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.
Comes in translucent VIOLET vinyl.
1 Israelites 2 It Mek 3 Fu Man Chu 4 (Where Did It Go) The Song We Used To 5 Beautiful and Dangerous 6 King of Ska 7 Intensified '68
8 You Can Get It If You Really Want 9 Unity 10 Live and Learn 11 Rudy Got Soul 12 Get Up Adina 13 Generosity 14 Pretty Africa
1 007 2 The First for a Long Time 3 Rude Boy Train 4 Honour Your Mother and Father 5 It Pays 6 Problem 7 Wise Man
8 Sing a Little Song 9 Mother Pepper 10 Mount Zion 11 Licking Stick 12 Young Generation 13 Pickney Gal 14 Jamaica Ska (with The Specials)
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