Song of the day: Sammy Davis Jr.- The Candy Man


In 1972, Sammy Davis Jr. recorded the biggest hit in his career. The song had been in the movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in the year before, and Mike Curb heard this song. At the end of the movie production, he made an instrumental for Sammy Davis Jr. He offered it to Sammy Davis Jr. , who at first did not like the song at all. He recorded it anyway, but wasn’t too confident about the song: according to him it could end his career. The co-writer of the song was not happy with the recording, too: he wanted to release his own version as he was in a divorce. But Sammy Davis Jr. released the song, and made it a number 1 hit in the US… Enjoy

Sammy Davis Jr.- The Candy Man


Posted on August 21, 2015, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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