Thursday, June 28, 2012
Rock Candy Records was another small imprint out of New York that was putting out some funk and as the eighties progressed some early hip hop records. There isn't that much information out there on the company and I only have this one record by The Paragons but I know there are a handful of other 12"s off the label floating around out there. Rock Candy would go on to sponsor Scott La'Rock and KRS One, and there is a short mention of them in Brian Coleman's 'Oral History Of 80's Hip Hop' :
The Paragons who recorded this record might be the very same Paragon's who appeared on so many sweet male vocal group reggae 45's during the same period, I wouldn't be surprised, but can't say for sure as no names on this 12" release seem to match up, but elements of the production are the same even though this is a proto house tinged modern soul recording..
The Paragons with The Love Machine Orch. - Don't Go Nowhere
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