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Nev and Rhoda are among the fans celebrating the amazing Mr Dekker in this video tribute... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9aqrqguO1k
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Nice tribute, but apart from Rhoda, Nev and David Rodigan I have absolutely no idea who any of those people are.
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Ha. Well I vaguely recognized the young girl (Becca D) she is a T.V. Presenter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A872P-yspPk
The woman at the beginning had a popular lovers track track called Hopelessly in Love which is a pretty cool song. Brand New Heavies I remember having a few hits around the time of my A Levels. I don't know who Mellow Mood are but I'm a bit out of touch with the kids these days. On Facebook there was a guy who used to write for Time Out saying he used to live near Desmond Dekker in Forest Hill (which is part of Lewisham). Other people chipped in saying they used to see Desmond in certain pubs etc. I didn't know Desmond worked as a postman in South London but apparently he did for a while.
Roddy Radiation once said Desmond wasn't that happy when they recorded the King of Kings album with Lynval, Nev, & Horace in 1993
https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/desmond-dekker-and-the-specials/king-of-kings-f83f7432-c0dc-4e94-acd3-6248ff27c3cd
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Harry wrote:


Roddy Radiation once said Desmond wasn't that happy when they recorded the King of Kings album with Lynval, Nev, & Horace in 1993
https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/desmond-dekker-and-the-specials/king-of-kings-f83f7432-c0dc-4e94-acd3-6248ff27c3cd


I am not surprised. It took some doing get that amount of talent to perform such a brilliant selection of songs and produce such a God awful album.
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Do you think King of Kings is the worst album credited to The Specials?
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Harry wrote:
Do you think King of Kings is the worst album credited to The Specials?


It's down there with those Skinhead Girl and Conquering Ruler albums. Plus Today's Specials and of course Encore Wink
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