Friday, May 28, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-Israel Vibration
Album:Power Of The Trinity
Israel Vibration is one of the all time great reggae bands. Why Worry was their very first release in 1976. Cecil "Skeleton" Spence, Albert "Apple Gabriel" Craig and Lascelle "Wiss" Bulgin all suffered from polio as children and met at Kingston's Mona Rehabilitation Clinic. As teens, Bulgin worked as a tailor but the other two had some musical training. Spence was supposed to be on the Jamaican Wheelchair Basketball team but was thrown out when he converted to Rastafarianism in 1969. and that's when all three got back together and started busking on the streets of Kingston. They finally got to record when the Rastafarian religious group Twelve Tribes Of Israel financed a single. Why Worry was the result and Israel Vibration were soon opening concerts for Bob Marley and Dennis Brown. In 1979 they signed with EMI's Harvest label and that got them an international following especially in England. They moved to New York in 1983 to try and expand to the US but were unsuccessful. Each member attempted unsuccessful solo careers. They reunited in 1987 and have been together ever since. Craig left in 1997 and Israel Vibration continues as a duo. This 3CD box set is the best way to listen to Israel Vibration. Each CD features compositions of each member along with interviews. The CDs are also available seperately. Israel Vibration is a must for reggae fans. Here's Israel Vibration performing Why Worry.