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The legendary Viceroys return with a new single, “Love Is Stronger Than Hate”. The new 7” will be released on the “Med.Tone
Records” label in February 1, 2014.
It is Israeli/Jamaican collaboration with lyrics written by Wesley Tinglin from the Viceroys over an original riddim by “Zvuloon Dub System”. The song was produced by Asaf and Ilan Smilan and backed by Israeli roots reggae band “Zvuloon Dub System”.
On the flip side you'll find a heavy dub version from Zvuloon Dub System, mixed live on desk by the Smilan brothers.
Since their debut recording for producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in the middle of the rocksteady era in 1967, The Viceroys remain one of Jamaica's leading vocal groups.
The group was formed in Kingston, Jamaica by Wesley Tinglin, along with Daniel Bernard and Bunny Gayle, and after auditioning unsuccessfully for Duke Reid, the trio made their debut recording for producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in in 1967. The group recorded several singles for Dodd's Studio One label, including "Ya Ho", "Fat Fish", and "Love & Unity". They went on to record for several other producers in the late 1960s and 1970s, including Derrick Morgan, Winston Riley (who produced their hit "Mission Impossible"), Lee "Scratch" Perry (including "Babylon Deh Pon Fire", which was credited to Truth Fact & Correct), Lloyd Daley, and Pete Weston. They also returned to record at Studio One in the late 1970s. The band's first album release was the Phil Pratt-produced Consider Yourself (1978), originally credited to their alias The Interns and later released as Ya Ho, credited to The Viceroys. They had a big hit in Jamaica in 1980 with the Sly & Robbie-produced "Heart Made of Stone". Their first album released as the Viceroys was the Linval Thompson production We Must Unite, released in 1982 by Trojan
Records, and featuring the Roots Radics. Thompson also produced their 1983 album Brethren and Sistren, and in 1984 they moved on to work again with Winston Riley on the Chancery Lane album. After a period of inactivity, Tinglin revived the group with Ingram and new member Michael Gabbidon, and they
recorded a new album in 2006, a live recording from Earl "Chinna" Smith's yard in French label Makasound's Inna de Yard series.