Trojan Records will release the album “Pretty Africa” on April 13th with previously unheard recordings of Desmond Dekker & The Aces from sessions at Chalk Farm Studio in 1973.
They recorded a dozen backing tracks intended for release on a new album. However, the material never saw the light of day and remained in the Trojan vaults until it was discovered last year.
It is a fitting start to a year where Desmond Dekker’s U.K. Number One hit “Israelites” turns 50. It was the first Jamaican produced song to top the charts.
PRETTY AFRICA TRACK LIST
1 Pretty Africa – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
2 Treat Me Cruel – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
3 Love Is the Key – The Aces
4 The Sweet Sound of Music – Desmond Dekker
5 Behold – The Aces 6 Please Don’t Bend – Desmond Dekker
1 Sweet Music – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
2 Was a Sunny Day – The Aces
3 We Got to Be Free – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
4 Walk Don’t Run – The Aces
5 Trample – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
6 Jah Jah Children – Al Barry
Listen to the title track Pretty Africa here: