Candi & The Backbeat (initially called Candi) was a Canadian pop band with lead vocalist Candy Pennella (Candita Pennella). They started out as an Italian wedding band before releasing their debut self-titled album, Candi, in 1988 on the I.R.S. Records label. Band members included Nino Milazzo on bass & background vocals, Paul Russo on drums & percussion, and Rich Imbrogno on keyboards. The band is best known among U.S. audiences for the freestyle classic “Dancing Under a Latin Moon,” a major dance hit which also made number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988.
In 1990, at the 20th Juno Awards Candy Pennella was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, losing to Rita MacNeil.She was nominated for the same award the next year, losing to Celine Dion.
Included in the Candi album was “Under Your Spell”, nominated for the Single of the Year at the 1990 Junos. “Under Your Spell” and “Missing You”, from the same album, were both nominated for Best Dance Recording at the same award show.
“Under Your Spell” was co-produced and mixed by Johm Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M).
Under Your Spell (12″ Club Mix) 5:09
Under Your Spell (LP Version) 3:51
Under Your Spell (Trance Dub Mix) 6:24