December 10, 2007
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Christmas Day (Beverleys)'68
Desmond Dekker (Desmond Adolphus Dacres) is a well known reggae performer and song writer.
He also had some beautiful ballads. Like this deep Christmas ballad, done in a very low pace.
This song is part of a 3cd Box from the Trojan Label.
In 1962 Desmond was first rejected by Studio One (Coxsone Dodd) and Treasure Isle (Duke Reid) both did not see much in the singer. But over at Beverley's Records he was signed, but he had to wait until the next year 1963 before he recorded his first song called "Honour Your Father and Mother".
Dekker recruited four brothers, Carl, Patrick, Clive and Barry who became his backing band, The Four Aces, this was somewhere around 1965 possible after his fourth recording. When more members joined the band the name became "The Aces"
Video Clip from a later version of Israelites
In the end of this song Desmond Dekker sends Christmas wishes to all listening on behave of himself and Beverley's Records.