Reggae music is anchored in the painful experience of slavery. During 250 years, no less than thirty million people were transported over the Atlantic ocean to end up as slaves on one plantation or another. They brought their music and mixed it with all the other musical expressions that was heard at any time. In Jamaica, the popular musical styles that emerged were called Burru, Mento ...
Desmond Dekker: Israelites. From the LP "The King Kong Compilation", Island
Records, 1981. Produced by Leslie Kong.
From the same LP as the one on previous page, this Desmond Dekker sound
is equally classic. A re-release of his great hit from 1969.