王愛明《明明是》

王愛明 - 明明是 (1981)
作曲 : 黃霑 作詞 : 黃霑


想不到寫《今晚夜》惹起大家對《明明是》的懷念,其實我對王愛明作為歌手回憶不深,最記得首次認識她是《跳飛機》,極受小孩歡迎的辛尼哥哥退出,換上兩位女主持,一個是明明姐姐 (王愛明),一個是造時姐姐 (黃造時),她們間中抱著結他唱兒歌,但到底不及辛尼哥哥親切動聽。

1981年節目改革,她調到午飯後時段的《婦女新姿》,和陳齊頌、森森兩位阿太一起做主持,目標觀眾一下子由細路變成師奶,就脫離了我所關心的範圍。其實,王愛明從來不師奶,一直小姑獨處,直到現在仍未婚,篤信佛教,抱獨身主義。

王愛明做粵語片童星出身,1960年拍《可憐天下父母心》,合演的小孩還有黎小田、馮寶寶;她其後成為影壇七公主之一,七位依次序是馮素波、沈芝華、陳寶珠、蕭芳芳、薜家燕、王愛明、馮寶寶,她排尾二,一直以怕事小女孩形象示人,和馮寶寶的精靈鬼馬截然不同。

到了70年代,王愛明和沈殿霞、汪明荃、張德蘭 (張圓圓) 組成四朵金花,經常在EYT表演,穿上一式一樣的輕紗長裙,砌成花朵形狀,把幸福和歡樂,送給每一戶人家。

去年肥姐逝世,經典台重播四朵金花演出片段,她們4人中有3人是童星出身,因此歌路貼向兒歌、卡通歌、迪士尼歌,譬如以下的聖誕演出。

四朵金花 - 雪人完成了 / L.O.V.E. Love (1975)
《歡樂今宵》中環皇后像廣場的大型戶外演出,可以感受到70年代的聖誕帶著西化、優裕、夢幻的氣氛。


另一條片是EYT澳門戶外騷,在大三巴上演音樂劇《萬世巨星》,四位合唱主題曲,視覺效果一流。

四朵金花 - I Don't Know How To Love Him (1975)


《明明是》從沒CD化,在ebay找到有人拍賣黑膠碟,可以一窺大碟設計,封面不放歌手照片,甚為大膽,封套內頁有王愛明的童年相,又再勾起人對她做童星的回憶。



9 comments:

galaxy said...

噢~~懷念她....
可惜在無線一直沒有紅過(或被重用)。

Agnes艾麗絲謝 said...

王愛明係"天龍八部"飾演天山童姥. 可能貪佢細細粒. N年後無線搵陳安瑩再演天山童姥....

《可憐天下父母心》前, 王愛明拍邵氏《後門》, 好似已經得過童星獎. 據聞佢父親都係做導演.

四方格 said...

多謝chi!

「明明是」大碟裡面仲有首西歌--「扮靚」。是首改編歌呢﹗

「兩頭望﹐扮靚靚滿頭汗...」

記得我係用五蚊賤價買呢盒帶返黎﹐結果比人笑左好耐。最後送左比人做生日禮物﹗

ricky said...

Thanks Chi for writing a topic on 王愛明。

《明明是》大碟封面不放歌星照片,在當年真的算幾前衛。

而這首《明明是》以歌手名字套入歌名同埋歌詞,也比王菲的《流非飛》,《紅粉菲菲》行先十幾年。

shangri_la said...

I seem to recall there was talk of the reason why the very single 王愛明 was chosen to join 《婦女新姿》was because the two hostesses at the time, 陳齊頌 and 森森, were both divorcée. It didn't look good for a program that marketed at the homemakers demographics

While we are talking about hearsay, rumour had it that 辛尼哥哥 was actually involuntarily removed from 《跳飛機》 due to copyright issue. Supposedly he had unauthorizedly used the songs from 《跳飛機》 for his own promotional purpose.

dty said...

Thank you so much for mentioning this very underrated song. On my iTunes, this is the song I've listened to the most.

When this song came out in the early 80s, I probably heard it no more than 10 times on the radio. Yet I always remembered the song because of the first line, "明明是一切都不記." James Wong is always lauded as a great lyricist, but I think he's also a first-class pop song composer, a facet of his career that many people overlook.

And Felicia Wong sang this song with an underlying sadness that fits the lyrics so well.

cassette said...

Dear Chi,
Thank you so much for your posting on 明明是. It was one of my favourite albums from the 80s. I had a cassette tape when it first came out but lost it some time ago. The album actually has lots of good music besides the title song. Very good quality -- you can tell lots of care has put into the production. In fact, I think her record company was owned by somebody well known too, (阮兆輝?) - otherwise who would have thought to give 明明 a record deal! The album is almost like a makeover for her. Ultimately it did not work. But I am still REALLY glad that they did give it a try and that the album was made.

raylam said...

呢張碟係我最喜愛唱片之一
尤其是其中一首"足印"
成首歌根本係王愛明人生的寫照
* 幾年後先流行順流逆流/幾許風雨等為歌手度身訂做歌曲

老李 said...

剛剛發現這個blog , 又剛剛正在聽明明是大碟,這唱片是我的至愛,歌曲好像是明明的寫照,一張好感人的唱片,好像訴說著她的星途一樣,我特別喜歡
你我一家和足印