Persons in alphabetical order by last name R

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Johanna Radebe

 
Composer of Orlando

Jordan "Jerry" Ragovoy
(4 Sep, 1930 - 13 July, 2011)

Composer of Pata Pata, Ring Bell

Walter Raim

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Tantely Rambeloson

 
Piano on Miriam Makeba's 2003 European tour

Philip Ramone

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

Specks Rampura

 
Performs on Miriam Makeba's album LK4292

Jimmy Raney
(20 Aug 1927 - 10 May 1995)

 
Guitar on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "The Night Has A 1000 Eyes"

Uan Rasey
(21 Aug 1921 - )

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

Tom Rathburn

 
Stage manager for Harry Belafonte 1967 Summer Tour. Worked also with Charles Colman.

W. Rauch

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

Thurl Ravenscroft
(Feb 6, 1914 - May 22, 2005)

Member of The Norman Luboff Choir 1955, and on 28 albums with The Johnny Mann Singers in the 1960s and 1970s. Performs on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Noah", "Sylvie" and "Take My Mother Home"

Frank Raye

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

David Rea

 
Second guitarist on Gordon Lightfoot's album UAS6487,

Virginia Rees

 
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"

William Reeve

 
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"

Diane Reeves

 
Sings "Skin To Skin" with Belafonte on EMI 252723 and appeared on the 1983 European Tour.

Joseph Reilich

 
Viola 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"

Joe Reisman

 
Producer of "Hosanna",

Jorge Renan

 
Guitar. Appears on Harry Belafonte's album "Turn the World Around"

Henri Rene
(29 Dec 1906 - 25 Apr 1993)

 
Orchestra leader on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Gomen Nasai","Venezuela #2",
Producer of  "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma #1", "Delia", "The Drummer And The Cook", "Eden Was Lust Like This", "The Fox", "Hava Nageela #1", "Hello Everybody", "In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', "Jamaica Farewell", "Jump Down, Spin Around", "Kukla-Mu", "Man Smart #3", "Matilda #2", "Merci Bon Dieu", "Once Was", "Scarlet Ribbons #2", "Soldier,Soldier","Springfiled Mountain", "Suzanne #1", "Sylvie", "Troubles", "Waterboy"

Fred Reynolds

 
Producer of Harry Belafonte's album LSP2019.

Herbert Reynolds
(14 July 1967 - 26 Aug 1933)

 
Composer of "They Didn't Believe Me"

Malvina Reynolds
(23 Aug 1900 - 17 March 1978)

"Little Boxes", "What Have They Done to the Rain?", and "Turn Around" will probably be around forever, and are just a few of the hundreds of songs written by this amazing songwriter from Berkeley, California. She began writing in the 40s, but first came to the attention of folkies when Pete Seeger had a hit with "Little Boxes". (Incidentally, some people have tacked on extra verses to say that we all end up in little boxes after death. Malvina disagreed with this editing and said that it jarred with the song’s purpose, which was a sendup of populist conformity.) Besides her many songs, she leaves three songbooks and at least seven albums.

Geraldine Rhoads

 
Member of DeCormier Singers

Gretchen Rhoads

 
Member of DeCormier Singers

Paul Ricci

 
Guitar on first part of Harry Belafonte's 1995 European Tour.
Another Paul Ricci plays saxophone on "Hava Nageela #2",

Spider Rice

 
Drums on Letta Mbulu's album RCI529.

James E. Rich

 
Vocalist on Harry Belafonte's 1995 European Tour

C. Richardson

 
Composer of: "Little Bernadette"

Jerome C. Richardson
(25 Dec 1920 - 23 June 2000)

 
Born in Oakland, California. Saxophone, woodwinds. Toured with Lionel Hampton 1949-51, Earl Hines 1954-55. Appears on Harry Belafonte's album LSP2449

Miranda Richardson
(3 March 1958 - )

Performs in the movie "Kansas City"

The Righteous Brothers

 
Has recorded "Island In The Sun" and "Unchained Melody"

Norman Riley

 
Stage manager for Harry Belafonte.

Elizabeth Rinker

 
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"

Emedin Rivera

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Percussion on the album "An Evening With Belafonte And Friends"

Howard A. Roberts
( 1925 - 10 March 2011)

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Musical director on Harry Belafonte's albums LSP2695, LSP3571, LSO6009, choral leader on the 1979 European Tour. Also on "The Long Road To Freedom".
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",

Julie Robertson

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Albertine Robinson

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's 1977, 1978 and 1979 tours and on the album CB86045.

