“Israelites” – Desmond Dekker and The Aces

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If you need further proof that the Top 40 is sometimes the safe haven for terrific songs that don’t fit in anywhere else, here we go again. Before Bob Marley … before Jimmy Cliff … this reggae song hit the U.S. Billboard Top Ten back in 1969. A great, classic song. Effectively used in Gus Van Sant’s 1989 film “Drugstore Cowboy.”

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