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Black and Dekker


Download links and information about Black and Dekker by Desmond Dekker. This album was released in 1980 and it belongs to Rock, Reggae, World Music, Ska genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 37:54 minutes.

Artist: Desmond Dekker
Release date: 1980
Genre: Rock, Reggae, World Music, Ska
Tracks: 12
Duration: 37:54
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No. Title Length
1. Israelites 2:33
2. Lickin' Stick 2:58
3. It Mek 2:45
4. Please Don't Bend 3:18
5. Many Rivers to Cross 4:07
6. Hippo 3:33
7. 007 2:53
8. Work Out 2:46
9. Problems 3:10
10. Rude Boy Train 3:43
11. Pickney Gal 3:07
12. Why Fight 3:01



An old-school reggae icon, Desmond Dekker started his career in the early '60s and established himself as a star in his native Jamaica. By the end of the decade, two of his singles—"007 (Shantytown)" and "Israelites"—blew up in the U.K. among the budding mod scene, and they'd find a bigger global audience with their inclusion in the film The Harder They Come (and on its soundtrack) a few years later. Originally released in 1980, Black and Dekker finds him looking to jumpstart his career; Dekker signed to Stiff Records and rerecorded old hits with new producers and backing bands such as The Rumour (who also played with Graham Parker), The Akrylyks, and The Equators. Dekker's voice still sounds great, and the musicians are on-point, although the modernized new wave/ska sound here takes a little getting used to. Recommended for fans of the English 2-Tone movement (The Specials, Madness, etc.), this remains a compelling listen and a nice surprise from the vaults.