May 25, 2006 | Posted by dave w at 11:30 PM

Radio was playing, Desmond Dekker was singing

RIP Desmond DekkerDesmond Dekker - Pretty Africa

R.I.P. Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker died today.

He was THE MAN who first had an international reggae hit--The Israelites. Given the global influence of Jamaican music, Dekker's impact cannot therefore be understated. But more importantly, his voice and music are just really damn fun and beautiful. Going to his website, you'll see that he still had dates booked for this summer--he was working at it until the very end. Read more here.

Robots love to Desmond's family and friends.


you need to add the "a" to "afric" before the .mp3 in the url for it to work.

Posted by: erin at May 25, 2006 11:46 PM

that's how I had the file name so it should work. I think you must have been clicking while it was still uploading. Your comment showed up along with the post on my computer. Hope it works now.

Posted by: robotdave at May 25, 2006 11:53 PM

May he rest in peace. Thanks for sharing. Great great music.

Posted by: k at May 26, 2006 08:34 AM

R.I.P Desmond Dekker

Posted by: Leonard at May 26, 2006 11:22 PM
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