When Jamaica’s first international reggae superstar, Desmond Dekker, passed away on 25 May 2006, his loss was felt most greatly amongst his fans, family and colleagues. Of these, few were more deeply affected than his long-time friend, singing companion and business partner, Delroy Williams. 

Delroy had first met Desmond back in the sixties, with the pair quickly forming a close brotherly bond that soon led to them collaborating musically, performing at venues around the globe and recording new material for the then revitalized Trojan Records. 

Despite numerous requests to take the Aces band back on the road, Delroy repeatedly refused knowing nobody could ever possibly replace his dear ‘brother’. Now the years have past and Delroy has finally decided to bow to the demands of Desmond’s countless fans and they do so safe in the knowledge that their great friend and colleague would be proud of their role in ensuring his wonderful music will never, be forgotten.

DESMOND DEKKER R.I.P. (16 July 1941 – 25 May 2006)