Monday, December 24, 2007

A Tribute To Desmond Dekker (MP3 Review)


WWW, December 2007 - A decade before Bob Marley and the Wailers would conquer the world with their brand of Reggae Music, Desmond Dekker would do the same with his brand of SKA.

Israelites, anyone?

Desmond "Dekker" Dacres was born in 1942. 21 years later, he would have his first tune released: "Honor Your Mother And Father" was a biblical reference to Jah Livity that so many in Jamaica know themselves to be involved with.

Many know his world-hit "Israelites", which also had a biblical theme as Desmond described the every day situation of the average Jamaican and compared it rightfully with the situation of the average Israelite in Babylonian exile.

Long before Bob Marley would conquer the world which provided him with the title "King of Reggae", Desmond Dekker would do the same which gave him the title "King of Ska".

Like Bob Marley, Desmond would provide his audience with a combination of righteous and spiritual lyrics on one hand, and lighter topics such as lover's affairs on the other.

Reasons enough for our host Cloverdale Dave to livicate a whole podcast to the works of the King of Ska. 25 tracks filled with Reasoning and Seasoning, with Sugar and Spice...

Every now and then, Dave will pop in to provide some information and remind you where you are listening to, but for the rest it's all about the man and his music.



01. Get Up Edina
02. Jeserene
03. Honour your mother and father
04. Mount Zion
05. King of SKA (early version)
06. Sabatoge
07. Don't blame me
08. Licking Stick
09. Problems
10. Look what they're doing to me
11. This Woman
12. Hey Grandma
13. It Pays
14. Pretty Africa
15. Rudy Got Soul
16. 007 Shanty Town
17. Isrelaites
18. Young Generation
19. Hippopotamus
20. Music Like Dirt
21. Nincompoop
22. It Mek (hit version)
23. Labour for Learning
24. That's the way life goes
25. Song we used to sing



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