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Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker (born in Kingston, Jamaica on 16 July 1941 - deceased 25 May 2006), was a Jamaican ska and reggae singer and songwriter. Together with his backing group, The Aces (consisting of Wilson James and Easton Barrington Howard), he had the first international Jamaican hit, Israelites. Other hits include 007 (Shanty Town) (1967) and It Mek (1968). Before the ascent of Bob Marley, Dekker was the best-known Jamaican musician outside of his country, and one of the most popular within it. Read more on Last.fm

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1Israelites
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3You Can Get It If You Really Want
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4It Mek
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5The Israelites
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6Beautiful and Dangerous
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7Pickney Gal
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8Unity
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9Get Up Edina
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10Rude Boy Train
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