• Desmond Dekker – It Miek
    • Desmond Dekker – Look What They're Doing To Me
    • Desmond Dekker – Please Don't Bend
    • Desmond Dekker – My Reward
    • Desmond Dekker – Little Darling
    • 1. It Miek
    • 2. Look What They're Doing To Me
    • 3. Please Don't Bend
    • 4. My Reward
    • 5. Little Darling
    • 6. Life Of Opportunity
    • 7. When I'm Cold
    • 8. Archie Wah Wah
    • 9. Hippopotamus
    • 10. Warlock
    • 11. Plus 18 tracks

    Making his mark on the international recording scene with a series of global hits in the late Sixties and early Seventies, Desmond Dekker enjoyed success on a scale no other Jamaican act had experienced.

    So in 1972, when the singer left the world’s leading reggae record company, Trojan Records, to join the newly launched rival Creole, the move sent shockwaves through the UK’s music industry.

    In response, Trojan gathered some of the singer’s biggest hits alongside rare and previously unreleased material from the archive, which they issued on the aptly-titled double LP set, “Double Dekker”.

    Much to the chagrin of Creole, the collection swiftly became one of Trojan’s biggest selling long players of 1973, its release eclipsing the singer’s recently recorded work for his new label.

    Now, 45 years after its original release, “Double Dekker” is finally available once more, with the track- listing augmented with six rare bonus tracks.


    Other Releases by Desmond Dekker

    Desmond DekkerYou Can Get It If You Really Want (Expanded Edition)Doctor Bird
    First ever CD issue of one of Trojan Records’ best-selling albums. Features three major UK hits: ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want’, ‘Pickney...
      Desmond DekkerPretty AfricaTrojan
      LP - pale yellow vinylRecorded at Chalk Farm Studio in the summer of 1973, this long-lost album, showcasing the talents of reggae superstar Desmond Dekker...
      Desmond DekkerPretty AfricaPyramid
      Boss Sounds from Desmond Dekker & Roland Alphonso with one rocksteady vocal and a killer ska instrumental 1967/8
      • Desmond Dekker – Pretty Africa
      • Roland Alphonso – El Toro
      Desmond DekkerHonour Your Mother & FatherBeverley's
      Classic early ska two sider from the 60s produced by Leslie Kong for his Beverley's label.
      • Desmond Dekker – Honour Your Mother & Father
      • Jimmy Cliff – King Of Kings
      Desmond DekkerMother Young GalBeverley's
      Killer rocksteady early reggae cut on a slow brooding backing from The Aces with a rare instrumental version on the flip.
      • Desmond Dekker – Mother Young Gal
      • Desmond Dekker – Version
      Desmond DekkerThe King of SkaSecret
      Ace compilation from Desmond Dekker!
        Desmond DekkerIt MekBeverley's
        classic 1968 recording for lesie kong's label beverley's. very clean reissue and with the added bonus of instrumental on the flip.
        • Desmond Dekker – It Mek

