Desmond Dekker – You Can Get It If You Really Want [1970]
July 27, 2011

Once the sole domain of Bank adverts, job center commercials and all manner of advertising for any kind of product you can imagine. But take that out of the picture and what you have is a classic from Dekker. Now the original was Jimmy Cliff’s, released in ’69 wheras Dekker released his in 1970. But for me its all about the delivery, the band is funkier on Dekker’s version, his voice is a bit more buttery smooth than Jimmy’s. Thats not to say I dont like Cliff’s version, I just prefer Dekker! Plus, its the title track of the fantastic Desmond Dekker album, containing many other gems including That’s The Way Life Goes, Peace On The Land and I Believe. Well worth picking up.