Persons in alphabetical order by last name A

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Vernon Abdool

 
Vocals on Miriam Makeba's 2003 European tour

Alejandro "Alex" Acua
(12 Dec 1944 - )

Peruvian drummer and percussionist. Learned trumpet and piano from his father. Appears on Harry Belafonte's album "Paradise In Gazankulu". Performs among others on the album  "Dreamwalkin' with Eric Tagg and the album "Heat, Dust an Dreams" with Johnny Clegg. More about Alex Acua HERE.

Tom Adams

 
Member of The Wayfarers 1963-1966

Gilbert E. Adkins

 
Vocal chorus on Harry Belafonte's "Angelique-O", "Cocoanut Woman", "Cordelia Brown", "Don't Ever Love Me", "Haiti Cherie", "Island in the Sun", "Mama Look A Bo Bo", "Scratch, Scratch",

Richard Adler
(3 Aug 1921 - )

 
Composer: "Acorn In The Meadow"

Larry Adler
(10 Feb 1914 - 7 Aug 2001)

Plays Harmonica, has recorded one album with some Belafonte-songs.

Alain Marie Agbo

 
Guitar on Miriam Makeba's 2003 European tour

Gloria Agostino

 
Harp on Harry Belafonte's album "Turn the World Around"

Fitzroy Alexander
(1926 - 26 Sep 1988)

 

Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Composer, also known under the name Lord Melody. G. Godwin Oyewole has made a list of all songs written by Fitzroy Alexander. Belafonte has recorded the following of his songs: "Mama Look A BoBo", New York Taxi", "Sweetheart From Venezuela"

Michael Alexander

 
Member of the Steel Band at Belafonte's Greek Theatre 1961
Percussion on Miriam Makeba's KL1274.

Hans Alfredsson
(28 Jun 1931 -)

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Swedish actor, comedian etc. Participates in "Matilda" on the Belafonte album "En Grnsls Kvll P Operan"

Bett Allan

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir 1955, performs on Harry Belafonte's "Noah", "Sylvie", "Take My Mother Home"

Jaqueline Allan

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir 1955, performs on Harry Belafonte's "In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', "Jump Down, Spin Around", "Noah", "Sylvie", "Take My Mother Home"

Sue Allen

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir 1955, performs on Harry Belafonte's "Noah", "Sylvie", "Take My Mother Home"

Angel Allende

 
Percussion on Harry Belafonte's album R4P5054. Can also be found on the album "Visions of a new world" with Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes. Together with Sivuca on VSD79337 and VSD79352.

Bobby Allende

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's album "Paradise In Gazankulu".

John Allison

 
Composer of "Tarrytown"

Laurindo Almeida
(2 Sep 1917 - 26 July 1995)

Born in Sao Paulo. Plays guitar on Harry Belafonte's album LSP2626, "Mary, Mary".  In 1948, he joined the Stan Kenton orchestra as a soloist. Since then, he has recorded more than one hundred records. Having been nominated 11 times for the Grammy, he won five awards. He has composed the complete scores to at least 10 major motion pictures, among them the Oscar winner The Old Man and the Sea (1958). He was nominated to the Oscar for composing the score for the 1970 animated short The Magic Pear Tree. Almeida was both a classical and a popular musician. Leonard Feather, jazz critic of the Los Angeles Times, credited Almeida with making bossa nova popular in the US in 1952, when the guitarist recorded Inquietao by Ary Barroso with Bud Shank.
Before arriving in the US, where he ended up becoming an American citizen in 1961, Almeida had a hard time in Brazil. Born in the interior of So Paulo, he had to sleep on the streets before reaching fame and glory performing at Radio Mayrink Veiga and with the orchestras of the big casinos. The "roaring forties" in Rio and the biography of this unusual musician in Brazil and in the US are the subject of the documentary that will be produced by the Brazilian company Telenews.
FolkLib Index for Laurindo Almeida

Peter Almquist

 
Guitar on Sivuca's album SNTF978

Ray Alonge

 
French horn on Harry Belafonte's recordings "Fifteen", "How Green Was My Valley #2", "I'm Going Away", "The Lord is My Shepherd",

Donald Alpers

 
Drums on Harry Belafonte's recordings "Jerry", "Man Smart #1 & #2", "Scarlet Ribbons #1", "Shenandoah #1",

Herb Alpert
(31 March 1935 - )

 
Together with Hugh Masekela on the albums SP728 and SP4727.
Coproducer of Letta Mbulu's album SP4688.

Herman Alpert

 
Bass on Harry Belafonte's recordings "Jerry", "Man Smart #1 & #2", "Scarlet Ribbons #1", "Shenandoah #1",

Ralph Alswang
(12 Apr 1916 - Feb 1979)

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Staging and lighting between 1957 and 1969 (or more) for Harry Belafonte.

Natan Alterman
(14 Aug 1910 - 28 March 1970)

 
Composer of: "Lyla, Lyla"

Jose Alves

 
Guitar on Harry Belafonte's album "Paradise In Gazankulu"

Martin Ambrose

 
Member of the DeCormier Singers.

Jacob Ander

 
Guitar on Chad Mitchell Trio's album KS3313, SR60891, SR60944, SR60992,
With the Mitchell Trio on SR61049, SR61067,

Hal Archer

 
Flute and Alto sax. Appears on Harry Belafonte's album "Turn the World Around"

Victor Arno

 
Violin on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "The Drummer And The Cook #2", "Hava Nageela #1", "Jamaica Farewell",

Vicki Arnold

 
Composer of: "Far Side Of The Hill"

Isaac Asante

 
Talking Drum, Percussion & Vocals on Hugh Masekela's album BTS62 and "Homecoming Concert"

Howard Ashman
(17 May 1950 - 14 March 1991)

 
Composer of: "Beauty And The Beast",

Antinnette Atkins

 
Former member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Walter Atkins

 
Former member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

William (Bill) Attaway
(11 Nov 1911 - 17 Jun 1986)

A close friend to Harry Belafonte and one of the persons that helped Belafonte start The Sage, a restaurant in Greenwich Village in 1951. After that he became composer and arranger for Belafonte. Has composed: "Angelique-O", "Day-O", "Hosanna", "The Jack-Ass Song", "Jump Down Spin Around", "Will His Love Be Like His Rum"

Patti Austin
(10 Aug 1950 - )

Quincy Jones' goddaughter. Sang on many of Quincy's records - including a duet with James Ingram.
Appeared with Harry Belafonte at O'Keefe Center 1969.
Also on Ralph McDonald's album "The Path".

Luiz Avellar
(7 April 1956 - )

Keyboards on Sivuca's album 302.7028 and SNTF942
More info HERE

Margaret Avery
(20 Jan 1944 - )

Performs in the movie "White Man's Burden"

David Axelrod
(17 April 1936 - )

 
String arrangements on Miriam Makeba's CD5506

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Updated: 31-jul-2016