Desmond Dekker

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Born: in Kingston, Jamaica

Annotation last modified on 2006-04-29 15:16 UTC.

Legal name: Desmond Dacres (Desmond Dekker)

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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).

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 This Is Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker 2
1970 You Can Get It If You Really Want Desmond Dekker 1
1980 Black & Dekker Desmond Dekker 3
1981 Compass Point Desmond Dekker 2
1993 King of Kings Desmond Dekker & The Specials 1
1996 Moving On Desmond Dekker 1
1997 Archive Desmond Dekker 1
1999 Halfway to Paradise Desmond Dekker 1
2008 King of Ska: Greatest Hits Desmond Dekker 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 The Best Of & The Rest Of Desmond Dekker 1
1991 King of Ska Desmond Dekker 1
1992 Rockin’ Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker 2 1
1993 Israelites Desmond Dekker 2
1997 First Time for a Long Time (1967-1971) Desmond Dekker 1
1997 The Original Rude Boy: The Best of Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker 1
1998 The Writing On The Wall Desmond Dekker 1
1999 Officially Live and Rare Desmond Dekker 1
2000 Gold Desmond Dekker 1
2000 Rude Boy Ska, Volume 1 Desmond Dekker 1
2000 The Very Best of Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker 1
2001 Israelites Desmond Dekker 1
2001 The Best of Desmond Dekker: The Israelites Desmond Dekker 1
2002 Israelites Desmond Dekker 1
2003 Rudy Got Soul: 1963-68 the Early Beverley's Sessions Desmond Dekker 1
2004 The Best of Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker 1
2005 You Can Get It If You Really Want: The Definitive Collection Desmond Dekker 1
2006 The Essential Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker 1
2006 …In Memoriam 1941-2006 Desmond Dekker 1
2006 The Very Best Of Desmond Dekker 1
2007 This is Crucial Reggae: Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker 1
2011 007: The Best of Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker 1
20 Greatest Hits Desmond Dekker 1
Desmond Dekker Greatest Hits Desmond Dekker 1
Forever Gold Desmond Dekker 1
Israelites Desmond Dekker 1
Israelites: Anthology 1963-1999 Desmond Dekker 1
The Best of Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker 1
The Magic Collection Desmond Dekker 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Madgie / Honour Your Mother & Father Desmond Dekker & Beverley's All Stars 1
1970 You Can Get It If You Really Want / Perseverance Desmond Dekker 2
1975 Sing a Little Song / No Place Like Home Desmond Dekker 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
King of Ska Desmond Dekker & The Specials 1
Rude Boy Ska, Volume 2 Desmond Dekker 1
The Israelites Desmond Dekker 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Classic Tracks Desmond Dekker 1

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