Sarah Dash, the legendary R&B singer who rose to fame as part of the label group in the 1970s, has died. He was 76 years old.
The label’s promoter has confirmed Dash’s death Diversity. Trenton, NJ Mayor Reed Guscoria also shared the news on his Facebook page: “Our resident legend and Trenton’s first music ambassador Sarah Dash has died সাথে with Sarah. What Sarah created was beautiful music that was refined by lifelong experiences and countless contributions to the arts and community. What the world takes is the timeless inspiration of a woman who touched the highest peak of the stars and never forgot where she came from.
Outside of the label, Dash has given his smooth voice recordings and live shows of some of the biggest music artists including Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Steve Wonder, Laura Nairo, Alice Cooper, The Oz, Wilson Pickett, Bow Didley and more. He also had a lucrative solo career, seeing success in songs such as “Sinar Man” in 1978 and “Low Down Dirty Rhythm” in 1983.
Born in Trenton, Dash began singing gospel music as the daughter of a priest. After moving to Philadelphia in the sixties, Dash met Petty Labelle, Cindy Birdsong, and Nona Hendrix, and the fourth soon formed Bluebells, which later became Patty Labelle and Bluebells. In 1967, Birdsong left the team to join the Supreme and the trio changed their names to the label. After signing on Warner Bros. Records, the label released its first self-titled album in 1971, followed by “Moon Shadow” in 1972. Phoenix “and” chameleon. “Lady Marmalade”, the single from “Nightbirds”, has proved to be the most successful song of the group, topping the Billboard Hot 100 and gaining international acclaim.
After the label broke in 1977, Dash began a solo career. His first album was released in 1978, led by the disco hit “Sinner Man”. Dash will release three more solo albums: “Oh La La, Sarah Dash” in 1980, “Close Enough” in 1983, and “You’re All I Need” in 1988. Sung on Richards and the Rolling Stones’ 1989 album “Still Wheels”.
Dash then went on to produce one-female shows such as “Dash of Diva” and “Sarah: One Woman” in the 90’s and finally reunited with the label in 1995 for the dance hit “Turn It Out”. In 2008, the label reunited and released another album, “Back to Now”, produced by Lenny Kravitz and Wyclef Jean, among others. Dash was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 and served as Trenton’s music ambassador, where he advocated for the expansion of the performing arts in the city.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, the label paid tribute to Dash: “We were on stage together on Saturday and it was a powerful and special moment! Blessed with benefits. And I can always count on my back! She was Sarah … a loyal friend and a voice for those who didn’t. She was a true giver … always serving, always her talent and Shared his time.