RALPH MACDONALD

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Ralph MacDonald (March 15, 1944 – December 18, 2011) was a Trinbagonian-American percussionist, song-writer, musical arranger, record producer, steelpan virtuoso and philanthropist.

His compositions include "Where Is the Love", a Grammy Award winner for the duet of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway; "Just the Two of Us", recorded by Bill Withers and Grover Washington, Jr.; and "Mister Magic" recorded by Grover Washington, Jr.

Growing up in Harlem, New York, United States, under the close mentorship of his Trinbagonian father, Patrick MacDonald (a calypsonian and bandleader originally from Trinidad and Tobago who went by the stage name "Macbeth the Great"), MacDonald began showing his musical talent, particularly with the steelpan, and when he was 17 years old started playing pan for the Harry Belafonte show.

He remained with the Belafonte band for a decade before deciding to strike out on his own. In 1967, together with Bill Eaton and William Salter, he formed Anisitia
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RALPH MACDONALD Sound of a Drum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sound of a Drum
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1976
RALPH MACDONALD The Path album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Path
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1978
RALPH MACDONALD Counterpoint album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Counterpoint
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
RALPH MACDONALD Universal Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Universal Rhythm
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1984
RALPH MACDONALD Surprize album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Surprize
Soul Jazz 1985
RALPH MACDONALD Reunion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reunion
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1995
RALPH MACDONALD Just the Two of Us album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just the Two of Us
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1996
RALPH MACDONALD Port Pleasure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Port Pleasure
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1998
RALPH MACDONALD Trippin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trippin'
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2000
RALPH MACDONALD Home Grown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Home Grown
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2003
RALPH MACDONALD Mixty Motions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mixty Motions
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2007

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RALPH MACDONALD Ralph MacDonald / Jeff Tyzik ‎: Polygram's 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ralph MacDonald / Jeff Tyzik ‎: Polygram's "Surprize" That'll Make You "Smile"
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1985

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