BOUNCY, MELODIC REGGAE
Pieter | Johannesburg | 12/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation covers some highlights from Desmond Dekker's career that goes right back to the 1960s. It is not comprehensive but contains some of his greatest hits like It Mek and The Israelites that were huge hits. It also displays a variety of styles like ska, rocksteady and bluebeat. My favourites include the aforementioned tracks plus You've Got Your Troubles, Shanty Town, I Believe, Problems and The More You Live. Best Of is a very enjoyable album of tuneful and bouncy songs from one of the greatest Jamaican masters. Another great one is his Greatest Hits collection that I highly recommend."
Pay respect to DD
George Haber | Long Island, NY | 12/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A big fan of reggae, I wasn't familiar with Dekker's work although I enjoyed his songs without knowing who sang them! This cd contains a number of classic tunes--Israelites, Shanty Town, I-tek, and Dekker's (excellent) cover of the Jimmy Cliff classic "You Can Get It..." Listeners whose point of entry into reggae is Bob Marley or Jimmy Cliff will enjoy this pioneer of the unique Jamaican sound."