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The Blue Beat Label - George Dekker - Right To Be Here - Out July 26th




THE BLUE BEAT LABEL

In London in 1960 Emil Shallit and Siggy Jackson launched The Blue Beat Label to record and distribute Jamaican music in the UK and in the process created one of the most iconic, legendary, best-loved, influential and acclaimed independent record labels of all time. Later the label sponsored a popular ska night at the Marquee Club in London and played a major role in the popularisation of ska. The label celebrated 60 Years in 2020. The Blue Beat Label is as culturally significant and loved today as it ever was.


GEORGE DEKKER

CANIC AGARD, aka George Dekker was born in Jamaica in 1946.

There are few Jamaican Artists with such an impressive career as George Dekker. He is not Desmond Dekker's brother, Dekker is only a stage name

His career gained momentum in the late 60s when he joined the vocal group The Pioneers. The Pioneers scored hit after hit internationally and they were one of the first Jamaican acts with hit singles in Europe.

Next to his work with The Pioneers , George also released successful solo material including Foey Man, Nosey Parker, Time Hard and Try Love.

Throughout his career George Dekker has worked with producers Leslie Kong, Bunny Lee, Byron Lee, Joe Gibbs, Sydney Crooks and others.

Within the Pioneers undoubtedly George is one the most gifted song writers in the group and continues to tour together with the other active member, Jackie Robinson and are very much in request, in UK, Mainland Europe and South American , especially Brazil.


RlGHT TO BE HERE

For his brand new studio solo album Right To Be Here George Dekker has teamed up with renowned producers Mafia and Fluxy. The Heywood Brothers Leroy (Mafia) & Dave (Fluxy) have been producing, remixing and touring for over 35 years now and have worked with a very impressive list of artists over the years ranging from touring with James Brown, Maxi Priest to doing remixes for Janet Jackson, Sting, Gypsy Kings and more. Mafia and Fluxy continue to work on productions and remain a sought after backing band and producers for artists on the international circuit.

Right To Be Here, the brand new studio album from George Dekker is out on July 26th on The Blue Beat Label.

The album release on July 26th will be preceded by two single releases from the album, Reggae Do Brazil on May 3rd and Weary on June 14th.


Artist: GEORGE DEKKER.

Album: RIGHT TO BE HERE.

Label: THE BLUE BEAT LABEL

Tracklisting.

Side A

1. WICKED AFFI RUN

2. RIGHT TO BE HERE

3. WEARY

4. BABYLON KINGDOM

5. MORANT BAY REBELLION

6. LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT

Side B

7. REGGAE DO BRAZIL

8. KWAKO

9. BABY TONIGHT

10. RUN

11. JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU

12. IN AMERICA

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