The original King of Reggae, Desmond Dekker, took the sound of Jamaica around the world through a string of international hits, with his music gracing the British pop charts no less than seven times between 1967 and 1975. This incredible string of hits included "007," "It Mek," "Pickney Gal," "You Can Get It If You Really Want," "Sing A Little Song" and the first Jamaican-produced recording to top the British 7" singles list, "Israelites." All of these must-have recordings are included on "The Essential Artist Collection," which also includes the best of his other work, with almost every track being a major Jamaican bestseller.
The collection is available as both a 28-track double vinyl LP and a 50-track 2CD set. The collection is the latest in Trojan Records' new, stylishly designed "Essential Artist" series, which features the most popular and influential recordings from some of Jamaica's most celebrated performers. And as this superb compilation proves, few reggae artists have been more influential and celebrated than the legendary Desmond Dekker.
Disc 1 of 2 (CD)
1 (Poor Mi) Israelites 2 It Mek 3 Fu Man Chu 4 (Where Did It Go) The Song We Used to Sing 5 Beautiful and Dangerous 6 King of Ska 7 Intensified '68 (Music Like Dirt) 8 Sabotage 9 Sugar Dumpling 10 Don't Blame Me 11 Perseverance 12 It's a Shame 13 Jeserene 14 Bongo Gal 15 Pick Up the Phone 16 Mother's Young Gal 17 This Woman 18 Shing a Ling 19 You Can Get It If You Really Want 20 Unity 21 Live and Learn (The More You Live) 22 Rudy Got Soul 23 Get Up Adina 24 Generosity 25 Pretty Africa
Disc 2 of 2 (CD)
1 007 (Shanty Town) 2 The First Time for a Long Time 3 Rude Boy Train 4 Honour Your Mother and Father 5 It Pays 6 Problems 7 Wise Man 8 Mother Nature 9 It Gotta Be So 10 Beware 11 Coconut Water 12 Soldering 13 Busted Lad 14 Sweet Music 15 Labour for Learning 16 No Place Like Home 17 Writing on the Wall 18 Parents 19 Sing a Little Song 20 Mother Pepper 21 Mount Zion 22 Licking Stick 23 Young Generation 24 Pickney Gal 25 Jamaica Ska 2
Payment & Security
Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.