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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

Track: Israelites

Album: King Of Ska: The Indispensable Desmond Dekker

Album Details:
AlbumKing Of Ska: The Indispensable Desmond Dekker
Label
Release Date2014-06-01
Total Tracks60
Track Listing:
1Honour Your Mother and Father02:24
2Madgie02:41
3Parents02:30
4Labour for Learning02:37
5Dracula02:53
6Jeserine02:41
7King of Ska02:43
8It Was Only a Dream02:59
9Get Up Adina02:40
10This Woman02:32
11Mount Zion02:43
12Soldering02:32
13Wise Man02:04
14007 (Shanty Town)02:31
15It's a Shame02:24
16Rudy Got Soul02:48
17Rude Boy Train02:18
18Mother's Young Gal02:58
19Unity02:23
20Sweet Music02:30

Most Played Tracks as Scrobbled to Last.fm

#TitlePlays
1Israelites
619408
2007 (Shanty Town)
398418
3You Can Get It If You Really Want
242670
4It Mek
127081
5The Israelites
86088
6Beautiful and Dangerous
79561
7Pickney Gal
77121
8Fu Man chu
76351
9Unity
75178
10Get Up Edina
67826

Other Album Releases:

Desmond Dekker as You Have Never Heard Before Cd2 Home Tape Archives
Rude Boy Ska
Desmond Dekker As You Have Never Heard Before (Remixed By Desmond Dekker Jnr)
Trojan Classics
King Of Ska: The Indispensable Desmond Dekker
King of Ska: The Indispensable Desmond Dekker
Early Dekker
Sing a Little Song
In Memoriam
The Definitive Collection: You Can Get It If You Really Want

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