Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker

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Top Songs

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You Can Get It If You Really Want
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Israelites
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007 (Shanty Town)
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Intensified
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Archie Wah Wah

Albums

  • What Is Man (Acoustic Version 1)

    Jul 2021 • 1 song

  • Desmond Dekker as You Have Never Heard Before Cd2 Home Tape Archives
  • Israelites

    Jul 2019 • 1 song

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Desmond Dekker

Biography

Probably no other Jamaican artist has brought more international acclaim to his island home than Desmond Dekker, barring, of course, Bob Marley, but Dekker came first. Most people's introduction to the island's unique musical sound came via the singer's many hits, most notably "Israelites" and "0.0.7. (Shanty Town)." Needless to say, he was even more influential in his homeland. Born Desmond Dacres in Kingston, Jamaica, on July 16, 1942, the star-to-be was orphaned in his teens. Left to earn a living on his own, he apprenticed as a welder. It was his workmates who first note...
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