Desmond Dekker 007: The Best of Desmond Dekker (2-CD)

007: The Best of Desmond Dekker (2-CD)
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Format:  CD  (2 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: October 31, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Spectrum Audio Uk

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Israelites
  • 2.007 (Shanty Town)
  • 3.You Can Get It If You Really Want
  • 4.It Mek [UK Mix] - (remix)
  • 5.Sing a Little Song
  • 6.Pickney Gal [Alternate Version]
  • 7.Intensified '68 (aka Music Like Dirt)
  • 8.Honour Your Mother and Father
  • 9.Licking Stick
  • 10.It Pays [Alternate Version]
  • 11.The More You Live
  • 12.Mother's Young Gal
  • 13.Mother Nature
  • 14.Sabotage
  • 15.Song We Used to Sing, The (Where Did It Go)
  • 16.Wiseman
  • 17.Jeserine
  • 18.It Gotta Be So
  • 19.Rude Boy Train
  • 20.Get Up, Edina
  • 21.Beautiful and Dangerous
  • 22.Busted Lad
  • 23.Bongo Gal [Alternate Version]
  • 24.Mother Pepper
  • 25.Everybody Join Hands

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.A It Mek [Original Version]
  • 2.Unity [Alternate Version]
  • 3.King of Ska
  • 4.Rudy Got Soul [Alternate Version]
  • 5.Sentimental Reason
  • 6.Problems
  • 7.Personal Possession [Alternate Version]
  • 8.First Time for a Long Time
  • 9.Young Generation [Alternate Version]
  • 10.Generosity
  • 11.Keep a Cool Head [Alternate Version]
  • 12.Get Up Little Suzie
  • 13.Pretty Africa
  • 14.Dancing Time
  • 15.Mount Zion
  • 16.Hanging Tree [Alternative Take]
  • 17.Perseverance
  • 18.Sweet Music [Alternative Take]
  • 19.Fu Manchu [Alternative Take]
  • 20.Mother Long Tongue [Alternative Take]
  • 21.Call on Me, Baby [Alternative Take]
  • 22.Sugar and Spice
  • 23.This Woman
  • 24.Shing a Ling
  • 25.Israelites [1970 Live Version]

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Laurence Cane-Honeysett.
Desmond Dekker was the first Jamaican reggae artist to break through in the United States, when his powerful and anthemic tune "Israelites" rose to number nine on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart in 1969. While "Israelites" was the first time most Americans had ever heard of Desmond Dekker, he was already a major star at home, cutting well-mannered ska singles (such as "Honour Your Mother and Father") since 1963 before moving on to more full-bodied rocksteady and reggae sounds with pointed and thoughtful lyrics as the decade wore on, scoring hits like "007 (Shanty Town)" (featured prominently on the soundtrack of the film The Harder They Come), "Rude Boy Train," "It Gotta Be So," and "The Song We Used to Sing (Where Did It Go)." 007: The Best of Desmond Dekker is a two-disc collection that features 25 classic hits from Dekker's catalog, as well as another 25 rare and unreleased sides including alternate takes of some of the artist's fan favorites of the '60s and '70s. ~ Mark Deming
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  • UPC: 602527813660
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