Persons in alphabetical order by last name M

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Lemmy "Special" Mabaso

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

Ewan MacColl
(25 Jan 1915 - 22 Oct 1989)

 
Born Jimmy Miller, Ewan probably had as much influence on British folk music as Pete Seeger did on American. Born in Scotland and later living in London, Ewan was originally a playwright during the 40s, but during the early 50s turned to promoting British traditional music during the folk revival in the UK. In the late 50s, he and his wife Peggy Seeger collaborated on a series of radio-ballad productions for the BBC, from which we get legions of his fine compositions. He was an active collector of songs, and he and Peggy have published a number of ballad books, both of collected songs and their own works. He is best known as a songwriter with dozens of great songs, (many of which were co-written with Peggy) of which "The First Time Ever", "Shoals of Herring", "Sweet Thames Flow Softly", "Dirty Old Town", and "Ballad of Springhill" are just a few.

Ralph MacDonald
(15 March 1944 - 18 Dec 2011)

 
Was a percussionist from Trinidad. Appears on Harry Belafonte's albums LSP2574, LSP3415, LSP3420, LSP4521, LSO6009 and with Miriam Makeba on KL1274. Well known for his song "Calypso Breakdown" on the multi-million selling soundtrack album by the Bee Gees "Saturday Night Fever", starring John Travolta. Composer of: "Chinita", "Elegant Donkey", "Mango, Cocoanut, Sugar Cane", "Season For Carnival", 
His own album "The Path"

Melissa MacKay

 
Member of the Johnny Mann Singers of today.

Samuel MacKelton

 
Vocalist. Appeared with Harry Belafonte on the 1993 and the 1995 European Tour. Also on the album "An Evening With Belafonte And Friends"

Jean Madubane

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

Ringo Madlingozi

 
Percussion & Tablas on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Marks Makwane

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

Debbie Malone

 
Vocal on Harry Belafonte's video "Don't Stop The Carnival".

Ngwako Manamela

 
Vibraphone on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Floyd Manana

 
Acoustic Guitar on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Arnold Manchester

 
Librarian and percussion on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma #1", "The Drummer And The Cook #2", "Eden Was Just Like This", "Hava Nageela #1", "Jamaica Farewell", "Mary's Boy Child", "Merci Bon Dieu", "Once Was", "When The Saints Go Marching In"

Jabu Mangubane

 
Trombone on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Barry Mann
(9 Feb 1939 - )

 
Composer of "Women"

Sara Mann

Vocalist. Appeared with Harry Belafonte on the 1998 European Tour and the 2003 European tour.
Welcome to Sara's own homepage.

David Marandia

 
Sound engineer on Harry Belafonte's 1998 European Tour.

Gunilla Marcus-Luboff

 
From Sweden, was married to Norman Luboff.

Charles Margulis

 
Trumpet on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Acorn In The Meadow", "The Blues is Man 1", "The Blues is Man 2", "Hold'em Joe", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Pretty As A Rainbow"

Antonio Marizand

 
Composer of: "A Day In The Life Of A Fool" (Maña De Carnival)

Eugene Mark

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

Richie Marrero

 
Keyboards, vocals on Harry Belafonte's album "Paradise In Gazankulu"

Esther Marrow

 
Appeared with Belafonte 1966 on the album BEL1

Audrey Marsh

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Kukla-Mu", "Matilda #1", "Venezuela #2"

Harry Martin

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Jane Martin

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Delia", "Kalenda Rock", "Kukla-Mu", "Matilda #1", "The Drummer And The Cook #1",  "The Fox", "Venezuela #2"

Kelly Martin

 
Drums on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Brown Skin Girl", "Dolly Dawn", "I Do Adore Her", "Jamaica Farewell", "Melda Massi",

Ronnie Martin

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

Uta Martin

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Vivian Martin

 
Member of the DeCormier Singers.

