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Skelly Vibes

Skelly Vibes

by Israel Vibration
     
 
So versatile a group are Israel Vibration that it's difficult to categorize each member's individual contributions. In general, Lacelle Wiss Bulgin tended to offer up the most militant numbers, Al Craig gravitated toward unity numbers and party pieces, while Cecil Skelly Spence leaned toward the more

Overview

So versatile a group are Israel Vibration that it's difficult to categorize each member's individual contributions. In general, Lacelle Wiss Bulgin tended to offer up the most militant numbers, Al Craig gravitated toward unity numbers and party pieces, while Cecil Skelly Spence leaned toward the more introspective numbers. However, there are no real boundaries, and all three often crossed these imaginary lines. Of the trio, which later became a duo, Spence had the least-conventional singing voice, and in their earliest years his reedy voice graced the group with a vulnerable quality that immediately charmed audiences. With time his vocal strength has grown, and his impassioned delivery helps define Israel Vibration's more contemporary sound. On Skelly Vibes fans can chart his progress across the years through a dozen tracks drawn from their career up though 1996 and the Free to Move album. The CD is taken from the Power of the Trinity three-CD box set, which the RAS label made available as single discs. What makes these compilations special is that each of the 12 songs is prefaced by the artist discussing the number and the interviews, conducted by label head Doctor Dread, that are appended at the end. All are transcribed in the sleeve notes, alongside the song lyrics and complete credits. With nine studio albums to cull from and only 12 songs to choose, the selector had difficult choices to make, but most fans will be satisfied. Across such seminal early numbers as "Why Worry" and "Same Song," into the group's reunion and their glorious "Strength of My Life," across the festive "Red Eyes" and anthemic "Feelin' Irie," the set sweeps across the years, gathering up Spence's most memorable numbers along the way. With the bonus of listening to the singer reminisce about his life, his music, and his inspirations, Skelly Vibes is as good as a private session with the great artist.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2003
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768972629
catalogNumber:
89726

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Israel Vibration   Primary Artist
Ansel Collins   Organ
Carl Ayton   Drums
Aston Barrett   Bass
Carlton "Carly" Barrett   Drums
Bingy Bunny   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Tee-Bird   Piano,Keyboards
Angela Brown   Background Vocals
Chico   Horn
Junior Chin   Trumpet
Mikey Chung   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Rhythm Guitar
Tyrone Downie   Keyboards
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Max Edwards   Drums
Dean Fraser   Horn,Saxophone
Eric Frater   Guitar
Philip Fullwood   Bass
Trisie Gee   Background Vocals
Steve Golding   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Harry T.   Percussion,Hand Drums
Alvin Haughton   Percussion
Sky Juice   Percussion
Earl Lindo   Keyboards
Robert Lyn   Keyboards
David Madden   Trumpet
Cornell Marshall   Drums
Nambo   Trombone,Horn
Mike Oby   Background Vocals
Augustus Pablo   Organ,Piano
Dwight Pinkney   Guitar
Larry Preyer   Background Vocals
Ras Brass   Horn
Style Scott   Drums
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Souci   Harmonica
Michael Starr   Guitar
Mike Starr   Bass
Franklyn Waul   Keyboards
Mallory Williams   Organ,Synthesizer,Overdubs,Keyboard Overdubs
Sidney Wolfe   Percussion
Sydney Wolfe   Percussion
Errol "Flabba" Holt   Bass
Robert Lynn   Piano
Calvin McKenzie   Drums
Youth Bubbler   Organ
Craig   Percussion
Brass Tax   Horn
Sweeny Williams   Guitar
Hi-Times Band   Musician
Sticky   Percussion

Technical Credits

Israel Vibration   Producer
Scientist   Engineer
Errol Brown   Engineer
Tommy Cowan   Producer
Paul Daley   Engineer
Paul Davidson   Engineer
Doctor Dread   Producer
Fatta   Engineer
Jim Fox   Engineer,Interviewer
Mike Irish   Engineer
Mitch Ites   Art Direction,Illustrations
Maxi   Engineer
Murphy   Engineer
Soljie   Engineer
Cecil Skelly Spence   Composer
Dennis Thompson   Engineer
Henry "Junjo" Lawes   Producer
Nigel   Engineer
Stephen Stanley   Engineer
Sallie Chafer   Cover Photo
Chaio Ng   Engineer

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