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Ralph MacDonald ‎– The Path

Label: Marlin – MARLIN 2210
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Latin Jazz


The Path (17:15)
A1a Part One
Chorus  Alfred Lerefolo, Busie Dlamini, Hugh Masakela*, Junior Tshabalala, Linda Tshabalala*, Miriam Makeba, Samuel Hlatshwayo, Simon Nkosi, Thembi Mtshali
Percussion [Log Drums]  Idris Muhammad
Percussion [Syndrum, All Percussion]  Ralph MacDonald
Voice [Spoken Voice]  Jimi Solanke
A1b Part Two
Cello  Mike Sorzano
Clarinet [Solo]  Clinton "Came To Play" Thobourne*
Steel Drums [Double Second]  Alston Jack
Steel Drums [Tenor]  Roger Sardinha
A1c Part Three
Alto Saxophone  David Sanborn
Synthesizer [Solo]  Bob James
Tenor Saxophone  Mike Brecker*
Trombone  Barry Rogers
Trumpet  Randy Brecker
B1 Smoke Rings And Wine
Backing Vocals  Hilda Harris, Jerry Keller, Kenny Karen, Leslie Miller, Patti Austin, Tony Wells (2), Valerie Simpson
Harmonica  Jean "Toots" Thielemans*
B2 I Cross My Heart
Saxophone [Lead & Solo], Tenor Saxophone  Grover Washington, Jr.
Synthesizer [Oberheim]  Jerry Peters
B3 It Feels So Good
Cowbell, Congas [Solo]  Ralph MacDonald
Guitar [Solo]  Eric Gale
Timbales  Nicky Marrero
Vibraphone [Lead & Solo]  Dave Friedman*
B4 If I'm Still Around Tomorrow
Backing Vocals  Brenda White*, Lani Groves, Yollanda McCullough*
Lead Vocals  Gwen Guthrie


  • Arranged By, Conductor  Arthur Jenkins, Jr.* (tracks: B4), William Eaton (tracks: A1a to B3)
  • Bass  Chuck Rainey, Will Lee (tracks: B4), William Salter (tracks: B3)
  • Clavinet  Arthur Jenkins, Jr.*
  • Congas, Percussion  Ralph MacDonald
  • Drums  Charles Collins (tracks: B4), Rick Marotta (tracks: A1b, B2), Steve Gadd (tracks: A1c, B1)
  • Engineer  Richard Anderson*
  • Engineer [Assistant]  Eddie Heath, Jr.*
  • Guitar  Eric Gale, Hugh McCracken (tracks: B4)
  • Piano  Arthur Jenkins, Jr.* (tracks: B4), Richard Tee
  • Producer  Ralph MacDonald, William Eaton, William Salter
  • Strings  Al Brown*, Gene Orloff, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Joe Malin, Julien Barber, Kermit Moore, Matthew Raimondi, Mitsue Takayama, Paul Gershman, Sanford Allen, Selwart Clarke
  • Written-By  Ralph MacDonald, William Eaton (tracks: A1a to A1c), William Salter


Gatefold cover with Label text arranged different. Lp housed in Marlin Poly Sleeve.

Included 11x11 parchment paper insert with comments about the LP.

Recorded at Rosebud Recording, Inc. "Antisia Music" logo on rear cover. 1978 T.K. Productions
495 S.E. 10th Court Hialeah, Florida 33010.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Deadwax info side A): MAR-2210-A T 1/6/78 STERLING
  • Other (Deadwax info side B): MAR-2210-B 1/6/78 STERLING