Sugar and Candy

It's night time in the big city

The bartender wipes the counter with a damp rag

That car’s been parked there all night

There’s no one left to call


“This week we’re gonna indulge our sweet tooth, go into sugar shock, look at some eye candy, meet back at the sugar shack, take some candy from a baby, give some sweets to my sweet, get sweet and low-down, and maybe even revisit the sweet bird of youth.”

Singers and Songs

  • Joe Liggins
    The Honeydripper
  • Elizabeth Cotton and Brenda Evans
    Shake Sugaree
    “Listen to this and you think it’s a traditional song but it’s not – Elizabeth wrote it.”
  • Grateful Dead
    Sugar Magnolia
  • My Boy Lollipop
  • Sugar Coated Love
  • Ray Batts
    Stealin’ Sugar
    “I don’t know anything about Ray Batts except for this song…another mystery man, another great record”
  • Lara and The Trailers
    Sugar Town
    “You play me a Nancy Sinatra record, and I’ll play you a cover of it by a band from Singapore”
  • If Sugar Was As Sweet As You
  • The Strangeloves
    I Want Candy
    “Listen to that Bo Diddley beat!”
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain
  • Candy
  • Elvis Costello
    So Like Candy
    “Listen the drums on this record, they’re quite good. You owe me five bucks, Jim.”

Other People and Players

Other Songs and Albums


  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Washington, DC
  • Costa Rica
  • Jamaica
  • Singapore
  • Sugarland, TX
  • Hershey, PA
  • Brooklyn
  • Australia
  • Memphis
  • New York City

Movies and TV Shows

Types of Sugar