Financial remuneration for his recorded work proved fitful , however, and around 1965, Clancy moved to Annotto Bay, where he worked for a while as a tailor. The following year he decided to reactivate his singing career, supervising the production of two of his own recordings, 'Darling Don't Do That' and 'Guns Town' at Coxsone Dodd's studio, which appeared in limited numbers in Jamaica on a blank label 'pre' release. The following year he hired Duke Reid's famed Treasure Isle studio, where he produced 'Say What You're Saying' by local singer, Eric 'Monty' Morris, which he issued on the newly launched New Beat label. The disc proved a major hit on the island and over the next few years, Clancy enjoyed considerable success as one of Jamaica's most influential producers, with a slew of hits featuring himself, and artists such as including Larry Marshall, Busty Brown, Joe Higgs, King Stitt, the Dynamites, Lord Creator and the Fabulous.
Clancy's charitable nature also led to a number of others making their mark in the Jamaican music industry, as he assisted Lee Perry launch his Upsetter label in 1968 and lent Niney the money to press copies of his hit, 'Blood And Fire' in 1971. He also ensured artists received all the money they were due, as Kirk Salmon of The Fabulous Flames recalled in an interview with journalist, Dave Kingston of Canadian magazine, 'Reggae Quarterly':
'Clancy wasn't one of those rip-off producers. Clancy treated us good...'cause at that time a lot of the artists were suffering. We could have suffered too, like the rest of them, but Clancy is more humanitarian than a lot of them...we always have money. Clancy opened a bank account for us in Jamaica when we were in Canada and put money in, so that when we came back we had money. He did a lot more than what a normal producer would do, because of the type of person he is. He's kind-hearted.'
Clancy continued to record material, ranging from heartfelt love songs, to stinging social commentary right up to 1977,when he ceased work in disgust at the rising price of records on the island. His output over the years that followed was erratic, although although singles such as 'Mash Up The Country' and 'Iniquity Worker' from the mid-eighties rank alongside such classics as the pro-Michael Manley 1972 election anthem, 'Rod Of Correction' and the magnificent 'Generation Belly' from the mid-seventies.
Clancy passed away on June 30th 2005, at a hospital in Spanish Town, just outside Kingston, after suffering a stroke that had left him in a coma for 5 days. With his passing, Jamaican music has lost yet another of its greats, whose musical talents were equalled by his kindness, warmth and sincerity.