The Writing On The Wall
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 3/4||Sleeve : 4/5|
Desmond Dekker, real name Desmond Dacres, born 16 July 1942, Kingston, Jamaica recorded in 1963 his initial single 'Honour Your Father And Mother' for producer Leslie Kong. This was the start of a tremendous succesful career in the 60s with a formidable run of twenty number 1 hits to his credit. |
On this 25 track compilation set Trojan draws from the recording sessions with producer Leslie Kong. With his unmistakable falsetto vocal, on some tracks backed by The Four Aces, he makes a solid impression. The album contains a variety of styles : from American r & b, ska, ballads, rocksteady to early reggae.
'The Writing On The Wall' is a decent set, that treats all reggae fans to the generous talents of this reggae pioneer.