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Chocolate Starship Premiere New Song ‘The Candyman Blues’

by Paul Cashmere on June 18, 2024

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Chocolate Starfish have taken ‘The Candy Man’, the Willie Wonka classic made famous by Sammy Davis Jr and turned it into the Blues Rock version ‘The Candyman Blues’.

The new quirky version of the classic happened this way according to lead singer Adam Thompson. ‘We had been playing around with The Candy Man in its traditional format as a bit of fun, as people often refer to me as ‘Mr Chocolate’. We were all feeling it wasn’t ‘Chocolate Starfish’ enough in its original style – it needed something else, but we weren’t sure what that was.’

It evolved on a road trip. ‘I was doing one of my long NT drives when it came to me that the song could be sung over the riffs to Roadhouse Blues,’ Adam recalls. ‘After that, the rock/theatrical pairing took shape.

Tim Henwood then put his production magic over it.

Chocolate Starfish 2024 is Adam Thompson (lead vocals), John Nixon (bass), Darren Danielson (drums), Norm Falvo (keyboard) and Zakk Zedras (guitar).

Here is the Sammy Davis Jr version:

And the Willie Wonka scene

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