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 126-139 of 139 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W80700 10-in. 4/6/1927 Where shall I be? Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver ; Hayes B. Withers Mixed vocal trio, with guitar vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80701 10-in. 4/6/1927 I'm gonna wait on the Lord Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver ; Hayes B. Withers Mixed vocal trio, with guitar vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80702 10-in. 4/6/1927 There's plenty room 'way in the Kingdom Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver ; Hayes B. Withers Mixed vocal trio, with guitar vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80703 10-in. 4/6/1927 I am happy in Jesus Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver ; Hayes B. Withers Mixed vocal trio, with guitar vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80704 10-in. 4/7/1927 Gonna ramble blues Sally Roberts Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80705 10-in. 4/7/1927 Teasing brown blues Sally Roberts Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80712 10-in. 4/9/1927 Cushion foot stomp Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80713 10-in. 4/9/1927 Take your black bottom outside Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80727 10-in. 4/13/1927 Guitar rag Sylvester Weaver Guitar solo composer  
OKeh W81292 10-in. 8/30/1927 Loving is what I crave Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, contralto, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W81293 10-in. 8/30/1927 Useless blues Sally Roberts ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W81294 10-in. 8/30/1927 Black hearse blues Sally Roberts ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W81295 10-in. 8/30/1927 Orn'ry blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W81317 10-in. 9/6/1927 The last time Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 126-139 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.

"Martin, Sara." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 January 2021.

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

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