Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker (1941 – 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 first international Jamaican hits with "Israelites". 
Maxell 1980's Tape Ad
Other hits include "007 (Shanty Town)" (1967) and "It Miek" (1969). Before the ascent of Bob Marley, Dekker was one of the most popular musicians within Jamaica, and one of the best-known musicians outside it.

Thanks, Russell

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