Persons in alphabetical order by last name W

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Ulf Wakenius
(16 April 1958 - )

Guitar on Sivuca's album SNTF978
More info HERE

Jerry Jeff Walker
(16 March 1942 - )

(Paul Crosby) began as a street singer in the 60s, travelling the US and playing where he could. He toured briefly with a group called Circus Maximus, and then left for a solo career, recording for Atco and Vanguard. When "Mr Bojangles" (very loosely based on Bill Bojangles Robinson) was released as a single in 1968, he was assured of fame as a songwriter; it was a hit in 1971 for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and has been recorded since by dozens of others. Many of his songs that are not well known to the public are a staple in the repertoire of folkies. He toured during the late 60s and early 70s with David Bromberg and continued to record. He moved to Austin, Texas and formed the Lost Gonzo Band in the early 70s, becoming much more musically adventuresome. In 1977, he left the LGB to record for MCA and Elektra, and formed the Bandito Band. He continued to record for his own label, Tried and True. Composer of: "Little Bird", "My Old Man", "Old Time Feeling", 

Robert Walker

 
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"

Bart Wallace

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

Barbra Walton

 
1st Violin on Miriam Makeba's album "Reflections"

Betty Wand

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir 1955, performs on "Sylvie",

Carlos Ward
(1 May 1940 - )

 
Alto sax on Harry Belafonte's album "Paradise In Gazankulu".

Jennifer Warnes
(3 March 1947 - )

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

Ed Wasserman

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

Fred E. Weatherly
(1848 - 1929)

 
Has written the words to "Danny Boy"

Jimmy Web

 
Composer of: "By The Time I get To Phoenix", 

John Webb

 
Member of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Stanley Webbs

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

Robert "Bob" Weiner

Drums on Harry Belafonte's 1981 and 1983 European Tour and also on the video "Don't Stop The Carnival"

Eric Weissberg
(16 Aug 1939 - )

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Banjo with DeCormier Singers.

Acheampong Welbeck

 
Drums on Hugh Masekela's album BTS62,

Edward O. Welker

 
Producer of Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Brown Skin Gal", "Cocoanut Woman #1", "Come back Liza", "Come O My Love", "Danny Boy", "Dolly Dawn", "Fifteen", "Hava Nageela #2","How Green Was My Valley #2", "I'm Going Away",  "Island in the Sun", "Jamaica Farewell", "Judy Drownded", "Lead Man Holler", "The Lord is My Shepherd", "Love Love Alone", "Lucy's Door", "Mary, Mary", "Melda Massi", "Merci Bon Dieu #2","Shenandoah #1"

Paul Westbrook

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

John Wheeler

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Member of The Belafonte Folk Singers (tenor) and later the DeCormier Singers. Actor, singer, dancer. John received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1952 from the College of the Pacific, and has been entertaining American audiences ever since. He has appeared in stock in "Student Prince", "Carousel", "Li'l Abner", "Wish You Were Here", "Naughty Marietta" and "Bells Are Ringing". During the famed Brussel's World's Fair, he appeared with the American Theatre in "Wonderful Town", and the operas "Suzannah" and "Maria Golovin". John has also acted in episode #144 "Bag Woman" of Mission: Impossible...

Fred White

 
Background vocals on Hugh Masekela's album "Beatin' Aroun De Bush"

John White

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Day-O #1", "Hosanna", "Jack-Ass Song", "Star-O", "Will His Love Be Like His Rum"

Lawrence White

Member of Gregorian

Beauris Whitehead

 
Vocalist on Harry Belafonte's 1983 European Tour. One of the founding members of The Village People. Deceased.

Joan Whitney
(26 June 1914 - 12 July 1990)

 
Composer of "Deep As The River"

Putte Wickman
(10 Sept 1924 - 14 Feb 2006)

Swedish musician, played the clarinet like nobody else. Performed with Sivuca on the album ILPS22.

Joseph (Joe) B. Wilder
(Feb 22, 1922 - )

Joseph Benjamin Wilder. Born in Colwyn, Philadelphia. Trumpet. Appears on Harry Belafonte's recordings LSP2449 and on "Angelique-O", "Cocoanut Woman", "Cordelia Brown", "Don't Ever Love Me", "Haiti Cherie", "Island in the Sun", "Mama Look A Bo Bo", "Scratch, Scratch",
More about Joe Wilder on Wikipedia

Maurice Wilk
( - 1963)

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

Fadhili William
(11 Nov 1938 - 11 Feb 2001)

 
Composer of Malaika

Andrea Williams

 
Controller Harry Belafonte's 1998 European Tour.