        Other Releases on Doctor Bird

        Errol Brown & The RevoltionariesCulture Dub & Medley DubDoctor Bird
        By the close of the 1970s, dub was firmly established as a favourite sub-genre of the reggae canon, with every Jamaican-based producer of note releasing...
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Everyday Love Dub
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Iron Sharp Dub
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Harder Than The Rest (Dub)
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Work On Dub
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Payaka Dub
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Jah Rastafari (Version)
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Trinity In Dub
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Dub You Know
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Under Heavy
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Swing And Dub
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – In The Park Version
        • Errol Brown & The Revoltionaries – Trial Dub
        Derrick Morgan And His FriendsExpanded EditionDoctor Bird
        The rock steady era that dominated Jamaica’s musical landscape between late-1966 and mid-1968 is today widely acknowledged as the most influential period...
        • Derrick Morgan – Bad Luck On Me
        • Derrick Morgan – Lagga Head
        • Derrick Morgan & The Viceroys – Stumbling Block
        • The Black Brothers – You've Been Saying Things
        • Derrick Morgan & Pauline – Someone
        • DISC TWO - Derrick Morgan – Gimme Back
        • The Viceroys – Give It To Him
        • Lloyd & Devon – Red Rum Ball
        The GayladsFire And RainDoctor Bird
        Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s Records dominated the Jamaican music scene throughout the years that immediately followed the arrival of reggae music in the...
          Put On Your Best DressSonia Pottinger Ska & Rock Steady 1966-1967Doctor Bird
          Between the summers of 1966 and ’68, the sound of rock steady dominated Jamaica’s musical landscape, and throughout this time few producers proved...
          • The Conquerors – What A Agony
          • The Valentines – Gun Fever
          • Al & The Vibrators – Move Up
          • Patsy Todd – Pata Pata Rock Steady
          • Leslie Butler – Gay Drums
          • Count Ossie – Nyah Bongo
          • Al & The Vibrators – Musical Pressure
          • Jo Jo Bennett – Living Soul
          • Stranger & Gladdy – We Shall Overcome
          Dennis BrownJust Dennis & Deep DownDoctor Bird
          Both of these hugely important collections feature on this essential 2CD set, the contents of which is further bolstered by the remainder of Brown’s...
            The UpsettersClint Eastwood / Many Moods Of "The Upsetters"Doctor Bird
            By the close of the Sixties, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was firmly established as one of Jamaica’s most popular and innovative producers. His frequently...
            • The Upsetters – Return Of The Ugly
            • The Upsetters – For A Few Dollars More
            • The Upsetters – Clint Eastwood
            • The Inspirations – Down In The Park
            Greatest Jamaican BeatDoctor Bird
            Throughout the brief, yet spectacularly creative rock steady era of the mid-to-late Sixties, the productions of Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid dominated Jamaica’s...
            • The Jamaicans – Baba Boom (Festival 1967)
            • The Techniques – Queen Majesty
            • Justin Hinds & The Dominoes – Fight Too Much
            • The Melodians – You Have Caught Me (Alternate Version)
            • Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Saboo
            • Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Our Man Flint
            Derrick MorganMoon HopDoctor Bird
            Among the first major recording stars to emerge in Jamaica, Derrick Seymour Morgan first made his mark in the studio in the late 1950s, becoming the island’s...
            • Derrick Morgan – A Night At The Top
            • Derrick Morgan – Man Pon Moon
            • Derrick Morgan – Moon Hop
            • Derrick Morgan – Return Of Jack Slade
            King Size ReggaeExpanded EditionDoctor Bird
            By the dawn of the Seventies, Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s Records was firmly established as Jamaica’s premier record label, having secured a series...
            • The Gaylads – Soul Sister
            • Ken Boothe – It's Gonna Take A Miracle
            • Delroy Wilson – Gave You My Love
            • Ken Boothe – Now I Know
            John HoltLike A BoltDoctor Bird
            First issued in 1973, “Like A Bolt” is today widely regarded as one of the finest albums to showcase the inestimable talents of Jamaican singing legend,...
              Greater JamaicaMoonwalk Reggae & Reggay At It's BestDoctor Bird
              These two essential albums now form the basis of this set, which is further bolstered by an incredible 38 bonus tracks, many of which make their CD debut,...
              • John Holt – Stealing Stealing
              • Dave Barker – Lock Jaw
              • Winston Wright – Moonlight Groover
