Persons in alphabetical order by last name S

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Michael Sabbarese

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's album R4P5054

David Sackson

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

Gaylen Sales

 
Harp on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Clark Salonis

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's album R4P5054

William (Bill) Salter

Bass on Harry Belafonte's album LSP2574, LSP3420, LSP3779,
With Miriam Makeba on LSP2845 and GWVCD49,
With Chad Mitchell Trio on SR60992.
With Ralph McDonald on "The Path".
Composer of: "Chinita", "Trinidad Carnival Time"

Dom Salvador
(1938 - )

 
Musical director on Harry Belafonte's 1977 European Tour and on the album Turn The World Around.
His professional debut as a pianist happened at age 12, in Rio Claro (São Paulo) and later moved to the capital, playing nightclubs. In the 60s, Dom moved to Rio de Janeiro, joining Copa Trio, who used to back up Elis Regina, Quarteto em Cy and Jorge Ben. In 1965, he lined-up a new trio, named Trio-65, touring Europe along with Edu Lobo and others. They made an album in Germany. He also performed in the U.S. with Elza Soares. Back to Brazil, Dom recorded with the group Abolição, comprised of black musicians only, and that would be the embryo for the legendary Banda Black Rio. He later settled in the United States.

Tosha Samaroff

 
Violin on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Gomen Nasai", "Springfiled Mountain", "Suzanne #1"

Barbara Ann Sanders

 
Appears with Harry Belafonte in the movie "Bright Road".

Myron K. Sandler

 
Violin on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma #1", "The Drummer And The Cook #2", "Hava Nageela #1", "Jamaica Farewell", "Mary's Boy Child", "Merci Bon Dieu", "Once Was",

Olivia Sanov

 
2nd Violin on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Albert Saparoff

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

Jack Satterfield

 
Trombone on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Hava Nageela #2", "The Blues is Man 1", "The Blues is Man 2", "When The Saints Go Marching In"

Eddie Sauter
(2 Dec 1914 - 21 April 1981)

 
Leader on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Jerry", "Man Smart #1", "Shenandoah #1",

Al Schackman

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Guitar on Harry Belafonte's album LSP3779. Performs on the album "The Long Road To Freedom"

Irving Schackner

 
Harmonica with DeCormier Singers

Julius Schacter

 
Violin on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Acorn In The Meadow", "Fifteen", "Hold'em Joe", "How Green Was My Valley #2", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Kukla-Mu", "Man Piaba", "Matilda #1", "Mo Mary", "Pretty As A Rainbow", "Venezuela #2"

John Scheib

 
Sound engineer for Harry Belafonte 1967-1969.

Tom Schilling

 
Piano acc. for The Norman Luboff Choir.

Sol Schlinger

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

Harvey Schmidt
(12 Sept 1929 - )

 
Composer of: "Try To Remember"

Lucien Schmit

 
Cello on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "A Roving", "Chimney Smoke", "Man Piaba", "Mo Mary",

John Schonberger

 
Composer of "Whispering"

Charles Schroeder

 
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"

Sylvan Schulman

 
Violin on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "A Roving", "Chimney Smoke", "Delia", "Soldier, Soldier", "The Drummer And The Cook #1", "The Fox",

Wilbur Schwartz
(17 March 1918 - 3 Aug 1990)

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

Charles H. Scott Jr.

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Member of The Belafonte Folk Singers (top tenor). Charles hails from Greenfield, Massachusetts, and comes from a musical family. His father, who was also a singer, and his mother encouraged him to continue his musical studies. A student of the Howard University School of Music, in Washington, D.C., Charles  performed as a soloist in the University Choir, as well as in the famed National Gallery of Art, and Constitution Hall in Washington. While studying at the University he auditioned for Fred Waring and was chosen to appear on the Waring Television program. He has also sung with the De Paur Opera Gala in such works as "Carmen Jones", "Porgy and Bess" and "Lost in the Stars".

Tony Scott
(June 17, 1921 - March 28, 2007)

Born in Morristown, USA. Clarinet, flute, saxes, piano, composer. Musical leader on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Baby Darlin'", "Day-O #1", "Hello Everybody", "Hosanna", "Jack-Ass Song", "Will His Love Be Like His Rum". Performs on "Jerry", "Man Smarter", "Scarlet Ribbons", "Shenandoah #1", "Star-O", "Troubles", "Unchained Melody", "Waterboy". Tony Scott's orchestra can be heard on LPM1248. I have also found a Swedish recording with Tony Scott, the EPS-72
Some more info here.
 

Seafarers Chorus

 
A group of singers originating from The Belafonte Folk Singers and DeCormier Singers. The members were: Eugene Brice, Joseph Crawford, Joli Gonsalves, Bob Harter, Elijah Hodges, Sherman Sneed, Roy Thompson and Ned Wright. Has recorded the album "We Sing Of The Sea", Elektra EKS-7182.

