Sara Martin

Sara Martin (June 18, 1884 – May 24, 1955) was an American blues singer, in her time one of the most popular of the classic blues singers. She was billed as "The Famous Moanin' Mama" and "The Colored Sophie Tucker". She made many recordings, including a few under the names Margaret Johnson and Sally Roberts.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 18th, 1884 (Louisville), Died May 24th, 1955 (Louisville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto, songwriter, composer, lyricist, leader, vocalist

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 139 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-71997 10-in. 11/2/1923 Guitar rag Sylvester Weaver Guitar solo songwriter  
OKeh S-71998 10-in. 11/2/1923 Roamin' blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, contralto, songwriter  
OKeh S-71999 10-in. 11/2/1923 Good-bye blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, contralto, lyricist  
OKeh S-72586 10-in. 5/29/1924 If I don't find my brown I won't be back at all Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with guitar (take A); with piano (take B) vocalist, contralto, songwriter  
OKeh S-72587 10-in. 5/29/1924 He's never gonna throw me down Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72592 10-in. June 1924 Too late now to get your baby back Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72593 Not documented June 1924 [Unknown title(s)] Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72825 10-in. 9/16/1924 Jug band blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72831 10-in. 9/19/1924 Jug band blues Sara Martin's Jug Band Instrumental trio leader  
OKeh S-72832 10-in. 9/16/1924 Don't you quit me, daddy Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, contralto, songwriter, leader  
OKeh S-72833 10-in. 9/16/1924 I got the crying blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, contralto, songwriter, leader  
OKeh S-72834 10-in. 9/19/1924 I ain't got no man Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, contralto, songwriter, leader  
OKeh S-72835 10-in. 9/22/1924 Blues, please go away Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, contralto, songwriter, leader  
OKeh S-72836 10-in. 9/22/1924 Come back, daddy, and ease my aching heart Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, contralto, songwriter, leader  
OKeh S-72837 10-in. 9/22/1924 I'm gonna be a lovin' old soul Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, contralto, songwriter, leader  
OKeh S-72838 10-in. 9/22/1924 Papa, papa blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, contralto, songwriter, leader  
OKeh S-72846 10-in. Sept. 1924 What kind'a man is you? Lemuel Fowler ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72847 10-in. Sept. 1924 Some blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72853 10-in. Sept. 1924 Old fashioned Sara blues Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72854 10-in. Sept. 1924 Sobbin' hearted blues Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72855 10-in. Sept. 1924 I'd rather be blue than green Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72856 10-in. Sept. 1924 Cage of apes Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72857 10-in. Sept. 1924 Things done got too thick Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh S-72858 10-in. Sept. 1924 Eagle Rock me, papa Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 73753 10-in. Nov. 1925 Down at the Razor Ball Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with cornet, trombone, and piano vocalist, contralto  
(Results 76-100 of 139 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Sara," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109156.

Martin, Sara. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109156.

"Martin, Sara." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109156

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