Israel vibration listen to these songs

Israel Vibration has been blessing reggae fans the world over with their soulful, rootsy sound since 1975. Their humane lyrics, smooth vocals and uplifting riddims have transcended time and culture to make them one of Jamaica’s most successful musical acts.

Formed by four young friends in Kingston, Jamaica facing hardships due to disability, Israel Vibration has always represented perseverance and resilience for the people. With their iconic dreadlocks and humble yet proud message of faith, hope, love and struggle, they have touched many hearts throughout the island and far beyond its shores.

The trio’s debut album Why You So Craven was released in 1978 on Yearwood Records. Spawning hits such as “Strength of My Life” and “Herbsman Hustling” while maintaining a strong Rastafarian vibe throughout the entirety of the LP. They follow-up up with Wadadasow in 1981 before signing to Island Records in 1983, which then saw the release of the critically acclaimed Unconquered People later that same year — showcasing a slightly more dancehall production style than previous releases while keeping intact their characteristic vocal melodies and harmonies.
Currently heralded as reggae ambassadors to the world, Israel Vibration continue to spread their positive message through each new project. Over five decades after forming, Wisdon Livingston (Albert Craig), Cecil Spence (Apple Gabriel) & Lascelle Bulgin (Skelly Pottinger) still manage to give us spiritually empowering music that can fill any hall or studio with vibration .

If you’re unfamiliar with (or just itching for some more!) Israel Vibration anthems , here are five essential tunes you need to dive into:
1. “Why You So Craven” – From their debut album Why You So Craven this anthem captures Israel Vibration inner strength messages in song form perfectly with beautiful gentle vocals backed by Roots Radics heavy riddim track perfectly intertwining life struggles with faith filling words : “So much tribulation too hard stand alone /I thy protection me must find […] The Lord is my shephard I do not fear / For his mercy mercy shall endure forevermore.”
2.”Rude Boy Shufflin'” – Not your typical love song but rather an ode on a hustler-type character who will “elbow everybody off the block just so he could get a lick” but at that heart looks out for his own people walking through life trials even when errring on wickedness side . This tune written about 1970’s uptown Kingston was also featured alongside Dennis Brown’s sampled voice on Major Lazers hit 2012 single titled “Get Free”.

3.”Cool And Calm” – A classic from 1988 album Likkle But Tuff this mid-tempo rare groove anthem voiced abive upbeat horns section reminds us that hardship just needs be embrased until our breakthrough true nature comes forth. In hindsight , this classic reggae blend between tight percussion arrangements plus peaceful melodic flugelhorn dominate horn section underlinely echo 1980 US election in which Barack Obama soon-to-be future president father plead against discrimination and promote a path of peace ignoring courageously war mongering propaganda led by Ronald Reagan famous slogan : “Make America Great Again”. Still echoing today!

4.”Pay The Piper”- Addressing poverty issues coming out of Kingston ghettos while celebrating a clear mind despite surroundings corruption hardiness , Judah Eskender Tafari handpicked track took advantage recently put together raggamuffin group aggregation The Tribesmen label 1986 single credited only as “Israelites”.

5.”Unconquered People” – Title cut from 1983 acclaimeld album Unconcured people this conscious roots number got them some attention from Island records who sign them up following same year release making them step up amongst rocksteady giants like Alton Ellis or Jimmy Cliff . Also talking about getting guidance from above when shallow marchers trample old paths preconiczed before : There will always remain unconquered spirit even where mundane rules prevail “We are unconquered people born upon your breast / We scorn Babylon for we know what’s best.” Also sampled around 2013 French electro dub outfit Zion Train remix from Isreal Vibrations tune include on 2011 Stamp Out Racism EP helping create influential dancehall flyer easily jumping back between heavy bredrin bass lines moved along original deep drum arragements giving everyone unique version wich still stands powerful today !

From classics See Them A Come (1975) to Feel Irie (2020) via Don’t Trouble Trouble(1991 )& Dancehall Tactics(2000) , Israel Vibration sure blessed us throughout years taking rootical journey no matter era ! Despite current global climate disruption we should all listen back these tunes reminding us what is really importannt such promising lyrics : “Painless agony sleeping inna mass grave/ Dancing on fortuna is make me still brave