T. Seals

 
Composer of: "We Had It All"

Bushy Seathlolo

 
Acoustic Piano and Acoustic Guitar on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

James R.Sebastian

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Drums. Appeared with Harry Belafonte on the 1995 European Tour and on the album An Evening With Belafonte And Friends

Pete Seeger
(3 May 1919 - 27 jan 2014)

Arlo Guthrie wrote in 1992, "You can’t put in words what Pete taught us all." In any event, it’s impossible to describe even the mechanics of Pete’s contribution to traditional and contemporary folk music in one tiny entry, but we’ll have to make do: Pete travelled widely in the 30s and 40s with people like Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly, singing American traditional songs of all types, and in the process, popularizing the banjo and 12-string guitar as folk instruments. He joined the Almanac Singers, People’s Songs and the Weavers; in the late 50s he set out on his illustrious solo career. He is also a superb songwriter. Some of his best work includes "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (the version we know is Pete’s original, but with verses 4 and 5 from Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer" (with Lee Hays), and "Turn, Turn, Turn" (a setting of words from Ecclesiastes). His song from the late 60s called "Waist-deep in the Big Muddy" was a rather strong putdown of Lyndon Johnson’s escalation of the Vietnam war, and probably kept him off commercial TV (but see Rainbow Quest). He has written extensively for Sing Out! ("Appleseeds") and has published a number of books, such as "The Incompleat Folksinger", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", and "Henscratches and Flyspecks". Perhaps no other person has had such a profound effect in stimulating interest in traditional and contemporary folk music. Truly a legend in his own time.

Jack Segal
(19 Oct 1918 - 10 Feb 2005)

 
Composer of "Scarlet Ribbons", "Simple, Simple"

Wings Segale

 
Backing vocals on Miriam Makeba's album "Eyes On Tomorrow".

Caiphus Semenya

 
Composer and arranger. Married to Letta Mbulu. Has composed: "Forever Young",
Vocals and Alto Saxophone on Hugh Masekela's album Chisa CS808.

Joan Sesnick

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Sadiq Shabazz

 
Trap drum on on Sivuca's album VSD79337 and VSD79352

Julius Shaier

 
Violin on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Fifteen", "I'm Going Away", "The Lord is My Shepherd",

Kwazi Shange

 
Drums on Miriam Makeba's 2003 European tour

Clifford Everett "Bud" Shank
(27 May 1926 - 2 April 2009)

Saxophone on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Baby Darlin'", "Hello Everybody", "Man Smart #3", "Matilda #2","Scarlet Ribbons #2", "Troubles", "Waterboy"

Deborah Sharpe

 
Vocalist on Harry Belafonte's 1983 European Tour and on the videos "Don't Stop The Carnival. and Global Carnival. Also on "Paradise In Gazankulu"

Vernon "Chi" Sharpe

 
Percussion on Harry Belafonte's 1988 and the 1993 European Tours and on the video Global Carnival. Also on the album "Paradise In Gazankulu".

George Shaw

 
Bass on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Kalenda Rock"

Edwin Shawker

 
Drums on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Gomen Nasai", "Springfiled Mountain", "Suzanne #1"

Red Shea
( - June 10, 2008)

 
Lead guitar for Gordon Lightfoot 1965-1975, On the albums UAS6587, UAS6649, RS6392,

Ernie Sheldon

Member of The Limeliters

Don Shelton

 
Member of the Johnny Mann Singers (formerly of the Hi-Lo's).

The Shenandoah Trio

 
Has recorded Shenandoah.

Dan Sherman

 
Production manager/Lighting designer on Harry Belafonte's 1998 European Tour.

Alan Shulman
(4 June 1915 - 10 July 2002)

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

Nomunde Sihawu

 
Composer of Nomalungelo, Phansi Kwalomhlaba

Allan Silinga

 
Composer of Ntjilo, Ntjilo, Olilili

Gilbert Silva

 
Lives in Los Angeles, USA. Guitar on Harry Belafonte's 1976 European Tour. Has also been working for Donny Hathaway.

Richard Silveira

 
Guitar on on Sivuca's album 304.7028

Abner Silver
(28 Dec 1899 - )

 
Composer of "Farewell To Arms"

Carl Siman

 
Composer of: "A Day In The Life Of A Fool"

Sue Simmons
(27 May 1943 - )

 
Vocalist on Harry Belafonte's 1976 European Tour. Lives in New York and works for ABC Television. Has also recorded with McCoy Tyner ("Inner Voices" album) and performed in Germany with the "New Hope Gospel Singers".

Paul Simon
(13 Oct 1941 - )

 
Has written the following songs: "Homeward Bound", " Scarborough Fair

Simons

Swedish Dance Band, has recorded an album "In the Caribbean" with lots of Belafonte-songs.
A link to more info: http://www.svenskadansband.se/img406.htm

Bob Simpson

 

Recording engineer on Harry Belafonte's albums LSP2194 and LSP4521
For The Belafonte Folk Singers on LSP1992 and LPM2309
For Miriam Makeba on LSP2845
For Chad Mitchell Trio on KS3281
For The Merrymen on MM010
For Valentine Pringle on LSP2689.

