Big Time Sarah

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Big Time Sarah
Birth name Sarah Streeter
Born (1953-01-31) January 31, 1953 (age 62)
Origin Coldwater, Mississippi, U.S.
Genres Blues
Occupation(s) Vocalist
Years active 1970s–present
Labels Delmark
Associated acts Sunnyland Slim

Big Time Sarah, (born January 31, 1953, Coldwater, Mississippi) is an American blues singer.


Sarah Streeter was raised in Chicago, Illinois, from early childhood, where she sang in gospel choirs in South Chicago churches.[1] At age 14, she began singing blues at the Morgan's Lounge Club, and in the 1970s she played with musicians such as Magic Slim, Buddy Guy, The Aces, Junior Wells, Johnny Bernard, and Erwin Helfer.[1][2]

Her experience playing with Sunnyland Slim led to her first solo release, a single released on his label, Airways Records.[1] Teamed with Zora Young and Bonnie Lee in 'Blues with the Girls', Sarah toured Europe in 1982 and recorded an album in Paris, France.[3] From 1989 she performed with a group called The Big Time Express. Since 1993 she has recorded for Delmark Records.


Studio Albums
Year Title Label
1985 Undecided Blues R&B Recording
1993 Lay It on 'em Girls Delmark
1996 Blues in the Year One-D-One Delmark
2001 A Million of You Delmark
Year Title Label
2001 Long Tall Daddy w/Sunnyland Slim Arcola Records
1982 Blues with the Girls Epm Musique


  1. ^ a b c Wynn, Ron. Big Time Sarah at Allmusic.
  2. ^ Santelli, Robert. The Big Book of Blues. Penguin, 1993, pp. 33-34. Google Books
  3. ^ Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books Limited. p. 195. ISBN 1-85868-255-X. 

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