Hugh Masekela

Real name
Hugh Ramopolo Masekela
April 4, 1939
January 23, 2018
South Africa
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Although he has played many styles on music, he is best known for jazz, jazz pop and Afro-jazz. Masekela was a trumpeter, cornetist, flugelhornist, songwriter and occasional vocalist.
Miriam Makeba Spouse (1964-1966)


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Covers by Hugh Masekela

Title Performer Release date Originally by
i May 1968 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
i November 1966 The Association
i September 1967 Elis Regina
i January 1968 Procol Harum
September 1967 Aretha Franklin
1970 Judy Collins
i   November 1966 Barry McGuire REC, The Mama's and The Papa's REL
i June 1966 Herbie Hancock
i June 7, 2005 Billie Holiday
November 1966 Bob Lind
i 1966 Agostinho dos Santos
October 1963 (unknown), Narciso Yepes
Covered by Della Reese - Orchestra conducted by Sammy Lowe
i September 1967 The Beatles
1971 (unknown)
November 1966 The Beatles
i September 1967 The Beach Boys
i June 7, 2005 Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce
i June 7, 2005 Shirley Ross
i November 1966 Tom Jones
1970 The Beatles
1985 Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa '70
i January 1968 The Temptations [US1]
November 1966 Four Tops
i June 7, 2005 Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
i January 1968 Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy
i   June 7, 2005 Hildegarde with Orchestra directed by Harry Sosnik REC, Bob Chester and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Betty Bradley REL, Gertrude Lawrence PRF
i May 1968 Traffic
i November 1966 The Beatles
i June 7, 2005 Claire Carleton
i September 1967 Quarteto em Cy
i January 6, 1978 Miriam Makeba
1992 Michael Jackson
2006 (unknown)
i January 6, 1978 The African Dance Band of the Cold Storage Commission of Southern Rhodesia
i June 7, 2005 Orchestra conducted by Alfred Newman
September 1967 Janis Ian
i November 1966 Simon and Garfunkel
i 1992 Joe Jackson
May 1968 Howard Tate
1976 Eagles [US1]
i 1963 Ashley and Foster
1970 Classics IV
i   January 1968 The 5th Dimension REL, The Sunshine Company REC
i 1963 Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds
i   June 7, 2005 Carol Bruce REC, Ella Fitzgerald REL
1970 The Supremes [US1]
i June 7, 2005 Alice Faye

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