Zoot Sims
(29 Oct 1925 - 23 March 1985)

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

Louis Singer

 
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"

Sivuca
(Severino Dias de Oliveira)
(26 March 1930 - 14 Dec 2006)

Played accordion, guitar piano etc. Came from Brazil. Appeared with Belafonte on "Belafonte...Live!" and R4P5054 and has made many records on his own. Has also performed with Miriam Makeba on Mercury RS6274, RS6253 , RS6310 and 134016 and Paul Simon on some albums. My discography of Sivuca is HERE.

The Skylarks

 
Performs on the album FLP1358.

Nils-Erik Slörner

 
Swedish musician. Performs on Sivuca's album FLCCD184

Charlie Small

 
Piano on Hugh Masekela's album Chisa 73007

Zelly Smirnoff

 
Violin on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "A Roving", "Chimney Smoke", "Delia", "Soldier, Soldier", "The Drummer And The Cook #1", "The Fox",

Mauricio Smith

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

Maxwell Smith

 
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"

Harry Smyles

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

Sherman Sneed
(18 Nov 1920 - 19 Apr 2001)

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Member of the group called "The Vocal Three" in 1960, the other two were Bruce Baggett and Billy Stewart. Later member of The Belafonte Folk Singers and The Seafarers Chorus. In 1995 producer for Lena Horne. Click here for the obituary.
Also vocals on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Day-O #1", "Hosanna", "Jack-Ass Song", "Judy Drownded", "Lead Man Holler", "Love Love Alone", "Lucy's Door", "Star-O", "Will His Love Be Like His Rum"

T. Snyder

 
Drums on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "A Roving", "Chimney Smoke"

Alan Sokoloff

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

Stephen Somvel

 
Composer of: "Jump In The Line"

Dennis Sopko

 
Secretary/Office manager for Harry Belafonte's 1998 European Tour.

Herbert Sorkin

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

Marshall Sosson

 
Violin on  Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma #1", "The Drummer And The Cook #2", "Jamaica Farewell", "Mary's Boy Child", "Merci Bon Dieu",

Joe South
(28 Feb 1940 - )

 
Composer of: "Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home"

David Soyer
(24 Feb 1923 - 25 Feb 2010)

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

Norman Span

 
Composer of: "Brown Skin Girl", "Man Smart", "Matilda",

David Spinozza

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Guitar on Harry Belafonte's album APL10094

Michael Spivakowsky

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

Mark Spoelstra
(30 June 1940 - 25 Feb 2007)

 
Singer, songwriter and 12-string guitarist. His recordings of traditional and composed songs for Folkways and Elektra in the mid-60s inspired many folkies to experiment with the sound of the 12-string. He was much influenced by the ragtime and blues of Jesse Fuller. Anti-war songs were one of his favorite topics, and he both recorded them and published them in Broadside. Composer of: "My Love Is A Dewdrop"

Clyde Spooner

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir. Deceased.

Etienne Stadwijk

 
Keyboards on Harry Belafonte's  2003 European tour.

Phil Stein

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Executive Producer of Harry Belafonte's company "Belafonte Presents Inc." from 1956

Arman Stephanian

 
Member of The Belafonte Folk Singers 1957.
Vocals on
Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Judy Drownded", "Lead Man Holler", "Love Love Alone", "Lucy's Door",

Ty Stephens

Vocals on Harry Belafonte's 1988 European Tour and on "Paradise In Gazankulu"

Inger Stevens
(18 Oct 1934 - 30 April 1970)

Appears with Harry Belafonte in the movie "The World, the Flesh and the Devil".

Phil Stevens

 
Bass on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "The Drummer And The Cook #2", "Jamaica Farewell"

Robert Stevens

 
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"

William (Billy) Stewart

Part of the group "The Vocal Three" that followed Belafonte along the tours in 1960. (Deceased)
The other members were Bruce Baggett and Sherman Sneed.
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", "Judy Drownded", "Lead Man Holler", "Love Love Alone", "Lucy's Door", "Mama Look A Bo Bo", "Scratch, Scratch",

Herbert Stewart

 
Saxophone on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Baby Darlin'", "Hello Everybody", "Man Smart #3", "Matilda #2", "Scarlet Ribbons #2", "Troubles", "Waterboy"

Maeretha A. Stewart

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

Michael Stewart

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's recording of"Kalenda Rock"

John Stockfish
( - 20 Aug, 2012)

Bass on Gordon Lightfoot's albums 1966-1968. On the albums UAS6587, UAS6649
John left in 1968 to relocate to Nashville where he's worked with many artists and branched into music publishing.

Susanne Stohl

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Richard L. Stokes

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's recording of"Kalenda Rock"

Darlene Strauss

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Herbert L. Stubbs

 
Vocal chorus on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Angelique-O", "Cocoanut Woman", "Cordelia Brown", "Day-O #1", "Don't Ever Love Me", "Haiti Cherie", "Hosanna", "Island in the Sun", "Jack-Ass Song", "Mama Look A Bo Bo", "Scratch, Scratch", "Star-O", "Will His Love Be Like His Rum"

Dave Subcleve

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

Carrie Suter

 
Performs on the album "The Long Road To Freedom"

Bill Szoska

 
Sound engineer, monitor mixer on Harry Belafonte's 1998 European Tour.

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Updated: 31-jul-2016