Thursday, June 30, 2016

Musical Interlude: Candyman (2016)

As we know, M & M's candies turn 75 this year. It's been 45 years since Sammy Davis, Jr. recorded "The Candy Man" for the movie, "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory".

As part of the celebration of the former, Mars, Incorporated commissioned Zedd and vocalist Aloe Blacc to record a new version of "Candyman" (note the spelling), the video of which uses some of Davis' original vocals, plus assorted clips of M & M's commercials from the 50's through today.

Tri-City Valleycats fans have become accustomed to hearing an excerpt of "Candyman" as walk-up music for the team's leading hitter, Carmen Benedetti, in the first two weeks of the season.

Now, that's a sweet sound.

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