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Galt MacDermot

key, *1928 CA, Montreal
Musician / Composer of Jazz, Soundtrack and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Arthur Terence Galt MacDermot Arthur MacDermot Fergus MacRoy

Arthur Terence Galt MacDermot (born December 18, 1928) is a Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre. He won a Grammy Award for the song "African Waltz" in 1960. His most successful musicals have been Hair (1967; its cast album also won a Grammy) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (1971). MacDermot has also written music for film soundtracks, jazz and funk albums, and classical music, and his music has been sampled in hit hip-hop songs and albums.

  • Keyboards
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Coffee Cold on Shapes of Rhythm/Woman Is Sweeter by Galt MacDermot
Let The Sunshine In on Up From The Basement - Unreleased Tracks - Volumes 1 & 2 by Galt MacDermot
Aquarius on Hair by Original Soundtrack
Duffer in F (Version 2) on Up From The Basement - Unreleased Tracks - Volumes 1 & 2 by Galt MacDermot
Woe Is Me on Up From The Basement - Unreleased Tracks - Volumes 1 & 2 by Galt MacDermot
The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In) on Hair by Original Soundtrack
Ripped Open By Metal Explosions on Up From The Basement - Unreleased Tracks - Volumes 1 & 2 by Galt MacDermot
Cathedral on Shapes of Rhythm/Woman Is Sweeter by Galt MacDermot
Hair on Hair by Original Soundtrack
I Got Life on Hair by Original Soundtrack

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Coffee Cold / SpaceGalt MacDermot2017Single
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (The New Broadway Cast Recording)Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni2009Album
Asian SuiteGalt MacDermot, New Pulse Jazz Band2005Album
In FilmGalt MacDermot2004Compil.
Waiting For The LimoGalt MacDermot + New Pulse Jazz Band2003Album
Up From The Basement (Unreleased Tracks, Volumes 1 & 2)Galt MacDermot2002Compil.
Paul Laurence Dunbar In SongGalt MacDermot2001Album
Ripped Open By Metal ExplosionsGalt MacDermot2001Single
More From The Basement (Unreleased Tracks Vol. 2)Galt MacDermot2001Compil.
Foolish LoverGalt MacDermot2001Album
Shapes Of Rhythm - Woman Is SweeterGalt MacDermot2001Compil.
Live In NashvilleGalt MacDermot2000Album
Up From The Basement (Unreleased Tracks Vol. 1)Galt MacDermot2000Compil.
The Human Comedy (Original Broadway Cast Recording)Galt MacDermot, William Dumaresq1997Album
I Più Bei Brani Dalla Colonna Sonora Di HairGalt MacDermot - James Rado - Gerome Ragni1993Album
Hair - The Musical (1993 Original London Cast Recording)Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado1993Album
O, Babylon!Galt MacDermot1980Album
Selections From The Original Sound Track Album Of "Hair"Galt MacDermot1979Album
Hair (Original Soundtrack Recording)Galt MacDermot1979Album
AquariusGalt MacDermot1979Single
The Joker Of Seville (Trinidad Theatre Workshop Original Cast Album)Derek Walcott And Galt MacDermot1974Album
The Karl Marx PlayGalt MacDermot, Rochelle Owens1973Album
Two Gentlemen Of Verona: A Grand New Musical (Original London Cast Recording)Galt MacDermot1973Album
La NovelaGalt MacDermot1973Album
Take This Bread: 'A Mass In Our Time'Galt MacDermot & William Dumaresq1973Album
Galt MacDermot Conducts Two Gentlemen Of VeronaGalt MacDermot1972Album
Ghetto SuiteGalt MacDermot1972Album
The NucleusGalt MacDermot1971Album
Isabel's A JezebelGalt MacDermot1971Album
Cotton Comes To Harlem (Original Motion Picture Score)Galt MacDermot1970Album
Pupe Calde E Mafia NeraGalt MacDermot1970Single
DisinHAIRitedGerome Ragni - James Rado - Galt MacDermot1970Album
The Bed / Washing The WorldJames Rado, Gerome Ragni & Galt MacDermot / DisinHAIRited Chorus1970Single
Hair CutsGalt MacDermot1969Album
Woman Is Sweeter - Original Soundtrack RecordingGalt MacDermot1969Album
Hare Krishna / HairGalt MacDermot1968Single
Hair PiecesGalt MacDermot1968Album
Where Do I GoGalt MacDermot1968Single
Shapes Of RhythmGalt MacDermot And His Mid Manhattan Rhythm Section1966Album
DisinHAIRitedGerome Ragni, James Rado, Galt MacDermotAlbum
Reflections Of A Radically Right Wing ComposerGalt MacDermot / New Pulse Jazz BandAlbum
Aquarius / Dead EndGalt MacDermotSingle
(Bande Originale Du Film:) RichardGalt MacDermotSingle
Mass In FGalt MacDermotAlbum
The English ExperienceGalt MacDermotAlbum
The Highway LifeGalt MacDermotAlbum
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