Desmond Dekker ‎– The Israelites

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Israelites 2:35
It Is Not Easy 2:12
Intensified 2:38
Tips Of My Fingers 3:30
Too Much Too Soon 2:32
It Mek 2:34
Nincom Poop 2:05
Problems 2:21
For Once In My Life 2:57
Rude Boy Train 2:14

Versions (25)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DLM 5013 Desmond Dekker The Israelites(LP, Album, Mono) Pyramid (2), Doctor Bird DLM 5013 UK 1969 Sell This Version
73059 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites (LP, Album) UNI Records 73059 US 1969 Sell This Version
73059 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites (LP, Album) UNI Records 73059 US 1969 Sell This Version
73059 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites (LP, Album) UNI Records 73059 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
WG.25/S/5445 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites (LP, Album) W & G WG.25/S/5445 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
80167 IT, 80 167 IT Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album) Ember Records, Ariola 80167 IT, 80 167 IT Germany 1969 Sell This Version
S-LEAC-1028 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album) Columbia S-LEAC-1028 Singapore 1969 Sell This Version
0168 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album) Polydor 0168 Venezuela 1969 Sell This Version
8.200 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album) Ember Records 8.200 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
0168 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album) Polydor 0168 South America 1969 Sell This Version
73059 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album) UNI Records 73059 US 1969 Sell This Version
184 324 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album) Polydor 184 324 Scandinavia 1969 Sell This Version
73059 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album, Promo) UNI Records 73059 US 1969 Sell This Version
29-73059 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(Reel, Album) UNI Records 29-73059 US 1969 Sell This Version
UNI 6-3059 Desmond Dekker The Israelites(8-Trk, Album) UNI Records UNI 6-3059 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
GRLP 043, DLS 5013 Desmond Dekker The Israelites(LP, Album) Green Light (2), Doctor Bird GRLP 043, DLS 5013 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
LDF-4414, 054-90699 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelitas(LP, Album) Odeon Pops, Odeon Pops LDF-4414, 054-90699 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
TM/S-2067 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelitas(LP, Album) Tizoc, Ember Records TM/S-2067 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
5C 054-90699, 5C 054.90699 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites (LP, Album) Ember Records, Ember Records 5C 054-90699, 5C 054.90699 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
92 368 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites - The Reggae Sound(LP, Album) SR International 92 368 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
AW 14310 Desmond Decker* The Israelites(LP, Album, M/Print, RE) Frederick Records (2) AW 14310 US 1979 Sell This Version
TBL1013 MONO Desmond Dekker The Israelites(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Pyramid (2) TBL1013 MONO UK 2016 Sell This Version
TBL1013 MONO Desmond Dekker The Israelites(LP, Album, Mono, RE, TP) Trojan Records TBL1013 MONO UK 2016 Sell This Version
20.127 Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album) SR International 20.127 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
85.007-V Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites(LP, Album) Ember Records 85.007-V Spain Unknown Sell This Version

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HanielSaturn

HanielSaturn

March 3, 2021
referencing Israelites , LP, Album, 73059
side 2 is a hot side man! nuff tunes must play!
humanagain

humanagain

February 12, 2018
referencing Israelitas, LP, Album, TM/S-2067
are the tracks sung in spanish? Please enter at least 4 more.
onehoop

onehoop

November 10, 2016
referencing The Israelites, LP, Album, Mono, RE, TBL1013 MONO

I was hoping for a 12" single of The Israelites but they're mostly 7" juke-box rescues, so I landed on this. I wish Trojan would have gone with the US or even the German cover. Aside from the new pressing, there is not much with this reissue. Plain paper sleeve, no "liner notes" or cultural context for the music other than Kong's original blurb. The music has enough strength to it to warrant the album version, although I was disappointed by the straightforward treatment of "For Once In My Life". The pressing is fantastic, and I don't know or think that electronically simulated stereo would be desirable. Of note, the vinyl doesn't have a flat edge, but it isn't sharpened so less likely to split covers.
I would vote to remove the Reggae genre, but I don't know if people would be less likely to find it under: World Music - Rock Steady?
onehoop

onehoop

November 10, 2016
referencing The Israelites, LP, Album, Mono, RE, TP, TBL1013 MONO
The official reissue had a white label and plain paper sleeve. Does the TP have an alternate cover?
aliceboy

aliceboy

November 25, 2013
referencing Israelites, LP, Album, 73059

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this is the only 'proper' Desmond Dekker album I own (I have a couple collections and his album with The Specials), but for that it's a perfect little bundle of work. Featuring the opening title track, the classic 'Israelites,' as well as other top numbers like 'Rude Boy Train,' 'It Mek' and 'Nincompoop,' this album is largely material written by Dekker himself and producer Leslie Kong. There are two heartfelt covers, 'Tip of My Finger' and 'For Once In My Life,' which are given a gentle rocksteady spin and thus made his own. Overall, even though about half of this album is included on the couple of Dekker compilations I have, this is still a wonderfully laid-back and well representative slab of vinyl. And, of course, that album cover is gorgeous.