Arthur Williams

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South Bend, Indiana. Tenor. Has attended Indiana University and the Juilliard School of Music, and is a winner of the National Negro Musicians Award. Arthur has appeared with Louis Armstrong on the Bell Telephone Hour and as a tenor soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra and Chorus in the Mozart Requiem. He numbers among his credits Broadway appearances in "Show Boat", Carmen Jones", "Finian's Rainbow" and "Porgy and Bess". Member of The Belafonte Folk Singers and The Phoenix Singers. Has  appeared with Belafonte on many concerts over the years, mostly heard as background voice in "Try To Remember". You can find him on CB85254, CB86045, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, and 1991 European Tour and on the video "Don't Stop The Carnival". Also with Letta Mbulu on RCI529.

Charles Williams

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

Clarence Williams
(Oct 8, 1898 - Nov 6, 1965)

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Piano for Harry Belafonte around 1959.
More at Wikipedia

Joe Williams
(12 Dec 1918 - 29 March 1999)

Performs on the album "The Long Road To Freedom"

John F. Williams Jr

Piano on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Baby Darlin'", "Hello Everybody", "Man Smart #3", "Matilda #2", "Scarlet Ribbons #1", "Troubles", "Waterboy"

Rudy Williams

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

Sharon G. Williams

 
Performs on the album "The Long Road To Freedom"

Eileen Wilson

 
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"

Flip Wilson
(8 Dec 1933 - 25 Nov 1998)

Performs in the movie "Uptown Saturday Night"

Lois Winter

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Delia", "Kalenda Rock", "The Drummer And The Cook #1", "The Fox",

Hugo Winterhalter
(Aug 15, 1909 - Sep 17, 1973)

Orchestra leader on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Acorn In The Meadow", "A Roving", "Chimney Smoke", "Hold'em Joe", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Jerry #2", "Man Smart #2", "Pretty As A Rainbow", producer of "The Blues is Man 1", "The Blues is Man 2", "Kalenda Rock"
More on Wikipedia

Shelley Winters
(18 Aug 1920 - 14 Jan 2006)

Performs in the movie "Odds Against Tomorrow"

Wilmer Wise

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

Freddy Wittop

 
Costumes on Harry Belafonte's 1961 tour.

Elvira Woloschuk

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

Theophilus Woods

 
Composer of: "Going Down Jordan"

Robert Wooten Jr

Keyboard and vocal on the video "Don't Stop The Carnival"

Miriam Workman

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

Arne Worsoe
(1941 - 27 oct, 2013)

Denmark, Harry Belafonte's European Tour Promotor.

Eugene Wright
(5 June 1923 - )

 
Bass on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Baby Darlin'", "Hello Everybody", "Man Smart #3", "Matilda #2",  "Scarlet Ribbons #1", "Troubles", "Waterboy"

Ned Wright

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Born in Ohio, educated at Oberlin College and the Juillard School of Music. Ned studied religious music but made his Broadway debut singing with Katherine Dunham. Later he sang with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and the Robert Shaw Chorale. Has also appeared in "Annie Get Your Gun" and "Finian's Rainbow" and on Broadway he was featured in "My Darlin' Aida" and "Four Saints in Three Acts". The latter was sent to Paris to represent the USA at the World Congress of Music around 1960. As Robbins in "Porgy and Bess" he toured the USA, South America, Russia, 31 countries and five continents. In 1957 Ned joined Harry Belafonte and appeared with him at the Palace, on the Steve Allen Show, "The Bell Telephone Hour" and "Tonight with Belafonte". In the off-Broadway show "Simply Heavenly" he created the role of Watermelon Joe and also played it on Television's "Play of the Week". He also appeared in the film "Odds Against Tomorrow". Member of The Belafonte Folk Singers (tenor), The Phoenix Singers and The Seafarers Chorus. Also on the Buddha "The Long Road To Freedom". Vocals on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Judy Drownded", "Lead Man Holler", "Love Love Alone", "Lucy's Door"

Allie Wrubel
(15 Jan 1905 - 13 Jan 1973)

 
Composer of "Farewell To Arms"

Gloria Wynder

 
Vocals on Harry Belafonte's recordings of "Day-O #1", "Hosanna", "Jack-Ass Song", "Star-O", "Will His Love Be Like His Rum"

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Updated: 01-aug-2016