CANDY MAN, THE

Latest update on 01/04/2016

Artist: Aubrey Wood
Author: Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley
Label: Wolfer Pictures
Year: 1971

In first film Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (the one with Gene Wilder), based on a Roald Dahl story. The song is not in Tim Burton's film remake Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (with Johnny Depp).

Covers:

1971:

Anthony Newley

1972:

Sammy Davis Jr. [n°1 US]

2016:

Zedd & Aloe Blacc [inspiration for their Candyman, promoting M&M's 75th anniversary]

Sammy had another big hit with Bricusse/Newley-composition What Kind Of Fool Am I? from musical Stop The World, I Want To Get Off, originally by Anthony Newley himself. (see also: Who Can I Turn To? and Pure Inspiration)

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