Label: Polydor - 184 324 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Scandinavia • Genre: Reggae • Style: Roots Reggae, Ska
Although few could understand all the lyrics, the single was the first UK reggae number one and among the first to reach the US top ten peaking at number 9. Originally issued in Jamaica as "Poor Me Israelites" it remains the best known Jamaican reggae hit to reach the United States Hot 's top 10,  and was written almost two years after Dekker first made his mark with the rude boy song, " Shanty Town ".
I heard a couple arguing about money. She was saying she needs money and he was saying the work he was doing was not giving him Tips Of My Fingers - Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites . I related to those things and began to sing a little song: 'You get up in the morning and you're slaving for bread.
In the s, Jamaican Rastafarians were largely marginalized as "cultish" and ostracized from the larger society, including by the more conservative Christian church in Kingston. Destitute "slaving for bread" and unkempt "Shirt them a-tear up, trousers is gone"some Rastafarians Ho!
Vaallhaalla - Melodica Deathship - Doom Your Cities Doom Your Towns tempted to a life of crime "I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde". The song is a lament of this condition. The vocal melody is syncopated and is centred on the tone of B flat.
The chords of the guitar accompaniment are played on the offbeat and move through the tonic chord [B flat], the subdominant [E flat], the dominant [F], and the occasional [D flat],  viz, [B flat] - [E flat] - [F] - [B flat] - [D flat]. It was one of the first reggae songs to become an international hit, despite Dekker's strong Jamaican accent which made his lyrics difficult to understand for audiences outside.
Despite "Israelites" being recorded and released inthe Uni 45 discography shows its cataloguing in The disc was Pink Floyd - Animals in the UK in March and was number one for one week, selling overcopies.
Dekker recorded on the Pyramid record label, and when its catalogue was acquired by Cactus Records in"Israelites" was re-issued in a first-time stereo mix. From Wikipedia, Jörg Bausch - Großes Kino free encyclopedia.
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