Israel Vibration / Reggae Knights
Album: Reggae Knights   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Israel Vibration   Added:Aug 2011
Label:Vp Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-08-21 Pull Date: 2011-10-23 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 2 Sep 18 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28
Airplays: 2 1 3 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 28, 2014: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
Poor And Humble
4. Oct 01, 2011: New World Disorder
2. Oct 29, 2011: New World Disorder
Original Gangster
5. Sep 29, 2011: Summertime Sunshine
If You Do Bad
3. Oct 23, 2011: Pumping Iron
My Master's Will
6. Sep 15, 2011: Happy Hour
If You Do Bad

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-08-20
Israel Vibration – Reggae Knights
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/20/11
Classic-style Roots Rock Reggae. Mostly quite mellow and sweet (no dubstep here!*), fine players of instruments and backing vocals, honest and unprocessed lead vocals, very sincere stuff. Background vocals reflect Israel Vibration’s classic slow vibrato styling. I like the last four tracks, which are all very different from each other in style.
1. 4:37 **midtempo irie swingy bubble. All about sharing with others. Sweet.
2. 4:27 **a bit uptempo but relaxed bubble, all about ital farming. Restrained but delightful instrumentation.
3. 4:54 ****way groovy midtempo bubble with grunty keyboards – great sound.
4. 4:17 **downtempo swingy groove, hint of spaghetti western in guitar; pretty, mysterious vibe. Parables from Old Testament lyrics.
5. 4:22 ***nyahbinghi – classic sound. If you go way up in the hills in Jamaica, this is what church sounds like. (that’s a good thing, BTW)
6. 4:24 **downtempo, rootsy vocals. Sweet guitar solo.
7. 4:38 **a bit uptempo with a lot of swing – and a bit of country western sound. Very mellow – sounds like some early Jimmy Cliff arrangements. Doesn’t sound a bit like New York City to me, but that’s mostly cause there aren’t any honking taxis…
8. 4:30 ***upbeat skank with a hint of Latin sound.
9. 3:52 *midtempo bubble, a bit too smooth instrumentation for my tastes.
10. 4:18 ***midtempo roots skank, good sound, slice of life lyrics.
11. 4:22 ****uptempo and upbeat – almost rock steady – horn section. I think this is about music industry vultures.
12. 4:25 ****midtempo calypso groove with banjo. Jamaican pride song, which fits with the Junkanoo sound.
13. 4:53 ****cool midtempo skank with almost heavy metal guitar, about being sold up the river.
14. 3:57 ****hip hop – in fact almost dubstep*. Very modern, bangy sound, spoken word delivery. Different!

Track Listing
1. My Master's Will   8. Poor And Humble
2. Dig Up The Ground   9. Bad Intention
3. Take It Slow   10. Old Town
4. If You Do Bad   11. Rip And Run Off
5. Haile-I   12. Cantankerous
6. Walla Walla   13. Slammer
7. New York City   14. Original Gangster