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Ralph MacDonald

perc, cng, 1944-2011 US, Harlem
Musician / Composer / Arranger / Producer of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. Ralph Anthony MacDonald

Percussionist - songwriter - producer - engineer Born on 15.03.1944 in Harlem, New York Died 18.12.2011 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. He has released eight solo albums from 1976 to 1998. He co-wrote Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway's "Where is the Love" and Bill Withers' "Just The Two Of Us" He has played as a session percussionist in many artists' recordings -George Benson, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Miriam Makeba, David Sanborn, Paul Simon, Steely Dan etc.

  • Percussion
  • Congas
  • Timbales
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Latin
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Calypso Breakdown on Saturday Night Fever by Various Artists
Jam On the Groove on Sound of a Drum by Ralph MacDonald
The Path on Sound of a Drum by Ralph MacDonald
Sound of a Drum on Sound of a Drum by Ralph MacDonald
Calypso Breakdown on Sound of a Drum by Ralph MacDonald
Mister Magic on Sound of a Drum by Ralph MacDonald
Smoke Rings and Wine on Sound of a Drum by Ralph MacDonald
Where Is the Love on Sound of a Drum by Ralph MacDonald
The Only Time You Say You Love Me - Is When We're Making Love on Sound of a Drum by Ralph MacDonald
It Feels So Good on Sound of a Drum by Ralph MacDonald

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Calypso Breakdown - Sound Of T.K. recordsRalph MacDonald2017Compil.
Jam On The Groove (Danny Krivit Edit) / Get Off Your Aaah And Dance (Danny Krivit Edit)Ralph MacDonald, Foxy2017Album
East Dry River (Calypso Edit)Ralph MacDonald2016Single
Mixty MotionsRalph MacDonald2007Album
Home GrownRalph MacDonald2004Album
Misdemeanor / Jam On The GrooveFoster Sylvers / Ralph MacDonald2002Album
Trippin'Ralph MacDonald2000Album
Sound Of A Drum / CounterpointRalph MacDonald1999Compil.
Sound Of A Drum / The PathRalph MacDonald1998Compil.
Port PleasureRalph MacDonald1998Album
Just The Two Of UsRalph MacDonald1996Album
ReunionRalph MacDonald1995Album
Mr. Magic / The PathGrover Washington, Jr. / Ralph MacDonald1991Album
Axel F / Calypso BreakdownHarold Faltermeyer / Ralph MacDonald1990Album
The New Pentacostal Community Choir With Keith Pringle Featuring Ralph MacDonaldThe New Pentacostal Community Choir With Keith Pringle Featuring Ralph MacDonald1986Album
Laying In His ArmsRalph MacDonald Featuring Yolanda Lee1985Album
You Need More CalypsoRalph MacDonald1985Single
SurprizeRalph MacDonald1985Album
Polygram's "Surprize" That'll Make You "Smile"Ralph MacDonald / Jeff Tyzik1985Album
Basketball / It's The GameKurtis Blow / Ralph MacDonald1984Album
In The Name Of Love / Play PenRalph MacDonald1984Single
Universal RhythmRalph MacDonald1984Single
Universal RhythmRalph MacDonald1984Album
Star QualityRalph MacDonald1981Single
No Problem / All About LoveSadao Watanabe With Eric Gale, Steve Gadd, Richard Tee, Anthony Jackson, Jeff Mironov, Dave Grusin, Ralph MacDonald, Jon Faddis And Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra1980Album
CounterpointRalph MacDonald1979Album
I Need Someone / DiscolypsoRalph MacDonald1979Album
Counterpoint / Life's A PartyThe Michael Zager Band / Ralph MacDonald1978Album
The Path-Part II & IIIRalph MacDonald1978Album
The PathRalph MacDonald1978Album
Jam On The Groove / Sound Of A DrumRalph MacDonald1977Album
Calypso Breakdown / Where Is The LoveRalph MacDonald1976Album
Sound Of A DrumRalph MacDonald1976Album
Do The Flex / I Need You / Jam On The GrooveStreet Beat / Sylvester / Ralph MacDonaldAlbum
Why Can't We Live Together / Calypso BreakdownTimmy Thomas / Ralph MacDonaldAlbum
Do You Want To Get Funky With Me / Calypso Break DownPeter Brown / Ralph MacDonaldAlbum
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