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Shandi Sinnamon
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Shandi Sinnamon (1954 - ) is an American singer, song writer.

She was born to a Huguenot family as Shandra Sinnamon in Miami, Florida. After dropping out of high school, she left home for Big Sur, California. Her ambition was to become a singer and songwriter.

After encountering a bicycle accident there, she went back to Florida for recuperation. After recovering, she studied music and drama at a community college. While she was singing in a local restaurant, a disc jockey noticed her talent and introduced her to Elektra/Asylum Records.

In 1976, she released her first album Shandi Sinnamon from Asylum. In 1978, she sang the theme song of the TV drama Leave Yesterday Behind .

Around the same time in Los Angeles, California, Mike Chapman, among others, discovered her and she regrettably signed with the ever charming Chapman, instead of Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records (a decision that did not bode well for her career.) In 1980, released her second album Shandi from his Dreamland Records. And Chapman himself produced that album under the alias of Commander Chapman.

Her name inspired Shandi of Kiss (1980).

She wrote and preformed the song He’s A Dream they used in the 1983 film FLASHDANCE , and won a grammy award for her song on the soundtrack of the film.

Ever since she has written songs and sung them for films and TV dramas, including Tough Love for the film The Karate Kid , wrote Living on the Edge & Double Trouble for the film MAKING THE GRADE

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  • BeckyLovesDelta

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/runt/2007/09/20/special-guest-musician-shandi-sinnamon radioshow from 2007. She admitted back then her show isn't updated lol!

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    the only albums you can get her music on is the flashdance album of course 'He's a dream' and the song 'only a memory away' on one of the Sailor Moon english soundtracks. Such a bummer.

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    also tried her website. But it is obvious it hasn't been updated in years. Nearly all the links seem to be errors and when you go to buy an album, even more errors. You can download some of her songs off the site. But sadly, they are M3U files. I have tried all sorts of programs to make them into mp3 files. No luck. They just don't work. They play fine in windows media player and itunes. Yet, will not scrobble or anything. Such a shame because I really love the songs and would like to scrobble them and buy her albums. Pity when sites get deserted when the singer hasn't had anything out in many years and the site gets errors everywhere. Judging by her last album being out 2004, doesn't seem like she will anymore. That is probably when the site was last tended to. What a shame. This is the site http://www.shandi.org/. If anyone knows a way I can get her albums, please let me know. Amazon only has one and as I stated just before, they don't ship here. So no clue what to do there

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    I've tried buying her album 'I'm packin' online as I've heard the mp3's, but I can't scrobble them at all. But when I go to buy, they don't send to my country :(.

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    Wow "he's a dream" is amazing! Totally love her voice! I'm a sailor moon fan and found out about her via the show from the song 'Only a Memory away'. I was wondering why I couldn't find anythng more from her apart from that song because I love that song a lot. Then one day I found out about a singer named 'Shandi' and found out it's her! It is impossible to find anything by 'Shandi Sinnamon' online. Just 'Shandi'. Trying to get her albums! D:

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    anyway to get her mp3s to scrobble? D:. I downloaded them off her site. Impossible for them to show up or anything. :(

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    mmmm gosh I had no idea she had this other name as 'Shandi'. She has two pages on last.fm http://www.last.fm/music/Shandi+Sinnamon

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • swirlyboy

    Nice to see this song covered by Deep Dish in the song Flashdance. I always thought this was one of the best tracks from the Flashdance soundtrack.

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • AimsterSkitz0rz

    :)

    8 Apr 2011 Reply

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