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Desmond Dekker / King of Ska: (The Beverley's Records Singles Collection, 1963 - 1967) 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 on 16th July 2021, 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.
Desmond Dekker / King of Ska: (The Beverley's Records Singles Collection, 1963 - 1967) 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 on 16th July 2021, 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.
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King Of Ska: The Beverley's Records Singles Collection, 1963 - 1967
Artist: Desmond Dekker
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1. Honour Your Mother and Father
2. Madgie - By Desmond Dekker ; Beverley's All Stars
3. Happy Birthday Jamaica
4. Sinners, Prepare!
5. Parents
6. Labour for Learning
7. Dracula
8. Spitfire - By Don Drummond
9. Jeserine - By Desmond Dekker ; the Cherry Pies
10. Take Your Time - By Theophilus Beckford
11. It's a Shame - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
12. On the Move - By Roland Alphonso ; Beverley's All Stars
13. 007 (Shanty Town) - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
14. El Torro (Edit) - By Roland Alphonso ; Beverley's All Stars
15. Wise Man - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
16. Middle East - By Roland Alphonso ; Beverley's All Stars
17. Rude Boy Train - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
18. Nothing for Nothing - By Roland Alphonso ; Beverley's All Stars
19. Mother's Young Gal
20. Jungle Bit - By Roland Alphonso ; Beverley's All Stars
21. King of Ska - By Desmond Dekker ; the Cherry Pies
22. Boof Ska - By Tony Washington ; the D.C's
23. Get Up Adina - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
24. Sleepwalk - By Sonny Burke ; His Group
25. It Was Only a Dream
26. Just One Little Girl - By the Four Aces
27. This Woman - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
28. Mount Zion - By Desmond Dekker ; the Four Aces
29. Soldering
30. Just in Time (It's Always a Pleasure) - By Sonny Burke ; His Group
31. You've Got Your Troubles - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
32. Don Special - By Roland Alphonso ; Beverley's All Stars
33. Unity - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
34. Sweet Music - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
35. Keep a Cool Head - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
36. Charade - By Roland Alphonso ; Beverley's All Stars
37. Mother Long Tongue - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
38. Halls of Montezuma - By Roland Alphonso ; Beverley's All Stars
39. Sabotage - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
40. Pretty Africa - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces

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Desmond Dekker / King of Ska: (The Beverley's Records Singles Collection, 1963 - 1967) 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 on 16th July 2021, 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.

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