Friday, May 11, 2012

Scratch Candy

Wouldn't want to call this one a Black Ark classic exactly, but it's cool to hear a forgotten Scratch production just the same. Inglan-born miss McKenzie was flown in with high hopes by Chris Blackwell's Island label to record her debut in Lee Perry's famed Trenchtown studio, but what she found was a wizard pretty much at the end of his tether. Which is probably why the resulting, rather tepid-sounding tracks remained in the vault for decades, except for two songs that got a very limited local release on Perry's own label. For a taste, here's one of Candy and Lee's better moments.

Candy McKenzie - Jah Knows

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