Sarah Dash who sang on ‘Lady Marmalade’ with Labelle, dies

NEW YORK – Singer Sarah Sprint, who co-launched the all-woman group Labelle — finest identified for the raucous 1974 strike “Lady Marmalade” — has died. She was 76.

Patti Labelle and Nona Hendryx accomplished the trio. They introduced Dash’s dying Monday on social media. No bring about of death was disclosed.

“We spoke a musical language, tunes suggests it greatest. Singing introduced us jointly,” wrote Hendryx.

“Sarah Sprint was an awesomely proficient, lovely and loving soul who blessed my existence and the lives of so lots of some others in extra methods than I can say,” Labelle wrote. “Rest in electricity my pricey sister.”

Dash originally started in the team The Ordettes, right before it morphed into The Bluebells and then into Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. In the early 1970s, they shortened it to Labelle, adjusted their outfits and veered towards funk, with all three customers singing lead and qualifications.

They made gospel-soul handles of rock songs, and their unique tunes bundled the ballad “Can I Discuss to You Right before You Go to Hollywood?” “Morning Considerably Better” and “Touch Me All Above.”


But the group’s best-acknowledged tune was “Lady Marmalade,” a song about New Orleans sexual intercourse workers from their 1974 album “Nightbirds.”

“Lady Marmalade” arrived at No. 1 on equally the Billboard Scorching 100 and Sizzling Soul Singles (now Incredibly hot R&B/Hip-Hop Tunes). It was voted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 and appears in each Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie “Moulin Rouge” and the Broadway musical impressed by the film.

Labelle disbanded in 1976. Dash, a indigenous of New Jersey, ongoing carrying out as a solo singer, releasing many albums about the years. She wrote new music with Keith Richards and toured with the Rolling Stones.

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