Desmond Dekker RIP

Other music blogs are bringing the sad news in more detail than I will. I'm just going to take Dekker's demise as an opportunity to post my favorite of his recordings, "Tips Of My Fingers." This wonderful, soulful version of a 1963 Roy Clark country tune proves Duke Ellington's maxim: there are only two kinds of music, good and bad. The rippling piano betrays the song's country roots, while silver-tongued Desmond and his harmonizing Aces pour on the regret and sweet nostalgia thick.

Download Tips Of My Fingers


Blogger Megan Lynch said...

Thanks, Jeremy! I really didn't know all that much Desmond Dekker other than "The Israelites".

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