Modesto Doran Martinez

 
Conga on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Baby Darlin'", "Hello Everybody", "Man Smart #3", "Scarlet Ribbons #1", "Troubles", "Waterboy"

Richard Martinez

 
Keyboard on Harry Belafonte's 1981 European Tour.

Hugh Masekela
(4 April 1939 - )

Click here for a complete discography .
Born in South Africa. Plays trumpet. Has been married to Miriam Makeba. Appears on LSP2574 and with Makeba on KL1274 and LSP2845. Also on the video Graceland. With Ralph McDonald on "The Path". Conducts the orchestra on LSP3321. Composer of African Convention

Spokes Mashiyane

 
Performs on Miriam Makeba's album FLP1358.

Benedict Mayers

 
Composer of "Gomen Nasai"

Thembile Michael Masoka

 
Bass guitar on Harry Belafonte's album "Paradise In Gazankulu".

James Mason
(15 May 1909 - 27 July 1984)

Performs in the movie "Island In The Sun"

David Masondo

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

Victor Masondo

 
Arranger and Producer of Miriam Makeba's album "Eyes On Tomorrow".

A. Materazzi

 
Saxophone on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Hava Nageela #2", "When The Saints Go Marching In"

Thora Mathiason

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

Robert Mathis

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Lawrence Matshiza

 
Guitar, vocals on Harry Belafonte's album "Paradise In Gazankulu".
Guitar on Miriam Makeba's album "Eyes On Tomorrow".
Together with Hugh Masekela on "Beatin' Aroun De Bush" and "Homecoming Concert".

Conrad Mauge
(1935-1998)

 
Composer of: "Zombie Jamboree"

Abdou Mboup

 
Percussion. Comes from Senegal. Appeared with Harry Belafonte on the 1998 European Tour.

Letta Mbulu

Vocalist. Appears with Belafonte on the album "Belafonte...Live!" and also on the 1981 European Tour.
Composer of Akana Nkomo, Ibhabalazi, Magwala Ndini & Oxgam
Letta Mbulu discography

Zamo Mbutho

 
Background vocals on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Amanda McBroom
(9 Aug 1947 - )

 
Composer of: "The Rose"

Dorothy McCarthy

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

Lawrence McCarthy

 
Performed with Belafonte 1961 at the Greek Theatre.

Yolanda McCollough

 
Vocals. Appears on Harry Belafonte's album "Turn the World Around" and on Ralph McDonalds album "The Path".

Mike McCoy

Member of The Brothers Four

Huey McCracken

 
Guitar for Gordon Lightfoot on the album UAS6649,

Charles McCracken

 
Cello on Harry Belafonte's recordings of recording of "Fifteen", "How Green Was My Valley", "I'm Going Away", "The Lord is My Shepherd",

Samuel R. McCurry

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

Jean McFarlane

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Lou McGarity
(22 July 1917 - 28 Aug 1971)

 
Trombone on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Acorn In The Meadow", "Hold'em Joe", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Pretty As A Rainbow"

Brownie McGee
(1915-1996)

 
 (Walter McGhee) born in Tennessee, Brownie began playing professionally in 1935. In the late 30s, he met and started playing with Sonny Terry and Blind Boy Fuller. He recorded with Okeh and Savoy records from 1939-45, then moved to NYC after Fuller’s death in 1941, where he and Sonny Terry met Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and others, and joined the short-lived Headline Singers. It is with Sonny Terry that his name is mostly associated. They toured throughout the 60s and 70s, and made dozens of recordings. Performs on the album "The Long Road To Freedom"

Jay McGeehan

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Guitar on Harry Belafonte's album CB85254 and on the 1981 European Tour.
With Letta Mbulu on RCI529.

Howard McGhee
(6 March 1918 - 17 July 1987)

His orchestra accompanies Belafonte on the Roost 501

Jim McGuinn

 
Guitar and banjo on Chad Mitchell Trio's album KS3262, KS3281,

Donald McKayle

 
Lighting Harry Belafonte's 1957 tour

Branice McKenzie

Performed with Harry Belafonte 1984-1989 and 1991-1993 on all tours and concerts.
Vocalist on the video "Don't Stop The Carnival".
More info HERE.

