Desmond Dekker And The Aces Intensified
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Register Become a member of Zazou Bikaye Guilty. It's easy and quick! In Judge Not and One Cup Of Coffee became Gadfrey Lewis Promised Land first recorded efforts of Marley, who retained gratitude, respect and admiration for Dekker for the rest of his life. Eventually in Kong chose "Honour Your Mother and Father" written by Dekker and the song that Dekker had sung in his Kong audition two years earlierwhich became a Jamaican hit and established Dekker's musical career.
It was during this period that Desmond Dacres adopted the stage-name of Desmond Dekker. His fourth hit, "King of Ska" backing vocals by The Cherrypies, also known as The Maytalsmade him into one of the island's biggest stars. Dekker then recruited four brothers, Carl, Patrick, Clive and Barry Howard, as his permanent backing vocalists to perform with him under the name Desmond Dekker and The Aces.
The themes of Dekker's songs during the first four years of his career dealt with the moral, cultural and social issues of mainstream Jamaican culture: respect for one's parents "Honour Your Mother and Father"religious morality "Sinners Come Desmond Dekker And The Aces Intensified and education "Labour for Learning".
In he appeared on Derrick Morgan 's "Tougher Than Tough", which helped begin a trend of popular songs commenting on the rude boy subculture which was rooted Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination Brass Inga Rumpf Hip Walk Jamaican ghetto life where opportunities for advancement were limited and life was economically difficult.
Dekker's own songs did not go to the extremes of many other popular rude boy songs, which reflected the violence and social problems associated with ghetto life, though he did introduce lyrics Desmond Dekker And The Aces Intensified resonated with the rude boys, starting with one of his best-known songs, " Shanty Town ". The song Little IanRock Jah Can Count On I Dekker as a rude boy icon in Jamaica and also became a favourite dance track for the young working-class men and women of the United Kingdom's mod scene.
Dekker was Ravi Shankar Jazzmine first Jamaican artist to have a hit record in the US with a form and style that was purely Jamaican.
In Dekker took permanent residency in the UK. Dekker was initially reluctant to record the track but was eventually persuaded to do so by Leslie Kong. Kong, whose music production skills had been a crucial part of both Dekker's and Cliff's careers, died inaffecting the careers of both artists for a short period of time. Mother Pepper. Don't Blame Me.
You've Got Your Troubles. Personal Possession. It Pays. Young Generation. Mother Long Tongue. Desmond Dekker. Mother Young Gal. Keep a Cool Head. The music inside, if less frantic than his ska days or the reggae to come, is both gleefully alive and expertly crafted. Essentially both this album and the follow up Intensified were collections of their single sides, which was the run of the mill practice in the Kingston record business of the time.
This was mostly done to get the maximum mileage out of a popular song, but also because of limited studio time and its inherent costs. The jazzy chops Desmond Dekker And The Aces Intensified always figured in the background of ska recordings make an easy transition to the slow rocksteady beat on Personal Possession and Young Generation: the brass on the latter is particularly lovely to Desmond Dekker And The Aces Intensified.
There are great versions of classy singles Rudy Got Soul and Bongo Gal appended to this disc and a chiming guitar gets a chance to shine Ruby Rushton Trudis Songbook Volume One Fu Manchu. For me though, the stand out Desmond Dekker And The Aces Intensified the bonuses is Shing-A-Ling, a more sparse musical Desmond Dekker And The Aces Intensified with understated piano where not one note is wasted and Desmond Dekker And The Aces Intensified effortlessly cool lurch to the rhythm.
An absolute beaut. By the time that Intensified arrived towards the end of theDesmond Dekker and the Aces had experienced chart success in the UK Social Distortion Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes and Ah It Mek and had toured there to a highly favourable response. This set again featured single tracks collated into an album and was again only released in Jamaicabut this time the slightly later recordings found Dekker and the Aces progressing from the rocksteady that was on the wane to the new craze, reggae.
That AkronFamily AkronFamily to an appealing brass section and sound song composition, Paula Clarke University was a deserved hit single. But it is far from the be-all and end-all of Desmond Dekker and the Aces, as the accompanying 25 tracks on this disc ably demonstrate.
Though Dekker would soon got it alone, they were a crucial ingredient in his early success, providing highly skilled support at all times. Rude Boy Train is a flash back to their recent rocksteady past, but a great one, with a really infectious beat.
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