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Desmond Dekker - Essential Artist Collection - Desmond Dekker
Essential Artist Collection - Desmond Dekker
Artist: Desmond Dekker
Format: Vinyl

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Label: TROJAN RECORDS
Rel. Date: 06/02/2023
UPC: 4050538861587

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DISC: 1

1. (Poor Mi) Israelites - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
2. It Mek (UK Mix) - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
3. Fu Man Chu - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
4. (Where Did It Go) the Song We Used to Sing
5. Beautiful and Dangerous - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
6. King of Ska - By Desmond Dekker ; the Cherry Pies
7. Intensified '68 (Music Like Dirt) - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
8. You Can Get It If You Really Want
9. Unity - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
10. Live and Learn (The More You Live)
11. Rudy Got Soul - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
12. Get Up Adina - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
13. Generosity
14. Pretty Africa - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
15. 007 (Shanty Town)
16. First Time for a Long Time
17. Rude Boy Train - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
18. Honour Your Mother and Father
19. It Pays - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
20. Problems - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
21. Wise Man - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
22. Sing a Little Song
23. Mother Pepper - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
24. Mount Zion - By Desmond Dekker ; the Four Aces
25. Licking Stick - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
26. Young Generation - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
27. Pickney Gal - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
28. Jamaica Ska - By Desmond Dekker ; the Specials

More Info:

Double vinyl LP pressing. Long before Bob Marley's rise to pre-eminence, the title of the world's leading reggae performer rested firmly with another young singer from Kingston, Jamaica: Desmond Dekker. Between 1967 and 1970, Desmond enjoyed a succession of international hit singles, breaking new ground with singles such as '007', the first Jamaican-produced single to break into the UK top twenty, and 'Israelites', the first reggae single to reach the Number One spot in Britain and to breach the US chart. Further triumphs followed thereafter, with major chart hits including 'It Mek', 'Pickney Gal', 'You Can Get It If You Really Want' and 'Sing A Little Song', all of which cemented his place in history as Jamaica's first global superstar. All these works, along with the best of his remaining recordings from the ska, rock steady and reggae eras are featured on this compilation, featuring extensive liner notes and imagery, the set pays due respect to the original King of Reggae and superbly demonstrates the immense talent that set Desmond Dekker apart from his peers during the Golden Age of Jamaican music.