from the album Ain't No Shame In My Game (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #9 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12
Today's song of the day comes from rapper Candyman, who hails from Los Angeles. After working behind Tone Loc of "Wild Thing/Funky Cold Medina" fame, Candell Manson released his major-label debut album Ain't No Shame In My Game in 1990. The first single, "Knockin' Boots", uses the instrumental track from Betty Wright's "Tonight's The Night" as the base, with an interpolation of the chorus of "Ooh Boy" from Rose Royce as the bridge between verses. Tone provided the intro to the single and video...
"Knockin' Boots" became Candyman's sole top-40 pop hit, reaching the top ten in November of 1990. The single also climbed to #5 on Billboard's R&B chart. Internationally, the record topped the singles chart in the Netherlands, and got to #9 in neighboring Belgium. Candell's second single, "Melt In Your Mouth", which sampled the Spinners' "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", reached #69 on the pop chart and #46 R&B. A third release, "Nightgown", slipped in at #91 on the pop Hot 100. In the summer of 1991, he released a second album, Playtime is Over, but he hasn't been on the R&B or pop chart since.
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and here's Candell performing the song live in 2012...
Up tomorrow: Soulful women are catching your dishonesty.