Israel Vibration / Stamina
Album: Stamina   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Israel Vibration   Added:Mar 2008
Label:Israel Vibration Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-03-09 Pull Date: 2008-05-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 11 Apr 27 Apr 13 Apr 6 Mar 30 Mar 16
Airplays: 3 1 3 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 08, 2008: The Twilight Zone
Herb Is The Healing
4. Apr 26, 2008: New World Disorder
Sautez Reggae
2. May 10, 2008: New World Disorder
5. Apr 12, 2008: New World Disorder
3. May 10, 2008: The Twilight Zone
Herb Is The Healing, Herb Is The Healing
6. Apr 12, 2008: The Twilight Zone
Flood Water, Herb Is The Healing

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-03-10
Israel Vibration – Stamina
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/3/08
Just plain excellent Roots Rock Reggae from some true veterans. Israel Vibration should need no introduction at this point, and never disappoint. This is a very tasty slab o’ plastic indeed. Distinctive vocal stylings and interesting lyrics (when you can parse the patois), excellent musicianship, female backing vocals who compliment the singers nicely. Yummers!
Minor FCC on track 8, best tracks 4 and 11, all tracks very good.
1. 4:35 **a bit downtempo roots rock reggae with prominent horns, diaspora lyrics.
2. 3:52 ***slightly downtempo bubble, slightly nonsensical lyrics (reminiscent of Jacob Miller), chorus imitates singer’s distinctive slow vibrato.
3. 4:45 **another downtempo bubble with a sweet solo sax, apparently a recounting of Hurricane Katrina.
4. 4:33 ****swingy and groovy horn-driven skank, the obligatory song in praise of pot.
5. 4:20 **a bit uptempo bubble with a nice bounce.
6. 4:18 **a bit downtempo, different vocalist from the previous tracks, apparently about false rastas and their badness…
7. 5:16 ***classic roots rock sound, not sure what it’s all about, apart from calling leaders to do right…
8. 3:58 minor FCC – “talking crap” ****odd little bit of percussion intro, uptempo skank – fun diatribe, I think directed at dancehall slackness.
9. 0:28 seems to be sounds of a drug sale on the street?
10. 4:42 **starts with a skit in patois with music backing. Midtempo skank, chastising runaways.
11. 3:55 ****midtempo with syncopated clapping and bloops, apparently about smelling good. What’s not to like about that?
12. 5:15 **midtempo, quite a ska sound, esp. in the horns, all about growing up.
13. 3:51 **upbeat and bouncy, diatribe against people who take advantage of the system and make things hard for others… Good call!
14. 3:59 ***cute bouncey bubble – a bit Cajun, a bit kiddie song, a bit folky… Bit of harmonica, fuzz guitar solo that fits in quite strangely, but who cares…

Track Listing
1. Far Beyond   8. Stamina
2. Back Staba   9. Downtown Kingston Intro Ja
3. Flood Water   10. Run Away Girl
4. Herb Is The Healing   11. Cleanliness
5. Gully Bank   12. Little Children
6. Natty Dread   13. Free Loafter
7. Lion In The Jungle   14. Sautez Reggae