Miriam Makeba (album)

Miriam Makeba is a self-titled, debut[3] album by Miriam Makeba. It was released in 1960 by RCA Victor.

Miriam Makeba
Studio album by
Released11 May 1960
VenueWebster Hall, New York City
GenreWorld music, African music
Length34:42 (LP); 35:07 (CD)
LabelRCA Victor (U.S.) Gallo Africa
ProducerBob Bollard
Miriam Makeba chronology
Miriam Makeba
The Many Voices of Miriam Makeba
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

1."The Retreat Song"Miriam Makeba2:34
2."Suliram" (Indonesian lullaby)Charles Carl Carter2:45
3."The Click Song"Makeba, Khoza, Majola, Mdedle, Mogosti2:09
6."Lakutshn, Ilanga"Mackay Davashe, Glazer2:07
7."Mbube" (with The Chad Mitchell Trio)Solomon Linda3:17
8."The Naughty Little Flea"Norman Thomas3:45
9."Where Does It Lead"Gwen Davis2:29
11."House of the Rising Sun"Perry Lopez1:57
13."One More Dance" (with Charles Colman)Charles Carl Carter2:40
14."Iya Guduza"Makeba2:05



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ "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.