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Things will get better if you just hold out long enough.

Things will get better if you just hold out long enough.

I was born in St. Andrew's and raised in Kingston then I attended the Alpha Boy's school. ---->>>

So, after school, I needed to learn a trade and started to work as a tailor. ---->>>

Recently, I've been working on anew album of material, which should be out in the new Millennium. I'm not sure which song will be put out as a single, but I'm still hoping to get another record in the charts. ---->>>

I like to write songs about what's happening, what I see around me and what I hear. Everyday life. Someone may be talking to me and I may take it from that. ---->>>

I like to write songs about what's happening, what I see around me and what I hear. ---->>>

The Four Aces asked me if I'd like to sing with them as they didn't really have a lead singer. ---->>>

Then my mother was taken ill and died and my father took me to St. Mary's. ---->>>

I don't write about the same thing every time, everyday, different things are happening out there and if you take the time to look around, you can see that, then you can put it all together and tell the story. ---->>>

Sometimes I'd hear things on other people's records and I say I wanted it on my records, but Leslie Kong said, no, it wasn't right and that it wasn't my style. ---->>>

One day, I went to buy something for my dad at the shops, and I heard a song by Nat King Cole called 'Stardust Melody.' It was like I went into a trance or something. I forgot all about my dad sending me to the shop. When I got home, I explained to him what happened. I thought I was going to get a whipping, but he understood.

One day, I went to buy something for my dad at the shops, and I heard a song by Nat King Cole called 'Stardust Melody.' It was like I went into a trance or something. I forgot all about my dad sending me to the shop. When I got home, I explained to him what happened. I thought I was going to get a whipping, but he understood.

Biography

Nationality: Jamaican
Born: 07-16, 1941
Birthplace:
Die: 05-25, 2006
Occupation: Musician

Desmond Dekker (16 July 1941 – 25 May 2006) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician. Together with his backing group the Aces (consisting of Wilson James and Easton Barrington Howard), he had one of the earliest international reggae hits with "Israelites" (1968). Other hits include "007 (Shanty Town)" (1967), "It Mek" (1969) and "You Can Get It If You Really Want" (1970) (wikipedia)