Desmond Dekker & The Aces ‎– 007 Shanty Town

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007 (Shanty Town)
Unity
Wise Man
Rude Boy Train
You've Got Your Troubles
Rudie Got Soul
Mother Young Gal
Keep A Cool Head
Shing-A-Ling
Mother Long Tongue
Personal Possession
Sweet Music

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DLM 5007 Desmond Dekker & The Aces 007 Shanty Town(LP, Album) Doctor Bird DLM 5007 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SPECORIG1004 Desmond Dekker & The Aces 007 Shanty Town(CD, Album, RE) Trojan Records, Spectrum Music (2) SPECORIG1004 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
TJCD528 Desmond Dekker & The Aces 007 Shanty Town(CD, Album, RE) Trojan Records, BMG TJCD528 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MOVLP2347 Desmond Dekker & The Aces 007 Shanty Town(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Ora) Music On Vinyl MOVLP2347 UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
MOVLP2347 Desmond Dekker & The Aces 007 Shanty Town(LP, Album, RE) Music On Vinyl B.V. MOVLP2347 UK 2019 Sell This Version

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bucketofheads

bucketofheads

February 28, 2020
referencing 007 Shanty Town, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Ora, MOVLP2347

My copy sounds fantastic. I’ve never had any issues with any MOV releases.
squale323

squale323

July 22, 2019
referencing 007 Shanty Town, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Ora, MOVLP2347

the sound is disgusting, distortion on every songs except one... a disaster, absolutly no pleasure to ear it !
triceratops

triceratops

March 27, 2019
referencing 007 Shanty Town, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Ora, MOVLP2347
What a great album — every cut an instantly hummable gem. This RE (can it really be the only one on vinyl since the original release? That seems crazy to me) sounds excellent.
staunton_lick

staunton_lick

February 7, 2019
referencing 007 Shanty Town, LP, Album, DLM 5007
Finally getting a repress (though a limited one for now it seems).
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

August 21, 2015
referencing 007 Shanty Town, CD, Album, RE, SPECORIG1004

The song "007 (Shanty Town)" made Desmond Dekker Jamaican music's first outernational superstar - I remember hearing him at a very young age and being moved by his soulful voice over the irresistible marriage of the Staccato guitar chords and the offbeat keyboard. This was his first album, it's interesting to hear Ska developing into Rocksteady, but most the material isn't very strong. Other than the title track, "Rude Boy Train" and "Personal Possession" are the highlights. Perhaps you'd be better off picking up a compilation, there's plenty that have most of these songs on.