Desmond Dekker

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Desmond Dekker
Desmond Dekker in San Francisco, VS in 2005
Desmond Dekker in San Francisco, VS in 2005
Algemene informasie
Geboren 16 juli 1941
Sturven 25 mei 2006
Laand Jamaika
Spraoke Engels, Jamaikaans Kreool
Genre Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady
Offisiële webstee
http://wwww.desmonddekker.com


Desmond Dekker (n 16den juli 1941 - n 25sten mei 2006) was nen Jamaikaansen ska-, rocksteady- en reggaezänger, -skriewer en muzikaant. Met zinnen groep The Aces (met doarin Wilson James en Easton Barrington Howard), har he ene van de eerste internasjonale Jamaikaanse hits met "Israelites". Aandere hits warn "007 (Shanty Town)" (1967) en "It Miek" (1969). Dekker was ene van de meest geleewde muzikaantn in Jamaika en n bekeandsten doarboetn, vuur at Bob Marley wearldberoemd wör.

Plaatnoawerzicht[bewark | bronkode bewarken]

Albums[bewark | bronkode bewarken]

  • 007 Shanty Town (1967) Doctor Bird (Desmond Dekker & the Aces)
  • Action! (1968) (Desmond Dekker & the Aces)
  • This Is Desmond Dekkar (1969) - Trojan Records (UK #27)[1]
  • Israelites (1969) Doctor Bird
  • Intensified (1970) - Lagoon
  • You Can Get It If You Really Want (1970) - Trojan
  • Black And Dekker (1980) Stiff
  • Compass Point (1981) Stiff
  • King of Kings with The Specials (1993) - Trojan Records
  • Halfway to Paradise, Seventeen wonderful new recordings from the King of Ska(1999) - Trojan

Samenevoogde albums[bewark | bronkode bewarken]

  • Double Dekker (1973) Trojan
  • Dekker's Sweet 16 Hits (1979) Trojan
  • The Original Reggae Hitsound (1985) Trojan
  • 20 Golden Pieces of Desmond Dekker (1987) Bulldog
  • The Official Live and Rare (1987) Trojan
  • Greatest Hits (1988) Streetlife
  • The Best of & The Rest of (1990) Action Replay
  • Music Like Dirt (1992) Trojan
  • Rockin' Steady - The Best of Desmond Dekker (1992) Rhino
  • Crucial Cuts (1993) Music Club
  • Israelites (1994) Laserlight
  • Action (1995) Lagoon
  • Voice of Ska (1995) Emporio
  • Moving On (1996) Trojan
  • The Israelites (1996) Marble Arch
  • First Time for a Long Time (1997) Trojan
  • Desmond Dekker Archive (1997) Rialto
  • The Writing on the Wall (1998) Trojan
  • Israelites (1999) Castle Pie
  • Israelites: The Best Of Desmond Dekker (1963–1971) - Trojan (1999)
  • Desmond Dekker (2000) Snapper
  • The Very Best Of (2000) Jet Set
  • This Is Desmond Dekker (Bonus Tracks) - Trojan (2006)

Singles[bewark | bronkode bewarken]

Early solo singles[bewark | bronkode bewarken]

  • "Honour Your Mother and Father" (1963) Island (as Desmond Dekker & Beverley's Allstars)
  • "Parents" (1964) Island
  • "King of Ska" (1964) Island (as Desmond Dekkar and his Cherry Pies)
  • "Dracula" (1964) Black Swan (as Desmond Dekkar)

Desmond Dekker & the Four Aces[bewark | bronkode bewarken]

  • "Generosity" (1965) Island
  • "Get Up Adina" (1965) Island
  • "This Woman" (1965) Island
  • "Mount Zion" (1965) Island

Desmond Dekker & the Aces[bewark | bronkode bewarken]

  • "007 (Shanty Town)" (1967) - Doctor Bird
  • "Wise Man" (1967) Pyramid
  • "007 Shanty Town" (1967) Pyramid
  • "It's a Shame" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Rudy Got Soul" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Rude Boy Train" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Mother's Young Gal" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Unity" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Sabotage" (1967) Pyramid
  • "It Pays" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Beautiful and Dangerous" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Bongo Gal" (1967) Pyramid
  • "To Sir, With Love" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Mother Pepper" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Hey Grandma" (1967) Pyramid
  • "Music Like Dirt (Intensified)" (1967) Pyramid
  • "It Miek" (1968) Pyramid
  • "Israelites" (1968) - Pyramid (UK #1, U.S. #9)
  • "Christmas Day" (1968) Pyramid
  • "It Miek" (1969) - Pyramid (UK #7)
  • "Pickney Gal" (1969) - Pyramid (UK #42)

Latere solosingels[bewark | bronkode bewarken]

  • "You Can Get It If You Really Want" (1970) - Trojan
  • "The Song We Used to Sing" (1970) Trojan
  • "Licking Stick" (1971) Trojan
  • "It Gotta Be So" (1972) Trojan
  • "Beware" (1972) Rhino
  • "Sing a Little Song" (1973) Rhino
  • "Everybody Join Hands" (1973) Rhino
  • "Busted Lad" (1974) Rhino
  • "Israelites (re-recording)" (1975) - Cactus (UK #10)
  • "Sing A Little Song" (1975) - Cactus (UK #16)
  • "Roots Rock" (1977) Feelgood
  • "Israelites (new mix)" (1980) Stiff
  • "Please Don't Bend" (1980) Stiff
  • "Many Rivers to Cross" (1980) Stiff
  • "We Can and Shall" (1981) Stiff
  • "Book of Rules" (1982) Stiff
  • "Hot City" (1983) Stiff
  • "Jamaica Ska" (1993) Trojan

Verwiezingn[bewark | bronkode bewarken]

  1. Strong, Martin C. (2002) "The Great Rock Discography (6th edition)", Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-312-1

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