1981 Sarah Dash – Close Enough

Sarah Dash (born August 18, 1945) is a singer and actress. Her first notable appearance on the music scene was as a member of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles. Dash has had a full career, moving from singer, to songwriter, session musician, sideman for famous bands that include LaBelle, The Rolling Stones, and Keith Richards.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, she moved to Philadelphia in the mid-1960s where she got reacquainted with fellow adopted Philadelphian Nona Hendryx and Philadelphia natives Patricia “Patsy” Holte (AKA Patti LaBelle) and Sundray Tucker. In 1961, following the break-up of a rival girl group, Hendryx and Dash joined Holte and Tucker in “The Ordettes”. In 1961, Tucker was replaced by Philadelphia-born Cindy Birdsong and the quartet became The Bluebelles in 1962. The group changed their name again to Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles after Holte was advised to adapt the stage name of Patti Labelle. Among the Bluebelles hits including the doo-wop classic, “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman” and doo-wop-esque R&B ballads “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Danny Boy”, the top forty classic, “Down the Aisle”, the soul standard “All or Nothing” and their now-legendary rendition of “Over the Rainbow”, which LaBelle later transformed into a tour-de-force in her 1981 solo cover. Dash sings with a sharp soprano.


1  Only You Can Fill The Need (Patrick Henderson) 3:33
2  Close Enough (David Lasley, Willie Wilcox) 4:39
3  Leaving Again (Barry Fasman, Steve Sperry) 3:30
4  P.S. I Love You (Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer) 3:16
5  Paradise (Laura Taylor) 4:15
6  Somebody’s Angel (David Lasley, Willie Wilcox) 4:01
7  City Boy (Mark Jordan, Sue Sheridan) 3:26
8  My Friend (Lisa Ratner, Sue Sheridan) 3:29
9  God Bless You (Brenda Russell) 5:31



Bass Nathan East
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Carlos Rios
Keyboards Jai Winding
Keyboards Michael Boddicker
Sax David Sheer
Sax Tom Saviano
Trombone Lew McCreary
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Percussion Gary Coleman
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Ullanda McCullough
Background Vocals Yvonne Lewis

Other Musicians

1 Only You Can Fill The Need

Guitar Steve Lukather
Synthesizer Jai Winding

5 Paradise

Guitar Steve Lukather

6 Somebody’s Angel

Bass Neil Stubenhaus

7 City Boy

Guitar Dean Parks

8 My Friend

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Guitar David Wolfert
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews

9 God Bless You

Background Vocals Amy Hobish
Background Vocals David Wolfert
Background Vocals Dennis Ferrante
Background Vocals Frank Cousar

Liner Notes

Producer – David Wolfert
Producer (Executive) – Charles Koppelman
Arranged By (Rhythm And Strings) – Barry Fasman
Arranged By (Horns) – Barry Fasman
Arranged By (Horns) – David Wolfert
Contractor (Musical Contractor) – Frank Decaro
Coordinator (Production) – Linda Gerrity
Engineer (Assistant) – Chip Orlando, Sheridan Eldridge, Stewart Whitmore
Recorded By (Vocals) – Dennis Ferrante
Recorded By, Mixed By – John Arrias

Artwork (Lettering) – Georgina Paganakis
Design (Cover) – Allen Weinberg, Phyllis HB
Photography By – Jim Brewer

Produced for The Entertainment Company
Recorded and mixed at Sound Labs, Inc. Hollywood, CA
Additional recording: RCA Recording Studios, New York, NY
Mastered at The Mastering Lab, New York, NY