Charles McKoy

 
Guitar, harmonica, celeste, bells on Gordon Lightfoot's album UAS6587,

Hal McKusick
(1 June 1924 - 11 April 2012)

 
Saxophone on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "The Blues is Man 1", "The Blues is Man 2"

Paul McLarand

 
Saxophone on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Eden Was Just Like This", "When The Saints Go Marching In"

Don McLean
(2 Oct 1945 -)

Don is best known to the public for his 70s hits "American Pie" and "Vincent" (aka "Starry, Starry Night"), Don was involved in folk music all through the 60s, including a stint in the Clearwater Project and much club and touring work. Since his popular success, which he did not take too seriously, he has released a number of albums containing both his own and traditional material. On his success: he said in a number of interviews that the demand for "American Pie" annoyingly overshadowed much of his other work. He also said that the theme of "American Pie" is that commercialization corrupts inspiration.
Composer of: "And I Love You So", "Empty Chairs", 

R. D. McMickle

 
Trumpet on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Acorn In The Meadow", "Hold'em Joe", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Pretty As A Rainbow"

Nannie McNeil

 
Performs on the album "The Long Road To Freedom"

Ralph McTell
(3 Dec 1944 - )

(Ralph May) an English singer-songwriter and an excellent guitarist, popular in the 60s and 70s. He is probably best known for his 60s song "Streets Of London", although it tends to overshadow many of his other fine works. He recorded for Transatlantic in 1968, and Reprise shortly after. A re-recorded "Streets of London" was in the UK top ten in 1974. He also recorded for Warners with Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention. He began his own label, Mays, in the 80s. His stage name comes from Blind Willie McTell.

Nathan Mdedle

 
Leader of The Manhattan Brothers

Babakar Meaye

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

Harry Melnikoff

 
Contractor on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Gomen Nasai","Venezuela #2", Violin on "Acorn In The Meadow", "A Roving", "Chimney Smoke", "Delia", "Hold'em Joe", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Pretty As A Rainbow", "Soldier, Soldier", "Springfiled Mountain", "Suzanne #1", "The Drummer And The Cook #1", "The Fox",

Lord Melody

 
Pseudonym for Fitzroy Alexander

Harold Melvin

 
Personal assistant to Harry Belafonte

Tomas Méndez
(25 July 1927 - 19 July 1995)

 
Composer of: "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma"

José Menezes

 
Guitar on Sivuca's album SNTF942

Alan Menken
(22 July 1949 - )

 
Composer of: "Beauty And The Beast"

Mike Merrick

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Public relations for  Harry Belafonte 1954-1969?

Gil Mershon

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

Victor Messer

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Guitar. Appears with Harry Belafonte on LPM1505. Also with The Chad Mitchell Trio on SCP411.
Guitar on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Cocoanut Woman", "Cordelia Brown", "Don't Ever Love Me", "Fifteen", "Haiti Cherie", "I'm Going Away", "Island in the Sun", "Lead Man Holler", "Judy Drownded", "The Lord is My Shepherd", "Love Love Alone", "Lucy's Door", "Mama Look A Bo Bo", "Scratch, Scratch",

Louis Mhlanga
(10 Nov 1956 - )

 
Acoustic Guitar on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Anthony Mills

Vocals on Harry Belafonte's 1998 and 2003 European Tours. Anthony has his own discography HERE

Fran Minkoff

 
Composer of (mainly together with Fred Hellerman): "The Borning Day", "Come Away Melinda", "The First Day Of Forever", "The Honey Wind Blows", "In The Beginning", "Long About Now",  "Our Time For Loving", "Portrait Of A Sunday Afternoon", "Quiet Room",  "Sailor Man", 

Anthony Miranda

 
French horn on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Delia", "Soldier, Soldier","The Drummer And The Cook #1",  "The Fox",

Cameron Mitchell
(4 Nov 1918 - 6 July 1994)

Performs in the movie "Buck And The Preacher"

Chad Mitchell
(1939-)

 
Formed the Chad Mitchell Trio together with Mike Pugh, Joe Frazier and Mike Kobluk. Left the trio and made some records on his own. Was replaced by John Denver. The Chad Mitchell trio appears on LSO6007 (and CD12518) and with Miriam Makeba on HA2332/LSP2267.
Click for discography. Chad's biography here.

