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Israel Vibration / Reggae Knights
Album:Reggae Knights Collection:Reggae
Artist:Israel Vibration Added:08/2011
Label:Vp Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-08-21 Pull Date:2011-10-23 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:2 Oct18 Sep11 Sep4 Sep28 Aug
Airplays:21314

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 28 Apr 14:Farmer Flap-Jack
Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
4.Sat, 01 Oct 11:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
2.Sat, 29 Oct 11:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
5.Thu, 29 Sep 11:Sunshine
Summertime Sunshine
3.Sun, 23 Oct 11:Mayjahn
Pumping Iron
6.Thu, 15 Sep 11:Farmer Flap-Jack
Happy Hour

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