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Desmond Dekker – Rude Boy Ska 10 Track LP Record
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Desmond Adolphus Dacres was born on 16th July 1941 in Saint Andrew Parish, Greater Kingston, Jamaica.
As a youngster Desmond regularly attended his local church with his grandmother and aunt. Here would bring him his lifetime religious commitment and his enjoyment for singing.
Dekker moved to parish of St. Mary following his mother’s death as a result of illness. He later to moved to St. Thomas, where he took up an apprenticeship as a tailor, before he moved back to Kingston and landed himself a job as a welder. His co-workers encouraged him to pursue his singing career; he successfully auditioned for Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s record label and was awarded his first recording contract. As his career took off this was the time he decided to adopt the name Desmond Dekker instead of ‘Dacres’.
Desmond Dekker – Rude Boy Ska (10 Track Vinyl Album)
01 It Mek
08 Where Did It Go
10 Sing A Little Song
Backing Vocals – Carolyn Catlin, George Dekker
Backing Vocals, Producer – Delroy Williams
Bass – Gordon Mulrain
Drums, Backing Vocals – Leroy Green*
Engineer – Michael Campbell*
Guitar – Steve Roberts
Keyboards – Aubery Mulrain*
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Rose*
Trumpet – Eddy Thornton*
Vocals – Desmond Dekker