Desmond Dekker ► A Musical Appreciation

Desmond Dekker, who passed away just 6 years ago, had the prettiest voice in all of Reggae music. On what would have been his 71st birthday, let’s take a moment to honour one of the pioneers of Reggae music. Everyone knows his most famous song, Israelites, his only U.S. hit. Watch him lip sync it in the late ’60s:

However, there are far more songs in the Desmond Dekker canon that you might not even know you know and, even if you don’t know them, you should. For your continued Reggae education, I present a Desmond Dekker Jukebox.

About Headly Westerfield

Calling himself “A liberally progressive, sarcastically cynical, iconoclastic polymath,” Headly Westerfield has been a professional writer all his adult life.

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