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Sarah Dash: Classic Soul 1979 Interview

2021 Introduction: The unexpected sad news of the passing of Sarah Dash, the accomplished singer/songwriter and dynamic performer whose musical incarnations included her tenure as a founding member of Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles in the ‘60s and the group Labelle in the ‘70s and as an artist in her own right prompts this revisit to David Nathan’s 1979 interview with Sarah on the eve of the release of her first solo album… The photo is of recording artist Keith Barrow, Sarah and Sylvester....

ALLEN TOUSSAINT: Classic Soul 1975 Interview

2020 introduction: New Orleans’ prolific music man Allen Toussaint had been experiencing a new level of success as the producer of the group Labelle’s 1974 album “Nighbirds” as well as the release of his own first LP as an artist in his own right. British music journalist (and future SoulMusic.com founder) David Nathan interviewed Allen (inducted posthumously into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame in 2020) on his first visit to New Orleans in 1975…