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The King of Ska


Download links and information about The King of Ska by Desmond Dekker. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Rock, Reggae, Roots Reggae, World Music, Ska genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 33:26 minutes.

Artist: Desmond Dekker
Release date: 2010
Genre: Rock, Reggae, Roots Reggae, World Music, Ska
Tracks: 12
Duration: 33:26
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No. Title Length
1. Jamaican Ska 2:28
2. Wise Man 2:23
3. Intensified 2:47
4. Rudy Got Soul 2:52
5. The More You Live 2:24
6. Israelites 3:07
7. Pickney Gal 2:47
8. Pretty Africa 3:19
9. Problems 2:30
10. It Mek 2:37
11. Don't Blame Me 2:57
12. 0.0.7 (Shanty Town) 3:15



Desmond Dekker was one of the first Jamaican singers to break rocksteady and reggae into the world market when "Israelites" became a surprise international pop hit in 1968, paving the way for other island stars like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. This offhand and rather random single-disc collection includes two of Dekker's most enduring songs, "Israelites" and "007 (Shanty Town)," as well as lesser-known songs like "Rudy Got Soul," but it hardly does more than scratch the surface of Dekker's catalog.