Desmond Dekker



Desmond Dekker
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Rating
Active
1963 to 2006
Born
July 16, 1941 in Saint Andrew
Died
May 25, 2006
Location
Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
Biography
Desmond Dekker (16 July 1941 - 25 May 2006) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician. Together with his backing group, the Aces (consisting of Wilson James and Easton Barrington Howard), he had one of the earliest international reggae hits with "Israelites" (1968). Other hits include "007 (Shanty Town)" (1967), "It Mek" (1969) and "You Can Get It If You Really Want" (1970). Early life: Desmond Adolphus Dacres was born in Saint Andrew Parish (Greater Kingston), Jamaica, on 16 July 1941. Dekker spent his early formative years in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica.
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Top Songs by Desmond Dekker


Super Best

Shanty Town

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Black and Dekker - The Complete Stiff Recordings

007

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This Is Desmond Dekkar

Beautiful & Dangerous

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The Trojan UK Hits Collection

It Mek - UK Mix

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Anthology: Israelites 1963-1999

Hippopotamus

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Israelites: Anthology

Honour Your Mother & Father

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In Memoriam

Where Did It Go

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The Israelites

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Israelites: Anthology 1963-1999

Live and Learn

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Anthology: Israelites 1963-1999

Beautiful and Dangerous

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Israelites: The Best of Desmond Dekker

Israelites: The Best of Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker November 19, 2017

25 Tracks

Rude Boy Ska

Rude Boy Ska

Desmond Dekker April 16, 2016

10 Tracks

Trojan Classics

Trojan Classics

Desmond Dekker July 29, 2014

10 Tracks

King of Ska

King of Ska

Desmond Dekker June 1, 2014

10 Tracks

King Of Ska: The Indispensable Desmond Dekker

King Of Ska: The Indispensable Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker June 1, 2014

50 Tracks

Compass Point

Compass Point

Desmond Dekker January 28, 2014

13 Tracks

Early Dekker

Early Dekker

Desmond Dekker April 4, 2012

46 Tracks

Super Best

Super Best

Desmond Dekker April 4, 2012

50 Tracks

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