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Born Victor I. Hoagland Sr., in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, to an Afro-Cuban father and an African American mother of American Indian descent, Lands formed a group at Roosevelt Junior High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey that was called TNB (The New Brunswick) Dynaflows.
His recording career spanned from the late 1950s on into the mid-1970s, recording a few duets with Lily Field. He made appearances in England shortly before his death in 2002, in Orange, New Jersey, following heart surgery.
His grandson is recording artist Jaheim.
- Ivory (unknown number) - Oo-Be-Do / You're Only Young Once - 1959
- Judi 054 - (I'm Gonna) Cry Some Tears / Lighted Windows - 1961
- ABC-Paramount 10171 - (I'm Gonna) Cry Some Tears / Lighted Windows - 1961
- MGM K-13041 - My Tears Are Dry / It's Gonna Be Morning - 1961
- MGM K-13062 - Goodnight Irene / It Ain't Easy As That - 1961
- ABC-Paramount 10392 - Tender Years / I'm Yours - 1963
- Atlantic 2217 - Baby Come On Home / Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand (Backing vocals by Cissy Houston, Dee Dee Warwick and Judy Clay - Eric Gale on guitar) - 1964
- Laurie 3349 - Theme From The Other Side / Friends And Lovers Don't Go Together - 1966
- Laurie 3361 - Theme From The Other Side / September - 1967
- Laurie 3372 - Yesterday / Forever In My Heart- 1967
- Laurie 3381 - The Next In Line / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (Backing vocals by The Chiffons) - 1967
- Laurie 3463 - Two Years And A Thousand Tears (Since I Left Augusta) / White Gardenia - 1968
With Lily Fields
- Stardust 028 - I'm Yours / The Tender Years - 1963
- Spectrum 116 - Beautiful Music / Crying Candle - 1969
- Spectrum 118 - Sweet Soul (Brother) / A Boy In A Man's World - 1970
- Spectrum 122 - Do You Know What Life Is All About / Why Didn't You Let Me Know - 1972
- Spectrum 129 - Reminisce / Why Didn't You Let Me Know - 1972
- Spectrum 130 - A Man Ain't No Stronger Than His Heart / Do It Twice - 1972
- Paramount 0232 - Mary Ann / Pledging My Love - 1973
- Spectrum 140 - The Bell Ringer / (Instrumental) - 1976
In popular culture
Lands' recording of Lighted Windows was played over the end titles of Season 4, Episode 8 of Orange Is the New Black in June 2016.
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