Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker (July 16, 1941 – May 25, 2006) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician.

Together with his backing group, The Aces (consisting of Wilson James and Easton Barrington Howard), he had one of the earliest international reggae hits with “Israelites” (1968). Other hits include “007 (Shanty Town)” (1967), “It Mek” (1969) and “You Can Get It If You Really Want” (1970).