Vibration's debut on the Reggae scene should
be described and seen as a classic and the
reasons for that are many.
Not only because the list of the session
musicians reads like the who's who of
Jamaican Reggae. Not only because of the
harmony singing of Apple, Wiss and Skelly.
The story behind this album is at least
as remarkable as the music it contains. For
it is a document of strength and
encouragement, as well.
Life wasn't friendly for the three
members. Things didn't come easy and even
when you struggled you might just not
succeed. A situation wherein many Jamaicans
But things were even worse for Apple,
Wiss and Skelly. As youths, they suffered
from polio and therefore they were disabled.
Sufferers among the suffers, you could say.
Sure, there's a little medical help
available, but this too came with a price
which the three men simply couldn't afford.
And not just financially!
The three singers originally met in the
Kingstonian "Mona Rehabilitation
Center", a home for polio patients, of
which they all suffered. There they had to
suffer from politics too, as they were
thrown out of the center because of their
Trying to make the best out of their
lifes, they soon found contact with the
Twelve Tribe Of Israel Organization, who
funded "The Same Song", the album
we review at this page.
It's actually a spiced-up re-issue from
the original vinyl album. This re-release
comes with a Discomix (vocal and dub in one
mix) of the title track, as well as a rare
title called "Crisis", which the
serious collector of Reggae music was
definitely looking for.
It didn't even have to be spiced up. The
music and the singing is amazing. This is as
heartical as heartical can get!