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Black & Dekker (Mlps)
Desmond Dekker
Black & Dekker (Mlps)
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. Sony. 2006.

      
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All Artists: Desmond Dekker
Title: Black & Dekker (Mlps)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jvc Japan
Release Date: 10/16/2006
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ska, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 4988002513734

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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. Sony. 2006.
 

CD Reviews

Pure Brilliance from the King of Ska
state | 05/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At the end of the 1970s Dekker signed with Stiff Records, a punk label linked with the Two-Tone movement, a fusion of punk and ska. He recorded an album called BLACK & DEKKER which featured his previous hits backed by The Rumour, Graham Parker's band. These versions are resolutely joyous and vibrant: "Israelites" became a hit, followed by Dekker's cover of Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers To Cross."

It is a pity that commercial success eluded Dekker, even though Robert Palmer produced his next album COMPASS POINT it didn't sell well, as he ended up declaring bankruptcy a few years later once the Two-Tone movement died out. This is the perfect first purchase for someone wanting to discover first-rate ska. Standout tracks include "It Mek", "Problems" and "Please Don't Bend" though there isn't a bad cut on the whole CD. Highly recommended."