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King of Ska: Greatest Hits
Desmond Dekker
King of Ska: Greatest Hits
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
 
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While he's generally acknowledged as the ''King of Ska,'' Desmond Dekker's biggest hits, which he recorded with producer Leslie Kong, were prime examples of rock steady and early reggae. But what hits! ''Isrealites,'' ''00...  more »

      
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All Artists: Desmond Dekker
Title: King of Ska: Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Great American Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 6/10/2008
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ska, Caribbean & Cuba, Jamaica, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 708535106920

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While he's generally acknowledged as the ''King of Ska,'' Desmond Dekker's biggest hits, which he recorded with producer Leslie Kong, were prime examples of rock steady and early reggae. But what hits! ''Isrealites,'' ''007 (Shanty Town),'' ''It Mek,'' wrapped the cool riddems around some glorious pop music to become international hits, all lead by Dekker's high distinctive voice. It was Dekker who introduced Ska to the outside world. He is the ''Desmond'' referred to in The Beatles 1968 ''Ob-La-di, Ob-La-da.'' This collection is comprised of live and studio recordings from 2004, 14 months before his death.

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