Ralph MacDonald

percussion, producer, congas, tambourine, cowbell, performer, wood block, triangle, finger cymbals

Sample recordings


Top collaborators

Artist name Roles Recordings
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer)
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer)
Maynard Ferguson
Grover Washington, Jr.
Ron Carter (US jazz double-bassist)

Work on other artists' recordings

Artist name Roles Recordings
Bob James percussion Angela Theme (Theme From "Taxi"), Dream Journey, El Verano, Farandole, Feel Like Making Love, Heads, I Feel a Song (In My Heart), I Want to Thank You (Very Much), I'm in You, In the Garden, Jamaica Farewell, Nautilus, Night Crawler, Night on Bald Mountain, Nights Are Forever Without You, One Loving Night, One Mint Julep, Pure Imagination, Solace, Soulero, Storm King, Sun Runner, Take Me to the Mardi Gras, Tappan Zee, The Golden Apple, Touchdown, Treasure Island, Valley of the Shadows, We're All Alone, Westchester Lady, Where The Wind Blows Free, Women of Ireland, You Are So Beautiful, You're as Right as Rain
George Benson percussion A Change Is Gonna Come, Affirmation, Before You Go, Breezin', Everything Must Change, Gonna Love You More, Hey Girl, Lady, Livin' Inside Your Love, Love Ballad, Love Is a Hurtin' Thing, Marvin Said, Nassau Day, Nature Boy, On Broadway, Prelude to Fall, Six to Four, So This Is Love?, Soulful Strut, The Wind and I, The World Is a Ghetto, This Masquerade, Unchained Melody, Valdez in the Country, Welcome Into My World, You're Never Too Far From Me
Maynard Ferguson percussion Airegin, Baker Street, Birdland, Conquistador, El Vuelo (The Flight), Fantasy, Gonna Fly Now, How Ya Doin' Baby?, Invitation, M.F. Carnival, Main Title (from the 20th Century-Fox Film Star Wars), Maria, Mister Mellow, Oasis, Over the Rainbow, Pagliacci, Primal Scream, Scheherazade, Soar Like An Eagle, Stella by Starlight, Swamp, The Cheshire Cat Walk, The Fly, Theme From 'Battlestar Galactica', Theme From Star Trek
Grover Washington, Jr. producer, percussion Aubrey, Be Mine (Tonight), Black Frost, Come Morning, Don't Explain, Earth Tones, East River Drive, Easy Living/Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do, I'm All Yours, In the Name of Love, Jamming, Let It Flow (For "Dr. J"), Little Black Samba, Make Love to You, Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba), Masterpiece, Mister Magic, Passion Flower, Reaching Out, Take Me There, Taurian Matador, Trouble Man, Winelight, You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Ron Carter percussion A Hymn for Him, A Quiet Place, A Small Ballad, Arkansas, Blues Farm, Django, El Noche Sol, El Ojo de Dios, N.O. Blues, Pick 'Em, R2, M1, Sabado Sombrero, So What, Someday My Prince Will Come, Song for You, Tierra Española, Tranquil, Two-Beat Johnson
Herbie Mann percussion Bang Bang, Body Oil, Comin' Home Baby, Deus Xango, I Got a Woman, If, Man's Hope, Never Can Say Goodbye, Paradise (Music), Push Push, Spirit In The Dark, Violet Don't Be Blue, Waterbed, What'd I Say, What's Going On
Hubert Laws percussion Forlane, Going Home, Guatemala Connection, I Had a Dream, Inflation Chaser, Midnight at the Oasis, Romeo and Juliet, The Chicago Theme, Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again, Undecided, What Are We Gonna Do, You Make Me Feel Brand New
Steve Khan congas, percussion Daily Bulls, Daily Valley, Darlin' Darlin' Baby, Soft Summer Breeze, Some Down Time, Some Punk Funk, Star Chamber, The Big Ones, The Blue Man, The Little Ones, Tightrope, Where Shadows Meet
Patti Austin percussion, tambourine Give It Time, Golden Oldies, Havana Candy, In My Life, More Today Than Yesterday, Say You Love Me, Sweet Sadie the Savior, Talkin' Bout My Baby, That's Enough for Me, There Is No Time, This Side of Heaven, We're in Love
Earl Klugh percussion Acoustic Lady, Parts I & II, Dr. Macumba, Heart String, I'll See You Again, Jolanta, Long Ago and Far Away, Pretty World, Rayna, Spanish Night, This Time
Seth Hurwitz percussion Baby I Love You, Be Real Black for Me, Come Ye Disconsolate, For All We Know, I (Who Have Nothing), Mood, When Love Has Grown, Where Is the Love, You've Got a Friend, You've Lost That Loving Feeling
The Brecker Brothers percussion A Creature of Many Faces, D.B.B., Levitate, Oh My Stars, Rocks, Sneakin’ Up Behind You, Some Skunk Funk, Sponge, Twilight
Gato Barbieri percussion Adios, Part I, Adios, Part II, Behind the Rain, Don't Cry Rochelle, Europa, Fiesta, Fireflies, I Want You, Los Desperados
