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

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Label: Trojan Records
Rel. Date: 06/02/2023
UPC: 4050538869309

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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. Sabotage - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
9. Sugar Dumpling
10. Don't Blame Me - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
11. Perseverance
12. It's a Shame - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
13. Jeserine - By Desmond Dekker ; the Cherry Pies
14. Bongo Gal - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
15. Pick Up the Phone
16. Mother's Young Gal - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
17. This Woman - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
18. Shing a Ling - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
19. You Can Get It If You Really Want
20. Unity - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
21. Live and Learn (The More You Live)
22. Rudy Got Soul - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
23. Get Up Adina - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
24. Generosity
25. Pretty Africa - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
26. 007 (Shanty Town)
27. First Time for a Long Time
28. Rude Boy Train - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
29. Honour Your Mother and Father
30. It Pays - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
31. Problems - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
32. Wise Man - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
33. Mother Nature
34. It Gotta Be So
35. Beware
36. Coconut Water
37. Soldering
38. Sweet Music - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
39. Labour for Learning
40. No Place Like Home
41. Writing on the Wall - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
42. Parents
43. Sing a Little Song
44. Mother Pepper - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
45. Mount Zion - By Desmond Dekker ; the Four Aces
46. Licking Stick - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
47. Young Generation - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
48. Pickney Gal - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
49. Jamaica Ska - By Desmond Dekker ; the Specials

More Info:

Two CDs. 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.