Desmond Dekker, who brought the sound of Jamaican ska music to the world with hits such as "Israelites," has died, his manager said Friday. He was 64.
I've always loved the 1960's Trojan Ska records, and Desmond Dekker was one of the best.
The Jamaican pre-reggae ska movement helped to define popular music as we know it today. If you aren't familiar with this movement, I'd HIGHLY recommend finding a copy of History of Trojan Records Vol 1 (out of print), or a similar early Trojan compilation.
Link to CNN Article.