Don't Shut Me Out — 1967
T & L 50 - Come In The Room / Someone Bigger Than You And I - ? (the T & L label was named after Liz and her husbands initials)
Liz Lands Paul Mitchell - Trio
T & L 201 - Silent Night (Part 1) / Silent Night (Part 2) (Instrumental) - 1967
T & L 1001 - Echo In The Background (Of My Broken Heart) / Qualify For My Love - 1968
T & L 1002 - Cotton Fields / Let It Be Me — 1968
T & L 118-68 - Let It Be Me / Cotton Fields /// Echo In The Background / Since I Met You Baby* - 1968 *duet with un-named vocalist.