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I'm Mark & I've Been a Fame fan since 1982. This blog is dedicated to the incredibly talented cast of the show and is a place to share music, videos and pictures. To contact me please send emails to: email@example.com
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Thursday, 13 September 2012
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
"Who Put The Bomp" comes from the season 5 epiosde "Stagefright" wriiten by Barry Mann & Gerry Goffina, it is performed by Billy Hufsey, Jesse Borrego, Carlo Imperato, nia Peepels, Loretta Chandler, Carrie Hamilton and Page Hannah.
The Kids From Fame - Unreleased Volume 3:
Just Like You (Episode Version) – The Waters
If I Only Had A? – Lee Curreri, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray,
Did I Ever Live – Albert Hague
Penny Lane - Jimmy Osmond
Light One Candle (Up-tempo Version) – Choir
Mr Cool (Episode version) – Valeri e Landsburg, Lori Singe
Murphy’s Blues – Lee Curreri
Follow The Yellow Brick Road – Debbie Allen
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Erica Gimpel, Gene Anthony Ray,
Valerie Landsburg, Lori Singer
Flying High – Instrumental
Just When I Really Needed You -Valerie Landsburg
Lay Back And Be Cool – Michael Delorenzo
Songs (Acoustic Version) – Jimmy Osmond
Ya Got Trouble – Morgan Stevens
Light One Candle (DVD Version) - Choir
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
"Out Here On My Own" performed by Irene Cara was written by Lesley and Michael Gore was originally released in 1980 from the "Fame" soundtrack.
In the U.S. the song reached number 19 on the Billboard charts and was nominated as song of the year at the 1980 academy awards. The song wasn't released in the U.K. until September 1982, where it was released as the follow up to the huge number one "Fame". Sadly the song failed to catch on like it predecessor and peaked at number 58, after only spending 3 weeks on the U.K. charts.
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Monday, 10 September 2012
"It's In His Kiss" written by Rudy Clark comes from the season 5 episode "Stagefright" where it is performed by Nia Peeples, Loretta Chandler, Carrie Hamilton and Page Hannah.
The Kids From Fame Unreleased Volume 2 - Full Album:
Songs (Episode Version) - Jimmy Osmond, Erica Gimpel
Friday Night (Episode Version) - Carlo Imperato
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Debbie Allen, Valerie Landsburg
High Fyling (Cello Version) – Valerie Landsburg, Lori Singer
Light One Candle (Orignial Version) – Choir She’s Da Bomb – Instrumental Sing To The World – Tom Sullivan
We’re Off To See The Wizard – Valerie Landsburg, Carlo Imperato,
Gene Anthony Ray, Lee Curreri
When You Know – Choir
You Are My Sunshine – Cast
You’re Just In Love – Valerie Landsburg, Lee Curreri
Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead – Debbie Allen
Reach For A dream – Erica Gimpel, Gene Anthony Ray
Love – Jimmy Osmond, Erica Gimpel
Friday, 7 September 2012
With this episode the BBC moved "Fame" to Wednesday nights instead of Thursdays. So Saturday is the 30th Anniversary of the U.K. broadcast of "A Big Finish". It was shown out of order as episode 13 instead of episode 14.
Watch and re-live the Fame memories.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
I've been putting the whole of the Fame albums on Youtube recently and that got me thinking about other albums they could have released.
The Kids From Fame Unreleased Volume 1:
Season 1 songs that were unreleased, alternate or remix versions.
Fame - Erica Gimpel
Hope - Gene Anthony Ray
Be My Music (Ep Version) - Lee Curreri
Hi Fidelity (Ep Version) - Valerie Landsburg, Lee Curreri, Carlo Imperato
Sing, Sing, Sing (Instrumental)
Miles From Here - Kenny Rankin
Take Me - Erica Gimpel
Step Up To The Mike (Ep Version) – The Kids From Fame
Starmaker (Ep Version) – The Kids From Fame
Get Down Shorfosky - Instrumental
Desdemona (Ep Version) – Gene, Valerie, Carlo
Come What May – Carlo Imperato
Hot Lunch (Ep Version) – Irene Cara
We Got The Power (12 inch mix ) –Erica Gimpel, Gene Anthony Ray
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Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
30 years ago today "Hi Fidelity" hit number 5, it's peak position on the U.K. charts. The "Hi Fidelity" information page is now set up on the "Flashback To The 80s - Music and Light Website.
The Sheet Music is now also available.
View Sheet Music
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Monday, 3 September 2012
Well the big news, which we've reported in the last few days, is the announcement that Nigel Lythgoe has gone into partnership with MGM to develop a new "Fame" TV series.
I'm excited how this may turn out and the positive impact it could have on the original series. If nothing else hopefully we'll finally get season 3 put on DVD!
Some of my thoughts for the new series would be:
I’d like to see Debbie Allen as the Principal, although appreciate Debbie is busy so maybe her role could be a recurring character rather than a regular.
I’d like Valerie Landsburg to play Doris as a school guidance counsellor who all the kids go to. Her daughter will be a student but their relationship is rocky and her daughter hates that everyone can talk to her Mother except her.
Morgan Stevens or Eric Pierpoint to play the drama teacher.
Danny’s son (Daniel or Dan for short) is new at the school which after not achieving his own dreams Danny worries his son could be wasting his time. Daniel and Doris’ daughter start seeing each other. Carlo would be a regular guest star.
Lydia persuades a reluctant Bruno to teach at the school. I suspect Lee wouldn’t want to act full time on the show so again he would be a semi regular. I'm sure Lee would be interested in writing music for the show though.
Erica Gimpel could guest star as Coco could visit the school and help the kids put on a show.
It would also be nice if Carol Mayo Jenkins could guest star in an episode, Lydia turns to her for advice when she contemplates retiring from the school.
I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.
The Episode of the month is "Stage fright" from season 5 and posts for that start today.
It's a short month this month, so there's no theme, as we take our annual holiday. We go away on September 13th, which will be when this months final posts will go live. New posts will start again on October 1st.
Debbie Allen is set reprise her role of Catherine Avery in the 4th episode of the new season of "Grey's Anatomy". Debbie will also direct the 3rs episode of the new season. "grey's anatomy returns to ABC on September 27th.
Janet Jackson has been named for the 3rd year in a row as the face of Blackglama.
Take care and have a great month,