R.I.P. soul singer and Aretha backup Sandra Feva

(June 27, 2020) She is another in the line of talented singers who made the 1970s a tremendous decade for soul music. Today we say a sad goodbye to vocalist Sandra Feva.

Born as Sandra Richardson, Feva may be best known for her work as a background singer for Aretha Franklin, Parliament, and Prince. But she also moved to the front of the stage for several albums in the 70s and early 80s on multiple labels. And what a voice! Compared at times to Aretha or perhaps even more, Gladys Knight, she had the talent to be a star.

“Tell ‘Em I Heard It” was a top 40 hit in 1981, and followed more regional success with “Love To Be Your Woman,”, “I Feel A Song” and “The Need to Be.” Feva continued to record sporadically into the late 80s, and charted last in 1987 with “Here Now,” as she focused more on her work supporting other artists.

We say a prayer of thanks today for the contributions of Sandra Feva, and remember her greatness.

(June 27, 2020) She is another in the line of talented singers who made the 1970s a tremendous decade for soul music. Today we say a sad goodbye to vocalist Sandra Feva.

Born as Sandra Richardson, Feva may be best known for her work as a background singer for Aretha Franklin, Parliament, and Prince. But she also moved to the front of the stage for several albums in the 70s and early 80s on multiple labels. And what a voice! Compared at times to Aretha or perhaps even more, Gladys Knight, she had the talent to be a star.

“Tell ‘Em I Heard It” was a top 40 hit in 1981, and followed more regional success with “Love To Be Your Woman,”, “I Feel A Song” and “The Need to Be.” Feva continued to record sporadically into the late 80s, and charted last in 1987 with “Here Now,” as she focused more on her work supporting other artists.

We say a prayer of thanks today for the contributions of Sandra Feva, and remember her greatness.

 
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