Desmond Dekker (July 16, 1941 â€” May 25, 2006) was a Jamaican ska and reggae singer and songwriter. Together with his backing group, The Aces, he had one of the first international Jamaican hits with Israelites. Other hits include 007 (Shanty Town) in 1967 and It Miek in 1969. Before the ascent of Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker was one of the most popular musicians within Jamaica, and one of the best-known musicians outside it.http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=5631107
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Cecil Bustamente Campbell, (born May 28, 1938), better known as Prince Buster and less known by his Muslim name Muhammed Yusef Ali, is a musician from Kingston, Jamaica and regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ska and rocksteady music. The records he made on the Blue Beat label in the 1960s inspired many reggae and ska artists.