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 101-125 of 139 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 73754 10-in. Nov. 1925 Mournful blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with cornet, trombone, and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 73755 10-in. Nov. 1925 Georgia stockade blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with cornet, trombone, and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 73759 10-in. Nov. 1925 Forget me not blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with cornet, piano, and harmonica vocalist, contralto, songwriter  
OKeh 73760 10-in. Nov. 1925 Nobody knows and nobody cares blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with cornet, piano, and harmonica vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 73761 10-in. 11/12/1925 Give me just a little of your time Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with cornet, piano, and harmonica vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 73773 10-in. 11/23/1925 I'm gonna hoodoo you Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist, contralto, songwriter  
OKeh 73774 10-in. 11/23/1925 Your going ain't giving me the blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist, contralto, songwriter  
OKeh 73775 10-in. 11/23/1925 What more can a monkey woman do Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 73778 10-in. 11/24/1925 Some of these mornings Harry's Happy Four ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 73779 10-in. 11/24/1925 Yes sir, that's my baby Harry's Happy Four ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 73780 10-in. 11/24/1925 Alabamy bound Harry's Happy Four ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74062 10-in. 3/24/1926 You don't want me, honey Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74063 10-in. 3/24/1926 That dance called "messin' around" Eddie Heywood ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74064 10-in. 3/24/1926 The last time Eddie Heywood ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74065 10-in. 3/24/1926 Don't never figure Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74066 10-in. 3/24/1926 What's the matter now? Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74067 10-in. 3/24/1926 I want every bit of it—I don't like it second hand Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74072 10-in. 3/25/1926 Brother Ben Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74073 10-in. 3/25/1926 The prisoner's blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74074 10-in. 3/25/1926 Careless man blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74075 10-in. 3/25/1926 How could I be blue Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74335 10-in. 9/5/1926 A glass of beer, a hot dog, and you Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74336 10-in. 9/5/1926 Look out, Mr. Jazz Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74337 10-in. 9/5/1926 Numbers on the brain Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 74338 10-in. 9/5/1926 Shipwrecked blues Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
(Results 101-125 of 139 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Sara," accessed January 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109156.

Martin, Sara. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109156.

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