              • The Ethiopians – Quando Mi Amor
              The EthiopiansReggae Power & Woman Capture ManDoctor Bird
              Comprises two of the most sought-after LPs from the boss reggae era. After being formed by Leonard Dillon, Stephen Taylor and Aston ‘Charlie’ Morrison...
                Desmond Dekker & The AcesAction! & IntensifiedDoctor Bird
                ncludes three major UK hits: ‘Israelites’, ‘007’ and ‘Ah It Mek’ 50th anniversary release Most comprehensive release of the trio’s output...
                  Harry J. All StarsLiquidator (Expanded Edition)Doctor Bird
                  The seminal boss reggae instrumental collection is now further enhanced with a dozen bonus tracks from Harry Johnson’s eponymously named All Stars band.
                    The MaytalsMonkey Man & From The RootsDoctor Bird
                    2 Original LP's On One CD. Includes 3 bonus tracks Recorded at Dynamic Sounds Studio, Kingston, Jamaica, 1969 to 1970.
                    • Monkey Man – Peeping Tom
                    • The Maytals – Monkey Man
                    • The Maytals – Pressure Drop
                    • From The Roots – Pee Pee Cluck Cluck
                    • The Maytals – Thy Kingdom Come
                    • The Maytals – One Eye Enos
                    • The Maytals – She's My Scorcher (Alt. Version)
                    • The Maytals – African Doctor (Alt. Version)
                    The UpsettersReturn Of Django / Eastwood Rides AgainDoctor Bird
                    Two classic Trojan albums from the golden age of reggae produced by celebrated Jamaican producer, Lee 'Scratch' Perry
                      VariousSoul Of Jamaica / Here Comes The Duke (Expanded Edition)Doctor Bird
                      Two of the most collectable Trojan LPs ever issued,50th anniversary of both albums Features numerous tracks new to CD When Trojan Records was launched...
                        Desmond DekkerYou Can Get It If You Really Want (Expanded Edition)Doctor Bird
                        First ever CD issue of one of Trojan Records’ best-selling albums. Features three major UK hits: ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want’, ‘Pickney...
                          Bob & MarciaYoung Gifted And Black / Pied PiperDoctor Bird
                          Two best-selling Trojan albums from the early 1970s, featuring reggae music's golden couple : Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths...
                            Justin Hinds & The DominoesFrom Jamaica With ReggaeDoctor Bird
                            First released in the mid-1970's to showcase the best and most recent recordings by the pioneering roots group, 'From Jamaica With Reggae' is presented...
                              Hot Shots Of ReggaeVarious ArtistsDoctor Bird
                              Expanded edition of the sought-after 1970 Trojan LP showcasing the hugely popular recordings of Jamaica's premier hit-maker, Leslie Kong.
                                The UniquesAbsolutely The... UniquesDoctor Bird
                                Comprising Keith ‘Slim’ Smith, Lloyd ‘Charmers’ Tyrell and Martin ‘Jimmy’ Riley, The Uniques enjoyed a run of hits on Jamaica’s national...
                                  VariousDancing Down Orange StreetDoctor Bird
                                  NOW ON LIMITED VINYL..12 TRACKS FIRST EVER REISSUE OF ONE OF THE MOST COLLECTABLE REGGAE ALBUMS OF THE LATE 1960S• FEATURES SOME OF THE BIGGEST JAMAICAN...
                                  • Winson Delano Stewart – That's Life
                                  • Ken Boothe – Somewhere
                                  • The Melodians – Heartaches
                                  • Winson Delano Stewart – Tell Me Baby
                                  • The Conquerors – Look Pon You
                                  • Winson Delano Stewart – Let's Have Some Fun
                                  • The Beltones – Mary Mary
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                                  Marcia GriffithsNaturally / Steppin'Doctor Bird
                                  Widely heralded as the ‘Empress of Reggae’, Marcia Griffiths has remained at the forefront of her profession for a period spanning over half a century,...
                                  • Naturally – Dreamland
                                  • Marcia Griffiths – Tell Me Now
                                  • Marcia Griffiths – Truly
                                  • Marcia Griffiths – Mark My Word
                                  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
                                  • Marcia Griffiths – Steppin' Out Of Babylon
                                  Derrick HarriottPsychedelic TrainDoctor Bird
                                  First ever re-release of classic Trojan LPMany tracks new to CDIncludes many of Jamaica’s biggest hits from 1967 to 1970During the late 1960s, a select...
                                    The KingstoniansFun GaloreDoctor Bird
                                    Killer double header rocksteady 1968 from The Kingstonians..don't miss the fun....
                                    • The Kingstonians – Fun Galore
                                    • The Kingstonians – Crime Don't Pay