Ella Mitchell

 
Vocalist. Appears with Belafonte on the album "Belafonte...Live!"

Joni Mitchell
(7 Nov 1943 - )

Born Roberta Joan Anderson in Alberta, Joni came to folk music through the coffeehouses of Calgary and Toronto’s Yorkville in the 60s. She was successful, and played the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1965 doing her own compositions. She continued on to considerable fame as a pop star. Her best-known songs in the folk genre are "Urge for Going", "Circle Game" and "Both Sides Now". She was married to US folksinger Chuck Mitchell, 1965-66.

Themba Mkhize

 
Keyboards on Miriam Makeba's album "Eyes On Tomorrow".

Victor Mkhize

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

Mduduzi Mlangeni

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

Maxwell "China" Mngadi

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

Godfrey Mngcina

 
Bongos, Percussion & Shakers on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Joseph Mokwela

 
Bass guitar on Harry Belafonte's album "Paradise In Gazankulu"

Nuncio Mondello

 
Saxophone on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Man Piaba", "Mo Mary",

Lucky Monoma

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

Annetta Monroe

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Hugo Montenegro
(2 Sep 1925 - 6 Feb 1981)

 
Orchestral arrangement of Harry Belafonte's album LSO6009, LSP3571.
Composer of: "Hurry Sundown", Arranger and conductor for Valentine Pringle's LSP2689.

Bernie Moore

 
Performed with Belafonte at O'Keefe Center 1969.

Brew Moore
(26 March 1924 - 19 Aug 1973)

 
Tenor saxophone, accompanies Belafonte on the songs "Lean On Me" and "Recognition" on the Roost 501

Brian Moore

 
From Kentucky, USA. Keyboards on Harry Belafonte's 1977 European Tour. Appears on "Turn the World Around"

Donald Moore

 
Lives in Woodstock, New York. Plays bass. Appeared with Harry Belafonte on the 1976 European Tour.

Vicky Morgan

 
Member of the DeCormier Singers.

Marvin Morgenstein

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

Garrett Morris

Morris was a church-choir singer from his youth, trained at the Juilliard School of Music, and graduated from Dillard University in 1958. Early in his career, he was a member of the Belafonte Folk Singers. He performed in a number of Broadway musicals, including Hallelujah, Baby! and Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death

James Kwaku Morton

 
Congas & Vocals on Hugh Masekela's album BTS62,

Zero Mostel
(28 Feb 1915 - 8 Sep 1977)

 
Performs in the movie "Angel Levine"

Gwen Moten

 
Vocalist on Harry Belafonte's 1983 European Tour

Tony Mottola
(18 April 1918 - 9 Aug 2004)

 
Classical guitar together with the DeCormier Singers.

Nana (Ioanna) Mouskouri
(Oct 13, 1934 - )

 
Born in Greece. Has made a lot of own records and appears with Belafonte on the album "An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri"
Here is Nana's official website.

McCoy Mrubata

 
Alto Saxophone on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Reggie  Msomi

 
Composer of Miriam And Spokes Phatha Phata and Themba Lami,

Elizabeth Mulliner

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

Dermot Mulroney
(31 Oct 1963 - )

 
Performs in the movie "Kansas City"

Michael Murphy
(5 May 1938 - )

Performs in the movie "Kansas City"

Toko Mzobe

 
Performs on the album "The Long Road To Freedom"

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Updated: 30-nov-2016