After numerous recording sessions in Jamaica and Florida, ‘Vision with Faith’, the sixth album by veteran singer/musician Joseph Benaiah, has been released.
The 15-song piece has been officially available since February through his Sphinx Records and VP Records. It is produced by saxophonist Dean Fraser, who also played on the set.
“All my albums have a message going on, but this album has a better quality when it comes to mixing. The musicianship was done totally in Jamaica, apart from two tracks which were done here (South Florida). Those are ‘Things in Life’ and ‘How Can I Love Someone’,” said Benaiah, who also played guitar on ‘Vision with Faith’.
Production on the set began while he was a member of The Mighty Diamonds. He joined that group in 2015 as a replacement for the ailing Bunny Diamond and stayed with them until last year.
‘Things in Life’ is a cover of a song made popular by Dennis Brown, Benaiah’s biggest influence as a vocalist. ‘How Can I Love Someone’ was a big hit for Delroy Wilson during the rock steady era of the late 1960s.
Joseph Benaiah was born in Kingston but has lived in the United States since the late 1960s. He played in several New York City reggae bands during the 1970s, then migrated to South Florida where he started the band, Benaiah.
Benaiah and Fraser worked with several outstanding musicians on ‘Vision with Faith’, including Sly and Robbie, guitarist Mitchum “Khan” Chin, drummer Kirk Bennett and keyboardist Robbie Lyn.