Without »Israelites« and »007 (Shanty Town)« by Desmond Dekker, reggae would be poorer by two immortal classics.
"This Is Desmond Dekkar" was originally released in 1969 on the Trojan label and produced by Leslie Kong. Kong produced jamaican stars like Derrrick Morgan, The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, and many others.
Dekker's career began in the 1960s, in the second half of which he already celebrated international hits - for example, "007 (Shanty Town)" was in the top 15 of the British charts in 1967.
It is astonishing that Desmond Dekker maintained his musical success over three decades and worked with such diverse musicians as Robert Palmer and Jimmy Cliff. Desmond Dekker died in 2006 and is still considered one of the most important exponents of Ska and Reggae to this day.
A1 007 A2 Sabotage A3 Shing A Ling A4 Hey Grandma A5 Beautiful And Dangerous A6 Wise Man
B1 Music Like Dirt B2 Rudy Got Soul B3 Unity B4 Mother Pepper B5 It Pays B6 Mother´s Young Girl
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