Sarah is a founding member of Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles, with Patti La Belle and Nona Hendryx. there was a fourth member by name of Cindy Birdsong who later joined The Supremes. Patti La belle and The Blue Belles, later morphing into Labelle, becoming one of the 70’s groundbreaking funk band. Labelle’s international hit, “Lady Marmalade,” was produced by the legendary, late Allen Toussaint. Labelle was known for their outrageous stage costumes, and while dressing in their individual styles that collectively worked within their work. They were the forerunners of stage productions and epic productions. Labelle made history as the first and only African American female group that took their production of “Wear Something Silver” at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City and to other major theaters and Opera houses around the world. Labelle received Gold Albums and a number ! international hit with “Lady Marmalde.” Following the break up of the group, Sarah began a very eclectic music career and then inducted into The Rythm and Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame in 1999.
Sarah has recorded and performed live with some of the greatest names in the industry. The Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Laura Nyro, O’Jays, Wilson Pickett and Bo Diddley are among the many. She toured with Keith Richards and The X-Pensive Winos, appears on Richards’ lates CD, “Crosseyed Heart,” and has also written songs with Richards and Steve Jordan. Sarah recently appeared with both at the Apollo Theater for the Jazz Foundation of America’s salute to singer, Merry Clayton.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Sarah Dash is the daughter of a pastor and a nurse; the late Elder Abraham Dash and the late Mother Elizabeth Dash. Sarah is the seventh child in a family of thirteen children; and by the tender age of seven, music was already an integral part of her life. “When I was in second grade, my teacher complimented me on my voice and put me in the school’s Thanksgiving program,” she recalls. Sarah sang the standard, “With These Hands,” and hearing the applause, it was apparent to those who knew her, that music would be in her life forever. She was baptized at Trenton Church of Christ when she was thirteen years old; and has always maintained her love and deep commitment to the Lord. This is evidenced in her beautiful gospel CD, “The Seventh Child.”man.” Even a cursory glance at Sarah’s accomplishments (below) reveal a woman steeped in music.
After giving a very informational seminar at The College of New Jersey. Sarah was asked to work on a grant with professors to develop and create a course on Trenton Makes Music. They received the grant, Sarah is the Podcast host and consultant and will be giving more seminars for upcoming semester 2016.
Sarah Dash is also known for her disco dance music classics, “Sinner Man” and “Low Down Dirty Rhythm.” Sarah is also a songwriter, actress, producer and is known for her consultation abilities due to her knowledge is wisdom of the music business..
Soul Survivor, Humanitarian, Motivational Speaker, Actress, and Forever Musical. Sarah says, “This is a new time in my life. My love for God has sustained me through everything. I am now living in a world of opportunity and possibility……and it feels good.