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Galt MacDermot

December 8th, 2014

Born:
Galt MacDermot

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Galt MacDermot

Biography

In a career packed with varying types of compositions, Galt MacDermot is still best-known for the music he wrote in the late-'60s Aquarian musical Hair. Born and raised in Montreal, MacDermot was the son of a Canadian diplomat. He studied at Bishop's University, then at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, before moving to New York in 1964. Three years later, MacDermot's music for Hair, combined with lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, made the show first an off-Broadway success, then a Broadway smash, and later a major motion picture. Of the several pop standards are “Let the Sunshine In,” “Aquarius,” “What a Piece of Work Is Man,” “Good Morning Starshine,” and the title song. In addition to the musicals, Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Human Comedy, MacDermot composed ballet and film scores, chamber music, band repertory, and drama accompaniments. Also, he formed the New Pulse Jazz Band in 1979.

Top Albums


1. Ghetto Suite

2. Hair (The Ne..

3. Hair: Specia..

4. Hair (Origin..

5. Shapes of Rh..

6. Up From The ..

7. The Human Co..

8. Let the Sun ..

9. Cotton Comes..

10. Nina

11. Dear Mama Ea..

12. Purdie As a ..

13. Up In Lights

14. Goddess Whee..

15. Foolish Love..

16. Fergus MacRo..

17. The Nucleus

18. Many Faces o..

19. Live at the ..

20. Asian Suite

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Cry Sound Ghetto Suite 2:01 $0.99
2.

Black Street Nightmare Nucleus 3:38 $0.99
3.

Golden Apples, Pt. II Nucleus 3:51 $0.99
4.

Duffer Nucleus 3:29 $0.99
5.

Love Scene (Climax) Nucleus 1:54 $0.99
6.

Golden Apples, Pt. III Nucleus 4:12 $0.99
7.

Golden Apples, Pt. I Nucleus 3:39 $0.99
8.

Opening Nucleus 4:34 $0.99
9.

Love Scene Nucleus 6:06 $0.99
10.

Bedroom Nucleus 4:08 $0.99
11.

Fishing Nucleus 6:03 $0.99
12.

Biscuit Blues Fergus MacRoy At the Homest.. 2:15 $0.99
13.

Anne Marie Fergus MacRoy At the Homest.. 3:44 $0.99
14.

Goddess Wheel Goddess Wheel 3:04 $0.99
15.

In the Blue Goddess Wheel 2:27 $0.99
16.

Invocation Goddess Wheel 0:32 $0.99
17.

Ain't Got No / I Got Life Women Only 2:50 $0.99
18.

Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In) Broadway: The American Musi.. 3:37 $0.99
19.

Ain't Got No / I Got Life Nina 2:50 $0.99
20.

Healing Her (Dub Remix) Dear Mama Earth 3:34 $0.99
21.

Get It Together Dear Mama Earth 2:47 $0.99
22.

Mama's Aide Dear Mama Earth 4:10 $0.99
23.

Healing Her Soul Dear Mama Earth 2:40 $0.99
24.

Human Flaws Dear Mama Earth 3:17 $0.99
25.

Everything I Own Dear Mama Earth 3:52 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Aquarius (Ed S..

2. Good Morning S..

3. So Fresh

4. Let the Sun Sh..

5. Let the Sun Sh..


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