Desmond Dekker Tribute 2014
31:05:14 THE ACES PAYS TRIBUTE TO DESMOND DEKKER + AJ FRANKLIN (CHOSEN FEW) CALVIN SALMON, LASCELL JAMES, THE 007 BAND
FESTUS COXSONE, MR SCORCHER + PING WING
THE MA’AD CLUB@EXCELSIOR
195 BALHAM HIGH ROAD LONDON SW12 9BE
DOORS: 8PM – 3.30AM
Tickets: £10 More on the door!
Info: TL 07535 627 274
The Aces feat’ Barry Howard, Carl St Clair and new member Black Steel (Desmond Dekker & The Aces were the first Jamaican reggae artist to achieved a number 1 chart hit record in the UK and Europe “Israelites” 007 Shanty Town, Sing A Little Song, It Mek and many more hits, is to perform at the Ma’ad Club@The Excelsior by popular demand after a brief performance at the late Junior Mervin’s tribute back in February of this year.
Desmond Dekker & The Aces, singing lyrics in a Jamaican patois, helped make his 1969 song “Israelites” “ song, an ode to the troubles of the poor, sold millions of copies, became the first purely Jamaican song to top the charts in the United States, and opened the ears of the world to the music of the island,” wrote Los Angeles Times journalist Jocelyn Y. Stewart.
See the aces live backed by The 007 Band!
Supported by AJ Franklin (Chosen Few) who dominated the reggae scene during the 70’s with a string of hits produced by Derrick Harriot….The Chosen few were the Temptations, Stylistic, all rolled into one they covered mostly the US chart hits in reggae version.
Music by The legendary Festus Coxsone has been involved in Reggae Music for over 40 years. Born in St Thomas Jamaica, Festus came to the UK in 1965 where his notable career as the number 1 selector for Coxsone Sound System began. Recognised as being one of the most influential figures in the sound system business, his passion and knowledge of Reggae Music is unsurpassed.