I can't believe that no one defined him yet. He is only one of the coolest legends to ever exist. Born Desmond Adolphus Dacres on July 16, 1941. Was a pioneer of first-wave ska in the sixties with his group the Aces, and the best known performer outside Jamaica before Bob Marley. Ska Boss.
The first time I ever heard Israelites I thought I landed in ska heaven. Long live Desmond Dekker.
by Orange Lady July 15, 2008