Watch How the People Dancing: Unity Sounds from the London Dancehall 1986-1989 The hippest world-music label going, Honest Jon's (of London record-shop fame) creates book-CD combos equally suited to reading and dancing. These singles and instrumentals show… Watch How the People Dancing: Unity Sounds from the London Dancehall 1986-1989 The hippest world-music label going, Honest Jon's (of London record-shop fame) creates book-CD combos equally suited to reading and dancing. These singles and instrumentals show… 2003-01-28 Various Artists
Music Review

Watch How the People Dancing: Unity Sounds From the London Dance-hall 1986-1989 (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 28, 2003; Lead Performance: Various Artists

The hippest world-music label going, Honest Jon's (of London record-shop fame) creates book-CD combos equally suited to reading and dancing. These singles and instrumentals show no-name locals rocking mics over the toy-store electro-beats that marked reggae's transition into modern-day digital dancehall. Not the best of the era (see Barrington Levy), but a sweet, bouncy snapshot of a pungent regional scene.

Originally posted Jan 24, 2003 Published in issue #692-693 Jan 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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