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desmond dekker & the specials: king of kings
  • desmond dekker & the specials

  • king of kings (LP)

  • sku: MOVLP2722
  • Condition: Brand New Forthcoming Release
  • 20.90
  • $23.70
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  • Format: LP
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • Genre: Reggae, Afro, Latin
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Black vinyl
  • Desmond Dekker is a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician. He was originally a welder by profession, and it was his colleagues that encouraged him to pursue a career in music when they heard him singing in the workplace. He eventually signed a record deal with Beverley's, and grew into one of Jamaica's biggest stars. He is also credited with launching the career of fellow former welder Bob Marley.

    In the 1993, he released the collaborative album King of Kings with English ska band The Specials through the famous reggae label Trojan Records. Released under the name Desmond Dekker and The Specials, King of Kings consists of songs by Dekker's musical heroes including Byron Lee, Theophilus Beckford, Jimmy Cliff, and his friend and fellow Kong label artist, Derrick Morgan.

    Track Listing

      SIDE A

    • SAMMY DEAD
    • FAT MAN
    • EASY SNAPPIN'
    • CARRY GO BRING COME
    • DANCING MOOD
    • HUMPTY DUMPTY
    • SIDE B

    • KING OF SKA
    • OIL IN MY LAMP
    • TAKE IT EASY
    • WINGS OF A DOVE
    • KING OF KINGS
    • JAMAICA SKA