Dorsey Robinson

 
Keyboards on Harry Belafonte's 1991 and 1993 European Tour.

Julie Robinson

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Costume designer. Married to Harry Belafonte between 8 March 1957 and 2008 (?).

Claudio Roditi
(28 May 1946 - )

 
Trumpet. Appears on Harry Belafonte's album "Turn the World Around"

Noah Rodriguez

 
Bongo drums 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",

Jose Rodrigues

 
Trombone, appears on Harry Belafonte's album "Turn the World Around"

William Rodriguez

 
Drums on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Acorn In The Meadow", "Delia", "Hold'em Joe", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Kukla-Mu", "Pretty As A Rainbow", "Soldier, Soldier", "The Drummer And The Cook #1",  "The Fox", "Venezuela #2"

Earl Rogers

 
Member of The Belafonte Folk Singers. Also on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Acorn In The Meadow", "Hold'em Joe", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Kalenda Rock", "Kukla-Mu", "Matilda", "Pretty As A Rainbow", and "Venezuela"

Jack K. Rollins

 
Producer of "Annabelle Lee", "Only One Like Me", "Simple, Simple", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "The Night Has A 1000 Eyes", "Venezuela", Composer of: "Man Piaba"

Dom Um Romao
(3 Aug 1925 - 27 July 2005)

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Percussion. Appears on Harry Belafonte's album "Turn The World Around".

Gary Romero

 
Composer of: "Custer's Last Stand"

Patricia Rosalia

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's album R4P5054

Rafael Rosario

 
Conga on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Baby Darlin'", "Hello Everybody", "Matilda #2", "Troubles"

Vincent Rose
(1880 - 1944)

 
Composer of "Whispering"

Myor Rosen

 
Harp on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Gomen Nasai", "Springfield Mountain", "Suzanne #1"

Robert Rosengarden

 
Drums on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Kukla-Mu", "Man Piaba", "Mo Mary", "Venezuela #2". Percussion with DeCormier Singers.

Hilton Rosenthal

 
Keyboards, guitar on Harry Belafonte's album "Paradise In Gazankulu"
Appears also on the album "Heat, Dust an Dreams" with Johnny Clegg.

Henry Ross

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

Jerry Ross
(9 March 1926 - 11 Nov 1955)

 
Composer of: "Acorn In The Meadow"

Gustave Rosseels

 
Violin 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"

Glenn Rowen

 
Member of The Belafonte Folk Singers in 1967.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 
Has recorded a beautiful album with the title: "The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays the songs of Harry Belafonte", SHCD161.

Mike Rubin

 
Guitar on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Mary's Boy Child", Bass on "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma #1", "Eden Was Just Like This", "Hava Nageela #1", "Once Was",  "When The Saints Go Marching In"

Pete Rugolo
(25 Dec 1915 - )

 
Orchestra on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Close Your Eyes", "Deep As The River", "Farewell To Arms","How Green Was My Valley #1", "I Still Get A Thrill", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Whispering"

Tom Rush
(8 Feb 1941 - )

 
Singer-guitarist who was greatly successful after beginning in the Boston/Cambridge folk scene. His wide repertoire included blues, ballads, train songs, love songs, etc. His finger-style guitar playing was copied by legions of folk revival pickers, including his open tuning rhythmic method. He was adept at re-arranging the songs of earlier performers (such as Lewis, Furry and Fuller, Jesse) and bringing them to the new, larger audiences of the 60s and 70s. He appeared at every major festival and folk club. Tom was one of the first to record the songs of Joni Mitchell doing "Circle Game" and "Urge for Going" (which was released as a single in the 60s). He has a large number of albums and continues to perform. Composer of: "No Regrets"

Benny Russell

 
Reeds on Harry Belafonte's 1988 European Tour.

Charles Russo

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

Charles E. Ruzicka

Once a member of The Norman Luboff Choir. Nowadays Professor of Music in Minnesota.

Fitzroy Ryan

 
Composer of: "Gloria"

Robert Ryan
(11 Nov 1909 - 11 July 1973)

 
Performs in the movie "Odds Against Tomorrow"

Arthur Ryerson

 
Guitar on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Kukla-Mu", "Venezuela #2"

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Updated: 31-jul-2016