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Desmond Dekker - The Israelites
Probably no other Jamaican artist has brought more international acclaim to his island home than Desmond Dekker, barring, of course, Bob Marley, but Dekker came first. Most people’s introduction to the island’s unique musical sound came via the singer’s many hits, most notably “The Israelites” and “007 (Shanty Town).” Needless to say, he was even more influential in his homeland.
Desmond Dekker died on Wed May 25 2006 at the age of 64. RIP Desmond.