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On The Trail Of Desmond Dekker

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1967

A FEW years ago Bluebeat, that simple jogging West Indian pop, was all the rage among the mods of Britain. ...

Reggay: Son of R & B

Overview by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, May 1969

THERE WERE two kinds of reaction when Desmond Dekker's 'Israelites' started up the hit parades in March: blimey, I heard that before Christmas; and, the ...

Sweetened Ska Beat Could Sweep The Country Claims Desmond Dekker's Producer

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, July 1969

ARE DESMOND Dekker's 'Israelites' No. 1 and his latest release 'It Mek' only flashes in the proverbial pan, man... or could a hybrid mix of ...

Desmond Dekker, Johnny Nash et al: Reggae Festival, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, October 1969

Jamaica triumph ...

Desmond Dekker

Interview by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, November 1969

DESMOND DEKKER had a pretty nasty experience the other day when fans got hold of his scarf and nearly strangled him. He was unconscious for ...

Reggae

Report and Interview by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, May 1971

"Send a reggae band for my wedding reception" said Mick Jagger. The unpredictable move by a Stone symbolised the final acceptance of the music as ...

Reggae... The Hits You Never Hear

Report by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, July 1973

Scores of reggae records sell enough copies to qualify as pop hits. But you won't see them on the charts and you won't hear them ...

Desmond Dekker

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, May 1975

SEVEN YEARS ago, Desmond Dekker was a raw, gangling boy from St Thomas, Jamaica. ...

Desmond Dekker and Laurel Aitken: Old Rude Boys Never Die

Profile and Interview by Chris Salewicz, Face, The, September 1980

DESMOND DEKKER and Laurel Aitken are two Jamaican vocalists who, in earlier musical incarnations, helped lay the ground for the eventual acceptance of reggae music ...

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