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Scarce Desmond Dekker Reggae 78 From 1967

From the script:

PAUL: …. I’m wondering – I see Desmond Dekker next up on the playlist. Didn’t he record in the late sixties? If so, what’s this with him being on a 78?

ROY: Well, although the companies in North America stopped making 78s around 1959, many countries around the world kept making ‘em ‘till well into the late 60s. If you’re really lucky, you’ll find Beatle 78s from India and the Philippines. The Desmond Dekker disc we’re about to hear is actually a South African pressing from 1967. And, man, does it sound good when you turn it up loud.


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