Miriam Makeba (album)

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Miriam Makeba
Studio album by Miriam Makeba
Released 11 May 1960[1]
Genre World music, African music
Length 34:42 (LP); 35:07 (CD)
Label RCA Victor and Gallo Africa
Producer Bob Bollard
Miriam Makeba chronology
The Many Voices of Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba
An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba

Miriam Makeba is a self-titled, debut[2] album by Miriam Makeba. It was released in 1960 on the RCA Victor label.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Retreat Song"   Miriam Makeba 2:34
2. "Suliram" (Indonesian lullaby) traditional 2:45
3. "The Click Song"   Makeba, Khoza, Majola, Mdedle, Mogosti 2:09
4. "Umhome"   Makeba 1:16
5. "Olilili"   Silinga 2:31
6. "Lakutshn, Ilanga"   Dvashe, Glazer 2:07
7. "Mbube" (with The Chad Mitchell Trio) Linda 3:17
8. "The Naughty Little Flea"   Thomas 3:45
9. "Where Does It Lead"   Davis 2:29
10. "Nomeva"   Makeba 2:37
11. "House of the Rising Sun"   Lopez 1:57
12. "Saduva"   Makeba 2:30
13. "One More Dance" (with Charles Colman) Carter 2:40
14. "Iya Guduza"   Makeba 2:05



  1. ^ Miriam Makeba discography, http://www.sm5cbw.se/makeba/lsp2267.htm
  2. ^ "Recorded a year after the international hit musical King Kong (1959), which provided many black South African musicians with the opportunity to escape apartheid, Makeba's debut album paints a compelling portrait of the artist in exile." Miles Keylock, "Miriam Makeba" in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Universe Publishing, 2005), p. 51.