Tuesday 1 August 2017
An Unreleased Gem From The Black Ark
We aren't getting much help weather wise getting a summery vibe on up here in the rainy north. I think the couple of weekends we had in May and June are going to be looked back as our summer.
So if the weather isn't going to play the game maybe we can get in the mood with some class reggae from Lee Perry's stable. Long Enough, for some inextricable reason was never released back in 1977 and was to be one of the tracks on Candy McKenzie's album for Island that was shelved but then finally released on Trojan in 2011. I have never bought the album as I read some reviews at the time that said that the production was awful and a lot of vocals not very good. Something that can't be said about this track which I first heard when I purchased The Return of Sound System Scratch, a collection of unreleased tracks, dubs and instrumentals all sprinkled with the Upsetter's magic dust and well worth seeking out.
In my head the sun is shining and it's 32 degrees.
Candy McKenzie - Long Enough