Songs »Informer

30 Day Song Challenge – Day Fourteen: Best Worst Cassingle to Make a Trip to the Mall for in 1992*:

Informer by Snow (1992)

*From Personal Experience

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Posted on May 14, 2011

Albums »This Is Desmond Dekkar

by Desmond Dekker (1969)

As a casual reggae and ska listener, I can’t say I knew too much about Mr. Desmond Dekker beyond his name and his hit “Israelites” and “007 (Shanty Town)“. I’ve been recently in the mood for catchy upbeat classic reggae though and This Is Desmond Dekkar (despite curiously misspelling his name) is a great introduction to his early work and totally fits the bill.

A reissue of a 1969 album, This Is Desmond Dekkar also features 19 additional tracks. The entire album is a stylish, pleasant, transporting experience from the excellent aforementioned hits to the lesser known tracks like Sabotage and Nincompoop. Known as “The King of Ska”, Dekker was at the forefront of a new movement (and even helped Bob Marley with his start). The early 60’s, rude boy portion of his decades long career is well represented here.

Plus, there’s nothing better for dancing a baby around than this.

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Posted on November 12, 2010

Songs »Uptown Top Ranking

Uptown Top Ranking by Althea and Donna Think of Jim and I on a topless beach in Jamaica, because that is where we will be when you read this. Possibly getting cornrows a la Federline… but very possibly not.

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Posted on January 30, 2006