King of Ska: The Beverley's Records Singles Collection 1963-1967

Model: 5053869769

SKU: 402081 Product ID: 289359

Format ‐ 2CD

Genre ‐ Ska

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    In 1963, a 21-year-old welder with dreams of becoming a full-time singer-songwriter, auditioned for one of Jamaica's new elite record producers, Leslie Kong, owner of the recently launched Beverley's Records label. After performing a number of original compositions, a deal was secured and within weeks, Desmond Adolphus Dacres saw his name in print as 'Desmond Dekker' on the labels of what would prove to be the first of his catalogue of 7” singles.

    The record, which coupled two of his own songs, 'Honour Your Mother And Father' and 'Madgie', became an instant best-seller and heralded the beginning of a long and immensely successful run of singles by Dekker, both as a solo artist and later, as lead singer for The Aces.

    To mark what would have been Desmond's 80th birthday, this 2xCD set showcases Dekker's first twenty singles for Kong's Beverley's labels which established him as a true Jamaican superstar.

    The 2xCD set is presented in a fold out digipack, along with a 12 page booklet with fascinating sleeve notes written by journalist Winston Smith.


    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - DEKKER, DESMOND

    Label - BMG

    Music Genre - Ska

    Music Genre Primary - Reggae

Track Listing

Disc 1

  1. Honour Your Mother And Father Desmond Dekker
  2. Madgie Desmond Dekker
  3. Happy Birthday Jamaica Desmond Dekker
  4. Sinners, Prepare! Desmond Dekker
  5. Parents Desmond Dekker
  6. Labour Of Learning Desmond Dekker
  7. Dracula Desmond Dekker
  8. Spitfire Don Drummond
  9. Jeserine Desmond Dekker & The Cherry Pies
  10. Take Your Time Theo Beckford
  11. King Of Ska Desmond Dekker & The Cherry Pies
  12. Boof Ska The Beverleys All-Stars
  13. Get Up Adina Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces
  14. Sleepwalk The Beverleys All-Stars
  15. It Was Only A Dream Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces
  16. Just One Little Girl The Four Aces
  17. This Woman Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces
  18. Mount Zion Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces
  19. Soldering Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces
  20. Just In Time The Beverleys All-Stars

Disc 2

  1. Its A Shame Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  2. On The Move Roland Alphonso & The Beverleys All-Stars
  3. 007 Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  4. El Torro Roland Alphonso & The Beverleys All-Stars
  5. Wise Man Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  6. Middle East Roland Alphonso & The Beverleys All-Stars
  7. Rude Boy Train Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  8. Nothing For Nothing Roland Alphonso & The Beverleys All-Stars
  9. Mothers Young Gal Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  10. Jungle Bit - Roland Alphonso & The Beverleys All-Stars
  11. Youve Got Your Troubles Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  12. Don Special Roland Alphonso & The Beverleys All-Stars
  13. Unity Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  14. Sweet Music Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  15. Keep A Cool Head Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  16. Charade - Roland Alphonso & The Beverleys All-Stars
  17. Mother Long Tongue Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  18. Halls Of Montezuma - Roland Alphonso & The Beverleys All-Stars
  19. Sabotage Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  20. Pretty Africa Desmond Dekker & The Aces

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