Israel Vibration The Same Song
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- Released: August 20, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Parlophone Import
- 1.Same Song (E. Spence)
- 2.Weep & Mourn (L. Bulgin)
- 3.Walk the Streets of Glory (a. Craig)
- 4.Ball of Fire (E. Spence)
- 5.I'll Go Through (E. Spence)
- 6.Why Worry (E. Espence)
- 7.Olift Up Your Consience (a. Craig)
- 8.Prophet Has Arise (E. Spence)
- 9.Jah Time Has Come (a. Craig)
- 10.Licks & Kicks (L. Bulgin)
- 11.Crisis (Disco Mix) (Bonus Track)
- 12.Same Song (12' Version) (Bonus Track)
- 13.Weep and Mourn (12' Version) (Bonus Track)
- 14.Crisis (Dub) (Bonus Track)
Israel Vibration: Wiss, Skeleton, Apple.
Additional Personnel: Mikey Chung (guitar, organ, piano); Dean "Youth Sax" Frazer (saxophone); Nambo (trombone); Ansel Collins, Youth Bubbler (organ); Augustus Pablo, Robert Lyn (piano); Robbie Shakespeare, Phillip Fullwood, Mikey Chung (bass); Calvin McKenzie, Sly Dunbar, Max Edwards (drums); Sky Juice, Sydney Wolfe (percussion).
Long hailed as a roots classic, THE SAME SONG is the full-length debut of the popular reggae trio known as Israel Vibration. The group's members, Cecil Spence, Albert Craig and Lascelles Bulgrin have known each other and have been performing together for many years. All were crippled in infancy during Jamaica's 1950s polio epidemic and met in Kingston's Rehabilitation Center. They were expelled from the center when they began to grow dreadlocks in accordance with their Rastafarian beliefs, and thereafter supported themselves with their music.
THE SAME SONG, released in 1978, is stirring, straightforward roots reggae, characterized by the trio's distinctive, gentle harmonies and strong Rastafarian messages of tolerance, understanding and transcendence. The title track, "Why Worry," and "Walk The Streets Of Glory" are only some of the standout cuts here. THE SAME SONG belongs in any comprehensive reggae collection.