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ARTIST
TITLE
Watch How The People Dancing
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ASW 41029CD ASW 41029CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/30/2002

"This album showcases the reggae music made by Unity Hi-Power, a leading London sound system of the 1980s. It is presented as the next-generation companion to Honest Jons' recent compilation of Trinidadian calypsos, London Is The Place For Me. The mood is more defiant -- a Jamaican secession from London -- with themes of inner-city sufferation running alongside hymns to the dancehall and the herb superb. For the music, only a tiny handful of reggae labels outside Jamaica have sustained such exhilarating originality. Nothing in English reggae comes close. Watch How The People Dancing celebrates a watershed in the transition from classical reggae to ragga which is magnificently unique to London, a music deep inside its own traditions but nodding to US hiphop and house, and pointing to the new English breakbeat." Features tracks from: Selah Collins, Mikey Murka, Errol Bellot, Kenny Knots, Richie Davis, Peter Bouncer, Jack Wilson & Demon Rockers.