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Lee Morgan's 'Candy'...

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I caught the tail end of the Jazz Record Requests show the other day and came in during what sounded like a typical Blue Note hard bop tune.

"Sounds familiar", I thought. Anyway, turns out it was Candy by Lee Morgan from the album of the same name. .

I know many bop tunes were based on standards, but this one sounded so very familiar it was driving me mad. It's bound to be a really obvious one too. Haven't got that that session so I can't keep going back and listening to it.

Can anyone help and tell me which tune it is based upon?

cheers, tonym.

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Well, Candy is itself a standard, isn't it? Morgan, Johnny Mercer, Chet Baker-- that tune's gotten some play.

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Yep. Big Maybelle had a hit with it, and I think Dinah Washington did too. Juke box fodder, this one was. Top-40 all the way in its day, before Lee go hold of it. Hell, my old man used to request it whenever he came to hear me work w/a female singer, so you KNOW it was popular!

The changes themselves are pretty generic, though. Think "Perdido" and you're there.

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Really!!!! I had no idea it was an established tune --- who wrote it?

This is one that has slipped under my radar.

Thanks fellas.

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David / Whitney / Kramer

Don't know the first names & what else they wrote.

Maybe someone does.

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CANDY

words and music by Mack David, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer

Candy, I call my sugar Candy

Because I'm sweet on Candy

And Candy's sweet on me

He/She understands me

My understanding Candy

And Candy's always handy

When I need sympathy

I wish that there were four of him/her

So I could love much more of him/her

He/She has taken my complete heart

Got a sweet tooth for my sweetheart

Candy, it's gonna be just dandy

The day I take my Candy

And make him/her mine, all mine

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It's here, too:

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That sounds one hell of an album. Some of my favourite tunes on there; '... Paper Moon', 'You're Looking At Me' and 'What Is There To Say?'

Thanks.

This IS one hell of an album!

Guests Sweets, Stuff & Willie Smith and Juan Tizol add very much!

Get it! (There's been a recent remastering, by the way)

ubu

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