Oscar Brown Jr. percussion A Dime Away From a Hotdog, A Ladiesman, Feel the Fire, First Lady, Gang Bang, No Place to Be Somebody, To Stay in Good With You, Walk Away, Young Man
Cornell Dupree percussion Blue Nocturne, Feel All Right, How Long Will It Last, Jamaican Lady, Okie Dokie Stomp, Plain Ol' Blues, Teasin', What Would I Do Without You?
Bill Withers percussion I Want to Spend the Night, It Ain't Because of Me Baby, Let Me Be the One You Need, Lovely Day, Lovely Night for Dancing, Tender Things, Then You Smile at Me, Wintertime
The Crusaders percussion Feel It, Free as the Wind, I Felt the Love, It Happens Everyday, Nite Crawler, River Rat, Sweet n' Sour, The Way We Was
Thijs van Leer producer, percussion Bahama Mama, Hocus Pocus, My Sweetheart, Nice to Have Met You, Pastorale, Rosebud, Super Ffishell, Tonight Beneath the Sky
Billy Joel percussion Careless Talk, Everybody Has a Dream, Get It Right the First Time, Half a Mile Away, Just the Way You Are, Leave a Tender Moment Alone, Rosalinda’s Eyes, The Stranger
Paul Simon percussion 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints, Gumboots, Have a Good Time, I Do It for Your Love, My Little Town, Under African Skies, You Can Call Me Al
Bobbi Humphrey producer, percussion Freestyle, Good Times, Home-Made Jam, I Could Love You More, If You Let Me, If You Want It, My Destiny, Sunset Burgundy
David Sanborn congas, finger cymbals, percussion, triangle All I Need Is You, Carly's Song, Hideaway, If You Would Be Mine, Lisa, Neither One of Us, Run for Cover, When You Smile at Me
Morgana King congas, percussion All in All, As Long as He Will Stay, Desert Hush / I Am a Leaf, Jennifer Had, Like a Seed, We Could Be Flying, You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Harold Vick percussion A Touch of Your Love, After the Dance, Blue In The Face, Ghetto Fantasy, In My Life, Things Ain't Right, You Are Everything
Phoebe Snow percussion All Over, Cash In, Harpo’s Blues, Inspired Insanity, Isn't It a Shame, Poetry Man, Take Your Children Home
Diana Ross percussion It’s Never Too Late, Mirror, Mirror, Sweet Nothings, Think I’m in Love, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Work That Body
Eric Gale percussion Derabbit, East End, West End, Ginseng Woman, Red Ground, Sara Smile, She Is My Lady
Freddie Hubbard percussion Dream Weaver, Feelings, Neo Terra (New Land), Rock Me Arms, Touch Me Baby, Windjammer
Max Roach percussion Garden of Prayer, Joshua, Let They People Go, Motherless Child, Troubled Waters, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
Hank Crawford percussion All in Love Is Fair, Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, Groove Junction, Jana, Sho Is Funky
Marcus Miller percussion Could It Be You, Just For You, Just What I Needed, Much Too Much, Suddenly
Bill Evans percussion Symbiosis: IIa. Largo - Andante - Maestoso - Largo, Symbiosis: IIb. Largo - Andante - Maestoso - Largo, Symbiosis: Ia. Moderato - Various Tempi, Symbiosis: Ib. Moderato - Various Tempi, Symbiosis: Ic. Moderato - Various Tempi
Rahsaan Roland Kirk percussion Celestial Bliss, Salvation and Reminiscing, Saxophone Concerto, Seasons
Jimmy Buffett percussion Floridays, Good Guys Win, Werewolves of London, Wondering Where the Lions Are
Carly Simon congas, percussion Haven't Got Time for the Pain, Mind on My Man, Mockingbird, Think I'm Gonna Have a Baby
Hall & Oates percussion Lady Rain, She’s Gone, When the Morning Comes
Bobby Hutcherson percussion Camel Rise, Little Angel, Love Song
Mary Lou Williams congas Medi I and Medi II, Old Time Spiritual, Praise the Lord (Come Holy Spirit)
Dave Grusin percussion Catavento, Modaji, Montage
Dr. John percussion I Been Hoodood, Shoo Fly Marches On, Such a Night
Chet Baker percussion Love for Sale, You Can't Go Home Again
Joe Henderson congas, percussion Current Events, Terra Firma
King Curtis congas Ridin' Thumb, Ridin' Thumb-Jam
Steely Dan percussion Glamour Profession, My Rival
Harvey Mason congas, percussion Kauai, Set It Free
Laura Nyro percussion Beads of Sweat, Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp
John Prine percussion Mexican Home, Often Is a Word I Seldom Use
John Tropea cowbell, percussion, tambourine, wood block Can't Hide Love, The Funk You See, Is the Funk You Do
David Bowie percussion Fame ’90 (remix)
Anna Stefani producer Just the Two of Us
Jon Lucien percussion If I Could
Bee Gees tambourine Alone
James Brown percussion Sometime
Paul Desmond percussion Was a Sunny Day
Francis Gorgé percussion Gone at Last
Glenn Frey percussion True Love
Tony Williams percussion Hip Skip
Ära performer In the Name of Love